Lucio Fulci

1927 - 1996

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Lucio Fulci (Italian: [ˈlutʃo ˈfultʃi]; 17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. Although he worked in a wide array of genres through a career spanning nearly five decades, including comedies and Spaghetti Westerns, he garnered an international cult following for his giallo and horror films. His most notable films include the "Gates of Hell" trilogy—City of the Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981), and The House by the Cemetery (1981)—as well as Massacre Time (1966), One on Top of the Other (1969), Beatrice Cenci (1969), A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971), Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), White Fang (1973), Four of the Apocalypse (1975), Sette note in nero (1977), Zombi 2 (1979), Contraband (1980), The New York Ripper (1982), Murder Rock (1984), and A Cat in the Brain (1990). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucio Fulci has received more than 677,454 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Lucio Fulci is the 213th most popular film director (down from 200th in 2019), the 1,301st most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,256th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Film Director.

Lucio Fulci is most famous for his horror films, which he directed in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Among film directors, Lucio Fulci ranks 213 out of 1,580Before him are Michael Cacoyannis, John Sturges, Miklós Jancsó, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, and Vsevolod Pudovkin. After him are Stephen Frears, Alan J. Pakula, Barry Levinson, Mario Bava, Henry Hathaway, and Raoul Walsh.

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Among people born in 1927, Lucio Fulci ranks 71Before him are Sydney Brenner, Maurice Ronet, Narciso Yepes, Juan Almeida Bosque, F. Sherwood Rowland, and Herbert Blomstedt. After him are Carlo Maria Martini, Abdul Halim of Kedah, Jupp Derwall, Kurt Masur, Bob Fosse, and Lee Konitz. Among people deceased in 1996, Lucio Fulci ranks 51Before him are Virginia Cherrill, Martin Balsam, Mohammad Najibullah, Greer Garson, Rafael Kubelík, and Leonor Fini. After him are František Plánička, Ernesto Geisel, Shūsaku Endō, George Davis Snell, Max Manus, and Frida Boccara.

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Among people born in Italy, Lucio Fulci ranks 1,301 out of 4,088Before him are Caesar Baronius (1538), Frank Lentini (1889), Vittorio Storaro (1940), Maria Cristina of Savoy (1812), Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1468), and Adolfo Celi (1922). After him are Massimo Moratti (1945), Carlo Maria Martini (1927), Gabriele Amorth (1925), Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), and Salvatore Ferragamo (1898).


Among film directors born in Italy, Lucio Fulci ranks 20Before him are Ettore Scola (1931), Sergio Corbucci (1926), Marco Ferreri (1928), Francesco Rosi (1922), Lina Wertmüller (1928), and Dino Risi (1916). After him are Mario Bava (1914), Mario Monicelli (1915), Liliana Cavani (1933), Damiano Damiani (1922), Joe D'Amato (1936), and Gillo Pontecorvo (1919).