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Born in 1930 in Genoa. Still a young student in 1950 when director Carlo Lizzani gave him a role in the film Achtung Banditi!. Following this experience he traveled to Rome where, after acting in film and theatre, he became the Assistant Director of Lizzani, Gillo Pontecorvo, Sergio Leone, Francesco Rosi. In 1960 he made his debut as a Director with Tiro Al piccione, a film about the Partisan Resistance, on competition at the 1961 Venice Film Festival. In 1964 he directed La Moglie Svedese, an episode of the film Extraconiugale. With his second movie, Una Bella Grinta, won the special prize of the jury at the Berlin Film Festival in 1965, a film about a social climber in Italy during the time of the economic miracle. That year he also directed the second unit of Pontecorvo's masterpiece The Battle Of Algiers.
February 22, 1930, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
1951 Attention! Bandits!Lorenzo 1954 Chronicle of Poor LoversAlfredo 1955 AbandonedScattered soldier from Tuscany 1961 Pigeon ShootDirector 1966 The Battle of AlgiersSecond Unit 1971 Sacco & VanzettiDirector and Writer 1973 Giordano BrunoScreenplay and Director 1975 A Genius, Two Friends, and an IdiotSecond Unit Director 1987 The Gold Rimmed GlassesScreenplay and Director 1989 Time to KillDirector and Writer 1995 Un eroe borghesegovernatore Banca d'Italia 2006 The CaimanFranco Caspio 2011 L'industrialeDirector and Screenplay 2016 L'abbiamo fatta grossaGenerale 2017 Everything You WantGiorgioLimited to the 15 most popular items