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Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. Born in Bagheria near Palermo, Tornatore developed an interest in acting and the theatre from at least the age of 16 and put on works by Luigi Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo. He worked initially as a freelance photographer. Then, switching to cinema, he made his debut with Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia (The Ethnic Minorities in Sicily), a collaborative documentary film which won a Salerno Festival prize. He then worked for RAI before releasing his first full-length film, Il Camorrista, in 1985. This evoked a positive response from audience and critics alike and Tornatore was awarded the Silver Ribbon for best new director. Tornatore's best known screen work was released in 1988: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, a film narrating the life of a successful film director who has returned to his native town in Sicily for the funeral of his mentor. This obtained worldwide success and won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequently Tornatore released several other films. In 2007 he won the Silver George for Best Director at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival for The Unknown Woman.

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May 27, 1956 In Bagheria, Sicilia, Italia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cinema Paradiso 1988-11-17
Latest Project:
Movie Citizen Rosi 2019-11-18
Known For
Poster of Cinque mondi
Poster of Enrico Lucherini - Ne ho fatte di tutti i colori
Poster of C'era una volta il prossimamente
Poster of L'ultimo gattopardo - Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo
Movie Citizen Rosi Himself 2019-11-18
Movie Cecchi Gori - Una famiglia italiana Se stesso 2019-10-26
Movie 24/25 Il fotogramma in più 2018-09-01
Movie Cinque mondi Himself 2016-10-10
Movie Born in the U.S.E. - Nato negli Stati Uniti d'Europa Se stesso 2015-03-01
Movie C'era una volta il prossimamente Himself 2014-04-22
Movie Enrico Lucherini - Ne ho fatte di tutti i colori Se stesso 2014-10-23
Movie Giuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film un'opera prima 2014-11-18
Movie L'ultimo gattopardo - Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo Himself 2010-09-07
Movie Dante Ferretti: Production Designer Self 2010-09-10
Movie A Bear and a Mouse in Paradise Unknown 2006-12-01
Movie Marcello, una vita dolce Himself 2006-05-21
Movie The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth Himself 2004-06-17
Movie The Magic of Fellini Self (archive footage) 2002-01-27
Movie A Dream of Sicily Himself 2000-06-09
Movie L'uomo dal sigaro in bocca Self 1997-08-06
Movie Ennio Morricone Himself 1995-01-01
Movie Cinema Paradiso Projectionist (uncredited) 1988-11-17