Franco Amurri Biography
(Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Da Grande’, ‘Monkey Trouble’ and ‘Flashback’)
Birthday: September 12, 1958 (Virgo)
Born In: Rome, Italy
Franco Amurri is a filmmaker, TV director, and screenwriter from Italy. He has garnered fame as the director of films like ‘Da grande’, ‘Monkey Trouble’, and ‘Flashback’. A native of Rome, Amurri is the son of the renowned Italian author and screenwriter Antonio Amurri. As a result, he was exposed to the entertainment industry since he was a child. His first project as a screenwriter was a 1983 episode of the American horror anthology series ‘Tales from the Darkside’. In 1986, he wrote and directed his debut feature, ‘Il ragazzo del pony express’. A year later, the most successful film of his career, ‘Da grande’, was released. Having been active for over three decades, Amurri has accumulated nine film and TV credits as a director as well as a screenwriter. He was the co-winner of the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists’ 1988 Silver Ribbon for Best Original Story (Migliore Soggetto) for ‘Da grande’ along with Stefano Sudriè. In 1996, Amurri received the François Truffaut Award at the Giffoni Film Festival.