Dario Argento

Born Sep 7, 1940

Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror film genre, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, and for his influence on modern horror movies.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dario Argento.


1940 Birth Born in 1940.


1969 29 Years Old Soon after that film's 1969 release, Argento began working on his directorial debut, the giallo film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, which was released in 1970 and was a major hit in Italy. … Read More


1973 33 Years Old The director then turned his attention away from giallo movies, filming two Italian TV dramas and a period comedy (The Five Days) in 1973.
1975 35 Years Old Argento returned to thrillers with 1975's Deep Red, frequently cited by many critics as the best giallo ever made. … Read More
1978 38 Years Old In between the making of the first two "mothers", in 1978, Argento collaborated with George A. Romero on Dawn of the Dead, earning a producer credit and also providing soundtrack work for the zombie classic. … Read More


1985 45 Years Old He then attempted to combine giallo and supernatural fantasy in 1985's Phenomena, also known as Creepers, which was one of Jennifer Connelly's earliest movies. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old In 1987-88, Argento produced a TV series called Turno di Notte, which had 15 episodes. … Read More


1996 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Fortunately in 1996, Argento was able to gather funding, but was unable to actually collaborate with Fulci as Fulci died in March that year. … Read More
1998 58 Years Old He later directed 1998's The Phantom of the Opera and 2001's Sleepless. 2004's The Card Player, a giallo about a killer whose murders are conducted during Internet poker matches with the Rome police, earned a mixed reception: some fans appreciated the techno music score composed by ex-Goblin member Claudio Simonetti, but felt the film was too mainstream, with little of Argento's usual flourish.


2005 65 Years Old 2005 saw the TV broadcast of Argento's Do You Like Hitchcock?, in which the director paid homage to Alfred Hitchcock after decades of being compared to him by critics. … Read More
2011 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Argento signed on to produce the American remake of his cult film Suspiria.
2012 72 Years Old In 2012, Argento was highlighted in the retrospective Argento: Il Cinema Nel Sangue at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. … Read More
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