Famous Italian T V & Movie Producers

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 1 Joel McHale

Joel McHale
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Actor, comedian, and producer Joel McHale is best known for hosting the television series The Soup. He was interested in sports as a young boy but shifted his focus to acting while in college and earned his master's degree in acting. Even though he is more popular as a television actor, he has appeared in many films too.

 2 Franco Nero

Franco Nero
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 3 Dino De Laurentiis

Dino De Laurentiis
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: August 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Torre Annunziata, Italy
Died: November 10, 2010
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 4 Terence Hill

Terence Hill
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy

Terence Hill escaped Allied bombings during World War II and was then discovered at a swimming meet, following which he bagged his first film at 12. A well-known child actor, he grew up to work in a lot of "Spaghetti Westerns" and also became famous for his action-comedy partnership with Bud Spencer.

 5 Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone
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Famous As: Film director
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.

 6 Carlo Ponti

Carlo Ponti
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Famous As: Former movie producer known for his work on the 1965 classic film Doctor Zhivago
Birthdate: December 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magenta, Italy
Died: January 10, 2007

 7 Frank Capra

Frank Capra
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: May 18, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
Died: September 3, 1991
Frank Capra was a filmmaker and writer responsible for making several American award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. After being born into a poor Italian family, Capra went on to become one of Hollywood's most influential directors of the 1930s; his rags-to-riches story continues to inspire many, with historians labeling him the American Dream personified.
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 8 Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu
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Famous As: Bodybuilder, Powerlifter
Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy
Died: August 30, 2019

 9 Edoardo Ponti

Edoardo Ponti
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Geneva, 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.

 10 Luca Guadagnino

Luca Guadagnino
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Famous As: Film director
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.

 11 Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer
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.

 12 Riccardo Scamarcio

Riccardo Scamarcio
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trani, Italy

 13 Carly Pope

Carly Pope
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 14 Rocco Siffredi

Rocco Siffredi
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
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.

 15 Romano Mussolini

Romano Mussolini
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forli, Italy
Died: February 3, 2006

Italian jazz-pianist, painter and film producer Romano Mussolini, youngest son of fascist dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini, developed interest in music during childhood. He played jazz under the assumed name Romano Full following the Second World War and formed a leading Italian jazz band, Romano Mussolini All Stars, which spawned albums like Jazz Allo Studio 7 and At the Santa Tecla.

 16 Franco Amurri

Franco Amurri
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Famous As: Director
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.

 17 Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Messina, Italy

Best known for her role as the Cigar Girl in the James Bond flick The World Is Not Enough, Maria Grazia Cucinotta initially made a name for herself in the Italian TV industry. She was also appreciated for her role in the comedy-drama movie Il Postino and has a star on Toronto’s Italian Walk of Fame.

 18 Edwige Fenech

Edwige Fenech
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Annaba, Algeria

 19 Nicoletta Braschi

Nicoletta Braschi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy

 20 Claudia Mori

Claudia Mori
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: February 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 21 Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy

 22 Ginevra Elkann

Ginevra Elkann
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Famous As: Film director, Producer
Birthdate: September 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

 23 Renzo Rossellini

Renzo Rossellini
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: August 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 24 Zeudi Araya

Zeudi Araya
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Famous As: Former Actress and producer, known for Mr. Robinson (1976), Hearts and Armour (1983) and The Prey (1974)
Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dekemhare, Eritrea

 25 Claudio Argento

Claudio Argento
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: September 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 26 Paolo Virzi

Paolo Virzi
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: March 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

 27 Clare Peploe

Clare Peploe
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 28 Uberto Pasolini

Uberto Pasolini
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: May 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 29 Gianfranco Rosi

Gianfranco Rosi
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: November 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

 30 Andrea Occhipinti

Andrea Occhipinti
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: September 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 31 Anthony Steffen

Anthony Steffen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 4, 2004

 32 Pupi Avati

Pupi Avati
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

 33 Luis Trenker

Luis Trenker
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: October 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: UrtijÃĢi, Italy
Died: April 13, 1990

 34 Lara Saint Paul

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Famous As: Singer, Television producer
Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea
Died: May 8, 2018

 35 Marina Cicogna

Marina Cicogna
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Famous As: Producer, Photographer
Birthdate: May 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 36 Livia Giuggioli

Livia Giuggioli
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Famous As: Film Producer
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.

 37 Emilio Cecchi

Emilio Cecchi
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Famous As: Literary Critic
Birthdate: July 14, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: September 5, 1966

 38 Paolo Taviani

Paolo Taviani
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Famous As: Director, Actor
Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Miniato, Italy