Ruggero Deodato

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Ruggero Deodato
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Ruggero Deodato in 2008
Born (1939-05-07) 7 May 1939 (age 83)
Other namesMonsieur Cannibal
OccupationFilm director, screen writer, actor
Years active1959–present
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Silvia Dionisio (m. 1971–1979)
Partner(s)Micaela Rocco

Ruggero Deodato (born 7 May 1939) is an Italian movie director, screenwriter and actor. His best known movie is Cannibal Holocaust, thought to be one of the most controversial and brutal in the history of cinema. It has been banned or censored in many countries.[1] He is known as "Monsieur Cannibal" in France.[2]

Deodato has inspired many movie directors like Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shipka, Danny (2011). Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980. McFarland. p. 119.
  2. "Dall'altra parte del cult – Intervista a Ruggero Deodato" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. "Cannibal Holocaust: 'Keep filming! Kill more people!'". 15 September 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. "Cannibal Holocaust Theatrical Re-Release Announced". 10 August 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.