But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
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|Birth:||9th July, 1940|
|Profession:||Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Writer|
Argento was born in Rome, the son of film producer/executive Salvatore Argento and Brazilian-born photographer Elda Luxardo. He began his career in film as a critic, writing for various magazines while still attending high school.
Argento did not attend college, electing rather to take a job as a columnist at the newspaper Paese Sera. While working at the newspaper, Argento also began working as a screenwriter. His most notable work was for Sergio Leone; he and Bernardo Bertolucci collaborated on the story for the spaghetti western classic Once Upon a Time in the West. Soon after that film's 1969 release, Argento began working on his directorial debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, which was released in 1970 and was a major hit in Italy.
Argento directed two additional successful thrillers, The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1972). Along with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, these three films are frequently referred to as Argento's "animal trilogy". The director then turned his attention away from giallo movies, filming two Italian TV dramas and a period comedy in 1973 before returning to thrillers with 1975's Deep Red, frequently cited by many critics as the best giallo ever made.
Argento subsequently took a break from directing to write two screenplays for Mario Bava's son Lamberto Bava, Dèmoni (1985) and Dèmoni 2 (1986). On 26 June 2009, Argento's latest movie Giallo premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The following month he announced that he had started working on the 3D remake of Profondo Rosso, but subsequently this project was shelved due to the failure of Giallo in Italian cinemas. He then announced his decision to write a new screenplay. In 2011, Argento will produce the American remake of his cult film Suspiria. On March 4, 2011, it was announced that Rutger Hauer had signed on to play Van Helsing in Argento's Dracula 3D which is scheduled to begin shooting in Budapest later in the year.
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