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Sergio Donati is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Additional Dialogue Italien born on 13 april 1933 at Rome (Italie)

Sergio Donati

Sergio Donati
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Nationality Italie
Birth 13 april 1933 (91 years) at Rome (Italie)

Sergio Donati (born 13 April 1933) is an Italian screenwriter. He has written for more than 70 films since 1952. He was born in Rome, Italy.


Sergio Donati s'est inscrit en études de droit en 1955, mais commence bien vite à écrire trois romans policiers, T'en auras du sang à la une (L'altra faccia della luna, 1955), Coco à gogo (Il sepolcro di carta, 1956) et Mister Sharkey rentre au pays (Mr. Sharkey torna a casa, 1956), qui sont « une bonne imitation du modèle américain, ici plutôt Raymond Chandler que Mickey Spillane ». Bien que ces romans obtiennent un succès modeste, il décide d'abandonner l'écriture romanesque et déménage à Milan. Il commence rapidement à faire carrière, d'abord comme rédacteur publicitaire, puis comme producteur de spots publicitaires à la télévision.

À partir de là, il est sollicité comme scénariste dans différents films, qui en feront un nom important du cinéma italien. Il est entre autres demandé par Sergio Leone pour le premier western spaghetti du réalisateur, Pour une poignée de dollars (1964). La proposition ne le tente néanmoins pas particulièrement, et il refuse. Le film obtient un succès extraordinaire et Sergio Leone contacte à nouveau Sergio Donati pour le scénario de la suite, Et pour quelques dollars de plus (1965).

L'association avec Sergio Leone dure plusieurs années. Bien que Sergio Donati n'apparaît pas au générique, parmi les scénaristes officiels des deux premiers films où ils ont collaboré (Et pour quelques dollars de plus et Le Bon, la Brute et le Truand), sa notoriété dans le milieu grandit.

Sa célébrité devient telle qu'il commence à travailler avec des réalisateurs étrangers, comme Michael Anderson, John Irvin et John Guillermin.

Devenu professeur de cinéma à l'école d'écriture Omero, il publie pour cette institution, en 2007, l'ouvrage C'era una volta il West (ma c'ero anch'io), une rétrospective des années passées en contact étroit avec Sergio Leone.

Best films

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Raw Deal (1986)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Orca (1977)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Duck, You Sucker (1971)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sergio Donati (48 films)

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North Star
North Star (1996)
, 1h30
Directed by Christophe Lambert, Sergio Donati, Nils Gaup
Origin France
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors James Caan, Christophe Lambert, Catherine McCormack, Burt Young, Jacques François, Nicholas Hope
Rating48% 2.4104252.4104252.4104252.4104252.410425
At the beginning of the Nome Gold Rush in 1899, Sean McLennon (Caan), a Scots-Irish-American land baron, owns the majority of
Mission Stardust, 1h35
Directed by Sergio Donati, Primo Zeglio
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Medical-themed films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about viral outbreaks, Space opera
Actors Pinkas Braun, John Bartha, John Karlsen, Gianni Rizzo, Lang Jeffries, Essy Persson
Rating41% 2.077172.077172.077172.077172.07717
The film starts with colorful 1960s music by composer Anton Abril, accompanied by Marcello Giombini’s wordless song Seli (soprano by Edda Dell'Orso) and some psychedelic opening credits. The opening scene is some poorly duplicated stock footage of rockets blasting off and low budget special effects.


The Sicilian Girl, 1h46
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Gérard Jugnot, Paolo Briguglia, Lucia Sardo
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4391053.4391053.4391053.4391053.439105
Beginning in 1985 in Balata, Sicily, the eleven-year-old Rita Mancuso witnessed the assassination of her beloved father Don Michele by a rival Mafia family. Six years later, her brother is killed by the Mafia as well. Determined to avenge the murders, she decides to break the code of silence and goes to an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Palermo with her detailed diaries to be used as evidence. Being forced to flee her village, she is put into witness protection and transferred to a safe house in Rome.
Almost Blue
Directed by Alex Infascelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Lorenza Indovina, Claudio Santamaria, Andrea Di Stefano, Regina Orioli, Rolando Ravello, Marco Giallini
Roles Ecrivain
Rating56% 2.8181452.8181452.8181452.8181452.818145
Dans la ville de Bologne, un tueur en série nommé l'Iguane sème la terreur et les morts. La commissaire Grazia Negro (Lorenza Indovina) mène l'enquête.
North Star
North Star (1996)
, 1h30
Directed by Christophe Lambert, Sergio Donati, Nils Gaup
Origin France
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors James Caan, Christophe Lambert, Catherine McCormack, Burt Young, Jacques François, Nicholas Hope
Roles Writer
Rating48% 2.4104252.4104252.4104252.4104252.410425
At the beginning of the Nome Gold Rush in 1899, Sean McLennon (Caan), a Scots-Irish-American land baron, owns the majority of
Beyond Justice, 1h53
Directed by Duccio Tessari
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif, Kabir Bedi, Elliott Gould, Brett Halsey
Roles Writer
Rating45% 2.266222.266222.266222.266222.26622
When the estranged Moroccan husband of wealthy corporate head Christine Sanders takes their son Robert to Morocco, she hires two operatives who specialise in rescuing hostages from terrorists to bring her son back. Robert is brought to his grandfather who wishes the boy to succeed him as the ruler of his tribe.
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair, 3h
Directed by Alberto Negrin
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about hijackings
Actors Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Culp, Renzo Montagnani, Dominique Sanda, Rebecca Schaeffer
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.0005753.0005753.0005753.0005753.000575
One day, all are waiting for a ride of twelve days of quietness and relaxation aboard the Italian luxury cruise ship Achille Lauro. Everyone seems happy and content. No members of the passengers suspect that four Palestinian terrorists are among them. The most dangerous of all is their leader Molqi (Joseph Nasser). Among the hostages are Mr. Leon Klinghoffer (Burt Lancaster), and his wife Mrs Marilyn Klinghoffer.
Man on Fire, 1h32
Directed by Élie Chouraqui
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Joe Pesci, Scott Glenn, Brooke Adams, Jonathan Pryce, Paul Shenar, Danny Aiello
Rating57% 2.899392.899392.899392.899392.89939
The opening portrays a man being declared dead in an Italian hospital by a police chief. The man is an ex-CIA agent, John Creasy. Eleanor Ringel of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Creasy "introduces himself to us in a Sunset Boulevard–style opening."
They Call Me Renegade, 1h30
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Terence Hill, Robert Vaughn, Norman Bowler, Luigi Bonos, Valeria Sabel
Roles Story
Rating61% 3.096693.096693.096693.096693.09669
"Renegade" Luke (Hill), a drifter and petty con artist, lives a free and easy life with no responsibility travelling around the Southwestern United States in his Jeep CJ Renegade with a chestnut colt named Joe Brown. This all comes to an end when his friend Moose (Norman Bowler) forces Luke to become the legal guardian of Moose's property and his son Matt (Ross Hill), while Moose is serving time in jail for a crime he claims he didn't commit. Both Luke and Matt are reluctant at the idea of accepting the arrangement first, but events quickly spin out of control when Lawson Robert Vaughn tries to get hold of the property, forcing them to rely on each other.
Raw Deal
Raw Deal (1986)
, 1h46
Directed by John Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Steven Hill
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.8022752.8022752.8022752.8022752.802275
On December 16, 1985, in a remote wooded cabin, a mob informant is under protection by the FBI. They are ambushed by a hit squad who brutally slaughter the bodyguards and the witness. One of the agents killed is Blair Shannon, son of FBI Chief Harry Shannon (Darren McGavin), who vows revenge.
Casablanca, Casablanca, 1h49
Directed by Francesco Nuti
Genres Comedy
Actors Francesco Nuti, Giuliana De Sio, Daniel Olbrychski, Carlo Monni, Clarissa Burt, Novello Novelli
Roles Histoire
Rating61% 3.0526453.0526453.0526453.0526453.052645
Francesco, said the "Toscano", is great to play in the orchestra with his girlfriend Chiara. But one day Chiara receives a job offer at Casablanca. She then leaves from Tuscany with his conductor, said "the Dark". Francesco gets angry, because he believes that between the two there is a love affair, and chases them in Casablanca.
Tit for Tat, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Paolo Villaggio, Marisa Laurito, Franco Ressel, Adriano Pappalardo, Moana Pozzi, Salvatore Borgese
Rating57% 2.858642.858642.858642.858642.85864
In Milan, Emanuele is a rich owner who cheats finance; so he is hunted. As happened while he is running away, Emanuele meets poor and bungling taxi driver Gino. Emanuele contrives all the ways to fool the shy Gino, and he put the finances on his trail, while the other thinks for the future to have fun and continue to hide with his girlfriend. But Emanuele, when he discovers that Gino is really in trouble, decides to help him, and so he becomes a poor taxi driver, while Gino a rich and happy man: director of some properties in South Africa.
Hearts and Armour, 1h40
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
Origin Italie
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Histoire de France
Actors Zeudi Araya, Ronn Moss, Barbara De Rossi, Leigh McCloskey, Maurizio Nichetti, Tanya Roberts
Roles Story
Rating56% 2.80312.80312.80312.80312.8031
Le film est vaguement basé sur les histoires des paladins, en particulier sur le poème épique Orlando furioso de Ludovico Ariosto.