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Ruggero Deodato

1939 - 2022

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Ruggero Deodato (7 May 1939 – 29 December 2022) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. His career spanned a wide-range of genres including peplum, comedy, drama, poliziottesco, and science fiction, yet he is perhaps best known for directing violent and gory horror films with strong elements of realism. His most notable film is Cannibal Holocaust, considered one of the most controversial and brutal in the history of cinema, which was seized, banned or heavily censored in many countries, and which contained special effects so realistic that they led to Deodato being arrested on suspicion of murder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruggero Deodato has received more than 680,989 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ruggero Deodato is the 288th most popular film director (up from 290th in 2019), the 1,598th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,642nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ruggero Deodato ranks 288 out of 1,581Before him are Rouben Mamoulian, William Kennedy Dickson, Ousmane Sembène, Darren Aronofsky, Michael Bay, and Germaine Dulac. After him are Yuen Woo-ping, Garry Marshall, Richard Brooks, Mike Nichols, Béla Tarr, and M. Night Shyamalan.

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Among people born in 1939, Ruggero Deodato ranks 101Before him are Scott McKenzie, Krzysztof Zanussi, Yaphet Kotto, Carmen Salinas, Nikola Pilić, and Michael Moorcock. After him are John O'Keefe, Ginger Baker, Jean Djorkaeff, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, Grace Slick, and Dusty Springfield. Among people deceased in 2022, Ruggero Deodato ranks 97Before him are Jozef Tomko, Saul Kripke, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Klaus Schulze, Jean-Jacques Sempé, and Jean-Claude Mézières. After him are Yuri Averbakh, David Warner, Borislav Ivkov, Mino Raiola, Ichirou Mizuki, and Richard Leakey.

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Among people born in Italy, Ruggero Deodato ranks 1,598 out of 4,668Before him are Francesco Crispi (1818), Bernardino Telesio (1509), Domenico di Pace Beccafumi (1486), Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675), Saint Marcella (325), and Moses Montefiore (1784). After him are Guido of Siena (1230), Princess Alice of Parma (1849), Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma (1934), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Eduardo De Filippo (1900), and Giovanni Andrea Doria (1539).


Among film directors born in Italy, Ruggero Deodato ranks 27Before him are Marco Ferreri (1928), Lucio Fulci (1927), Mario Monicelli (1915), Joe D'Amato (1936), Gillo Pontecorvo (1919), and Damiano Damiani (1922). After him are Ermanno Olmi (1931), Giuseppe De Santis (1917), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Marco Bellocchio (1939), Nanni Moretti (1953), and Luigi Comencini (1916).