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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Italy and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Italy is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Sergio Leone to Roberto Benigni.

This historic screenwriters from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Italy?" These prominent screenwriters of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian screenwriters.

Use this list of renowned Italian screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (638 items)

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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 65 Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for ...more

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Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 53 (1922-1975) Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and ...more

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Asia Argento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 40 Aria Asia Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director.

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Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 58 Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The ...more

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 94 (1897-1991) Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His ...more

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Bam Margera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 38 Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since ...more

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Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 77 (1918-1995) Ida Lupino was an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, ...more

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Federico Fellini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 73 (1920-1993) Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most ...more

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Greg Berlanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 45 Greg Berlanti is an American film and television writer, producer and director. He is well known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Political Animals, Arrow and The

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Michelangelo Antonioni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007) Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its ...more

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Ilona Staller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 64 Ilona Staller, widely known by her stage name, Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-born Italian porn star, politician, and singer.

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Sergio Leone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 60 (1929-1989) Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter most associated with the "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up ...more

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Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 95 Franco Zeffirelli, KBE is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia ...more

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Donald Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 82 Donald Paul Bellisario is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. He has ...more

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Bud Spencer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 88 Bud Spencer is an Italian actor, filmmaker and a former professional swimmer. He is known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. Growing ...more

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Gipi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 54 Gianni Pacinotti is a comic artist, film director, TV director, screenwriter and TV producer.

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Roberto Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Died at 71 (1906-1977) Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing films such as Roma ...more

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Paolo Villaggio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 85 Paolo Villaggio is an Italian actor, voice actor, writer, director and comedian. He is noted for the characters he created with paradoxical and grotesque characteristics: Professor Kranz, the ...more

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Alberto Moravia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 83 (1907-1990) Alberto Moravia, born Alberto Pincherle, was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism. Moravia is best known for ...more

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Dario Argento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 75 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 ...more

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Moana Pozzi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 33 (1961-1994) Anna Moana Rosa Pozzi, best known as Moana Pozzi and Moana, was an Italian pornographic actress, actress, television personality, model, politician and writer.

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Martina Amati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Martina Amati age 48 Martina Amati is an Italian BAFTA winning filmmaker. Her work often features scenes underwater.

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Axel Braun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 51 Axel Braun is an Italian film producer and director known for his productions of parodies. Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee. Braun is the son of Lasse Braun.

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Aldo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 59 Aldo is a comedian, actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Carmelo Bene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 65 (1937-2002) Carmelo Bene was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema.

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Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 63 Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film, Life Is Beautiful, which ...more

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Ettore Petrolini is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Ettore Petrolini Dec. at 52 (1884-1936) Ettore Petrolini is a screenwriter and actor.

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Nick Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 69 Nicodemo Antonio Massimo "Nick" Mancuso is a Canadian cinema and stage actor.

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Giovanna Gagliardo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 74 Giovanna Gagliardo is an actor, screenwriter and film director.

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Rocco Siffredi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 51 Rocco Siffredi is the stage name of an Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies who is known for his rough sex scenes. As of October 2011, he has starred in more ...more

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Eleonora Giorgi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 62 Eleonora Giorgi is an Italian actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Ennio Flaiano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 62 (1910-1972) Ennio Flaiano, was an Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist and drama critic. Best known for his work with Federico Fellini, Flaiano co-wrote ten screenplays with the Italian ...more

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Marcello Fois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Marcello Fois age 58 Marcello Fois is a screenwriter and an author.

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Alberto Sordi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 83 (1920-2003) Alberto Sordi, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian actor. He was also a film director and the dubbing voice of Oliver Hardy in the Italian version of the Laurel & Hardy films.

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Joe D'Amato is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 63 (1936-1999) Joe D'Amato was an Italian filmmaker who directed roughly 200 films, usually at the same time acting as producer and cinematographer, and sometimes providing the script as well. While D'Amato ...more

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Filippo Timi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 41 Filippo Timi is an Italian actor and writer. He dubbed Tom Hardy's voice in the Italian release of The Dark Knight Rises.

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Alberto Lattuada is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 91 (1914-2005) Alberto Lattuada was an Italian film director.

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Mario Monicelli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 95 (1915-2010) Mario Monicelli was a six times-Oscar nominated Italian director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana.

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Cesare Zavattini is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 87 (1902-1989) Cesare Zavattini was an Italian screenwriter and one of the first theorists and proponents of the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema.

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Gianfranco Baldanello is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Gianfranco Baldanello age 89 Gianfranco Baldanello is an Italian film director, screenwriter and second unit director. He sometimes used the alias Frank G. Carroll. Baldanello is the son of actors Emilio Baldanello and ...more

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Ermanno Olmi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 86 Ermanno Olmi is a renowned Italian film director.

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Augusto Genina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957) Augusto Genina was an Italian film pioneer. He was a movie producer and director. Born in Rome, Genina was a drama critic and wrote comedies for the Il Mondo Magazine, under advise of Aldo de ...more

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Flavio Mogherini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Dec. at 72 (1922-1994) Flavio Mogherini was an Italian production designer, art director and film director. His career spanned from 1947 to 1994. His daughter is the Italian politician Federica Mogherini.

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Gabriele Muccino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 50 Gabriele Muccino is an Italian film director. He is the elder brother of actor Silvio Muccino, who often appears in his brother's films.

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Aldo Fabrizi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Died at 85 (1905-1990) Aldo Fabrizi was an Italian actor and cinema and theatre director.

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Vittorio Gassman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Died at 78 (1922-2000) Vittorio Gassman, Knight Grand Cross, OMRI, popularly known as Il Mattatore, was an Italian theatre and film actor, as well as director. He is considered one of the greatest Italian actors and ...more

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Vittorio De Sica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
Died at 73 (1901-1974) Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves were ...more

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Michael Chiarello is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 56 Michael Chiarello is an American celebrity chef specializing in Italian-influenced California cuisine. He hosts the cooking show, Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, on the Food Network ...more

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Frank De Felitta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 96 Frank De Felitta is a film director, screenwriter and television producer.

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Deb Lacusta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Italy
age 60 Deborah "Deb" Lacusta is an American television writer.