Famous Italian T V & Movie Producers

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Rocco Siffredi
(Italian Adult Film Star Known for Appearing in the 'Buttman' Series of Adult Movies)
Rocco Siffredi
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Birthdate: May 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ortona, Italy

Rocco Siffredi is an Italian pornographic filmmaker and pornographic actor. Nicknamed the Italian Stallion, Siffredi has appeared in over 1,300 pornographic films. One of the most decorated pornographic actors of all time, Rocco Siffredi has won 72 awards, including 39 AVN Awards, 13 XRCO Awards, seven XBIZ Awards, and six Ninfa Awards.

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Franco Nero
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the Spaghetti Western Film 'Django')
Franco Nero
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Birthdate: November 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy

Italian actor Franco Nero became internationally famous with his role in the film Django. He acts in films and TV productions both in Italy and abroad. He has more than 200 leading and supporting roles in movies and TV series to his credit. He is the father of popular screenwriter and director Carlo Gabriel Nero.

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Dino De Laurentiis
(Film producer)
Dino De Laurentiis
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Birthdate: August 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torre Annunziata, Italy
Died: November 10, 2010
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Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)
Sergio Leone
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Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 30, 1989

Best known as a pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre, Sergio Leone was born to legendary Italian actors Vincenzo Leone and Edvige Valcarenghi. He dropped out of law to focus on films and created masterpieces such as Once upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Carlo Ponti
(Former movie producer known for his work on the 1965 classic film Doctor Zhivago)
Carlo Ponti
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Birthdate: December 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magenta, Italy
Died: January 10, 2007
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Franco Columbu
(Bodybuilder, Powerlifter)
Franco Columbu
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Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy
Died: August 30, 2019
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Luca Guadagnino
(Director & Producer Best Known for His Film 'Call Me by Your Name')
Luca Guadagnino
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Birthdate: April 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Luca Guadagnino is an Italian filmmaker best known for producing and directing the 2017 coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Also known for his contribution to the fashion industry, Guadagnino is credited with creating Frenesy, a production company that produces fashion films.

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Riccardo Scamarcio
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Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trani, Italy
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Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)
Franco Zeffirelli
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Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli went from being a budding architect to a director after watching Laurence Olivier’s Henry V. Starting as a costume/set designer, he gradually deviated to making Shakespearean adaptations, earning an Academy Award nomination with Romeo and Juliet. The openly gay filmmaker was later accused of sexual assaulting two actors.

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Carly Pope
(Actress)
Carly Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Edoardo Ponti
(Director and Younger Son of Actress Sophia Loren and Producer Carlo Ponti Sr)
Edoardo Ponti
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Birthdate: January 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Writer-director Edoardo Ponti, best known for his 2020 production, The Life Ahead, debuted on screen as a child actor, appearing with his mother, Sophia Loren, as her on-screen son in the moviie Aurora. Beginning his career as a writer-director much later, he won multiple awards and nominations with his first feature film Between Strangers.

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Franco Amurri
(Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Da Grande’, ‘Monkey Trouble’ and ‘Flashback’)
Franco Amurri
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Birthdate: September 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Son of TV writer Antonio Amurri, Italian director Franco Amurri is best known for films such as Da grande and Monkey Trouble. He has previously also served in the Italian Army. He met actor Susan Sarandon on the sets of Tempest and later had a 4-year relationship with her.

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Edwige Fenech
(Algerian-born Maltese-Sicilian Film Producer and Actress)
Edwige Fenech
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Birthdate: December 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Annaba, Algeria

Edwige Fenech is an Algerian-born Maltese-Sicilian film producer and actress. She is best known for starring in the commedia sexy all'italiana, a subgenre of commedia all'italiana film genre, which made her a popular sex symbol of her time. Edwige Fenech is also known for appearing in giallo films.

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Nicoletta Braschi
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Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
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Claudia Mori
(Producer)
Claudia Mori
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Birthdate: February 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Nanni Moretti
(Director)
Nanni Moretti
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Birthdate: August 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
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Ginevra Elkann
(Film director, Producer)
Ginevra Elkann
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Birthdate: September 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
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Renzo Rossellini
(Film Producer)
Renzo Rossellini
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Birthdate: August 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Zeudi Araya
(Former Actress and producer, known for Mr. Robinson (1976), Hearts and Armour (1983) and The Prey (1974))
Zeudi Araya
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Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dekemhare, Eritrea
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Claudio Argento
(Film producer)
Claudio Argento
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Birthdate: September 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Paolo Virzi
(Film Director)
Paolo Virzi
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Birthdate: March 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
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Uberto Pasolini
(Film producer)
Uberto Pasolini
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Birthdate: May 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Clare Peploe
(Screenwriter)
Clare Peploe
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Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Andrea Occhipinti
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Birthdate: September 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Marina Cicogna
(Producer, Photographer)
Marina Cicogna
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Birthdate: May 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Gianfranco Rosi
(Film director)
Gianfranco Rosi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
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Anthony Steffen
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Birthdate: July 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 4, 2004
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Pupi Avati
(Director)
Pupi Avati
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Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
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Luis Trenker
(Film producer)
Luis Trenker
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Birthdate: October 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Urtijëi, Italy
Died: April 13, 1990
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Lara Saint Paul
(Singer, Television producer)
Lara Saint Paul
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Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
Died: May 8, 2018
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Marco Garibaldi
(Producer)
Marco Garibaldi
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Birthdate: November 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palmi, Calabria, Italy

Italian-American technology entrepreneur and real-estate developer Marco Garibaldi later gained fame for his association as a writer and director with projects such as Dallas and The Power Ranger. Following Elvis Presley’s death, Garibaldi was in a relationship with Elvis’s widow, Priscilla, for 22 years, and they also had a son.

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Livia Giuggioli
(Film Producer)
Livia Giuggioli
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Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome

Livia Giuggioli, the former wife of Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth, made headlines when she split with Firth, over her alleged affair with Marco Brancaccia. Livia apparently tried covering up the affair by claiming Brancaccia was a stalker. She had first met Giuggioli while working as a production assistant.

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Emilio Cecchi
(Literary Critic)
Emilio Cecchi
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Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: September 5, 1966
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Paolo Taviani
(Director, Actor)
Paolo Taviani
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Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Miniato, Italy