Giuseppe Tornatore

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 05/27/1956 (67) | Bagheria, Sicilia (Italy)
Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He is considered one of the directors who brought critical acclaim back to Italian cinema. In a career spanning over 30 years he is best known for directing and writing drama films such as Everybody's Fine, The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baarìa and The Best Offer. His most noted film is Cinema Paradiso, for which Tornatore won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also directed several advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana. Tornatore is also known for his long-standing association with composer Ennio Morricone, who composed music for thirteen Tornatore feature films since 1988. ()
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Giuseppe Tornatore(born 27 May 1956) is an Italianfilm directorandscreenwriter. Born inBagherianearPalermo, Tornatore developed an interest in acting and the theatre from at least the age of 16 and put on works byLuigi PirandelloandEduardo De Filippo. He worked initially as a freelance photographer. Then, switching to cinema, he made his debut withLe minoranze etniche in Sicilia(The Ethnic Minorities in Sicily), a collaborative documentary film which won a Salerno Festival prize. He then worked forRAIbefore releasing his first full-length film,Il Camorrista, in 1985. This evoked a positive response from audience and critics alike and Tornatore was awarded theSilver Ribbonforbest 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 inSicilyfor the funeral of his mentor. This obtained worldwide success and won anAcademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.Subsequently Tornatore released several other films. In 2007 he won the Silver George for Best Director at the29th Moscow International Film FestivalforThe Unknown Woman.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Giuseppe Tornatore

Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film European Film Academy Special Jury Award European Film Academy Lux Award BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival) Grand Jury Prize (Venice Film Festival) Young European Film of The Year European Film Award - People's Choice Award for Best Director 2x European Film Award for Best Director 3x European Film Academy Lux Award European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award for Best Film
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Movies with Giuseppe Tornatore as Actor(15)

as himself2022 Ennio
as himself2019 Citizen Rosi
as himself2016 Cinque mondi
as Self (archive footage)2002 The Magic of Fellini
as himself2000 A Dream of Sicily
as himself1995 Ennio Morricone
as Projectionist (uncredited)1988 Cinema Paradiso

Movies with Giuseppe Tornatore as Crew(42)

Directing/Director2022 Ennio
Writing/Screenplay2022 Ennio
Writing/Story2022 Ennio
Directing/Director2016 Correspondence
Writing/Writer2016 Correspondence
Directing/Director2013 The Best Offer
Writing/Writer2013 The Best Offer
Directing/Director2009 Baaria
Writing/Story2009 Baaria
Writing/Writer2009 Baaria
Writing/Original Film Writer2009 Everybody's Fine
Directing/Director2006 The Unknown Woman
Writing/Screenplay2006 The Unknown Woman
Directing/Director2000 Malena
Writing/Writer2000 Malena
Writing/Screenplay2000 Malena
Directing/Director1998 The Legend of 1900
Writing/Screenplay1998 The Legend of 1900
Production/Producer1997 Bakunin's Son
Directing/Director1995 Lo schermo a tre punte
Writing/Screenplay1995 Lo schermo a tre punte
Directing/Director1995 The Star Maker
Writing/Writer1995 The Star Maker
Directing/Director1994 A Pure Formality
Editing/Editor1994 A Pure Formality
Writing/Story1994 A Pure Formality
Writing/Screenplay1994 A Pure Formality
Directing/Director1991 The King of Ads
Directing/Director1991 Especially on Sunday
Writing/Adaptation1991 Especially on Sunday
Directing/Director1990 Everybody's Fine
Writing/Writer1990 Everybody's Fine
Directing/Director1988 Cinema Paradiso
Writing/Screenplay1988 Cinema Paradiso
Writing/Story1988 Cinema Paradiso
Directing/Director1986 The Professor
Writing/Story1986 The Professor
Writing/Screenplay1986 The Professor
Directing/Second Unit Director1984 Cento giorni a Palermo
Writing/Screenplay1984 Cento giorni a Palermo
Directing/Director1982 Diario di Guttuso

Full Name: Giuseppe Tornatore
Citizenship: Italy
Born: Sunday, 05/27 1956 (May) in Bagheria, Sicilia (Italy) (current age: 67 years + 273 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Other names for Giuseppe Tornatore (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peppuccio Tornatore"
Giuseppe Tornatore frequently works together with these people:
Ennio Morricone (18x, Crew)
Massimo Quaglia (9x, Crew)
Nicola Di Pinto (8x, Actor)
Martin Scorsese (5x, Actor)
Leo Gullotta (5x, Actor)
Massimo De Rita (5x, Crew)
Fabio Zamarion (5x, Crew)
Mario Morra (5x, Crew)
Beatrice Bordone (5x, Crew)
Dario Argento (4x, Crew)
Andrea Crisanti (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3915, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/21/2024