Alberto Moravia
Sergio Leone
(Movies & TV)
Sicilian Mafia
Vittorio De Sica
(Movies & TV)
Agatha Christie
Giovanni Amendola

See also

Damiano Damiani

Knowledge Identifier: +Damiano_Damiani


Damiano Damiani

Italian screenwriter, film director, actor and writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: Italy (48%), France (19%), United States (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Alberto Moravia, Sergio Leone, Sicilian Mafia

Linked to: Sicilian Mafia




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Damiano Damiani was born in 1922 add something


Born in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli, Damiani studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, made debuted in 1947 with the documentary "La banda d'Affari" add something


After a few years as a screenwriter, he directed his first feature film in 1960, "Il rossetto" add something


San Sebastián International Film Festival - His 1962 film "Arturo's Island" won the Golden Shell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival add something


Alberto Moravia - It won the Viareggio Prize and was filmed by Damiano Damiani in 1962


Alberto Moravia - Other novels of his translated to the cinema are "Agostino", filmed with the same title by Mauro Bolognini in 1962; "Il Disprezzo" , filmed by Jean-Luc Godard as "Le Mépris" ; "La Noia" , filmed with that title by Damiano Damiani in 1963 and released in the US as "The Empty Canvas" in 1964; and "La Ciociara", filmed by Vittorio de Sica as "Two Women"


In 1966 he directed "Quien sabe-", one of the first and of the most notable "political" Spaghetti Westerns add something


In 1968, with "The Day of the Owl", he started a series of films in which purposes of social criticism, often related to the connections between politics and crime, were mixed with a spectacular scheme add something


Michele Placido - He appeared in several TV movies in 1970s, but 1983 marked the beginning of his greatest television popularity when he played the lead as a police inspector investigating the Mafia in Damiano Damiani's TV series "La Piovra"


His 1971 film "Confessions of a Police Captain" won the Golden Prize at the 7th Moscow International Film Festival add something


In 1973 Damiani debuted as an actor, playing Giovanni Amendola in Florestano Vancini's "The Matteotti Murder" add something


Rik Battaglia - In 1974 he appeared in the Agatha Christie adaptation "Ten Little Indians" and later in the Sergio Leone co-produced western "Un genio, due compari, un pollo" by Damiano Damiani


A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe - "'A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe"' is a 1975 spaghetti western comedy film directed by Damiano Damiani and, in the opening scene, Sergio Leone


In 1984 it came the television success, with the first season of one of the most famous Italian series, "La piovra", a description of the contemporary Italian Mafia and its involvement in politics add something


Dolph Lundgren - It is the remake of the 1986 Italian film directed by Damiano Damiani and starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel


Mattia Sbragia - He has appeared frequently on television, in productions such as Damiano Damiani's landmark MOW "Lenin: The Train" , with Ben Kingsley, and Josee Dayan's 1998 version of "The Count of Monte Cristo", with Gérard Depardieu


His last feature film was "Assassini dei giorni di festa ", directed in 2002 add something


Damiani died on March 7, 2013, at his home in Rome, from respiratory failure at the age of 90 add something