Giacomo Gentilomo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giacomo Gentilomo

Italian painter (1909-2001)

Date of Birth: 05-Apr-1909

Place of Birth: Trieste, Friuli–Venezia Giulia

Date of Death: 16-Apr-2001

Profession: screenwriter, painter, film director, film editor

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Giacomo Gentilomo

  • Giacomo Gentilomo (5 April 1909 – 16 April 2001) was an Italian film director and painter. Born in Trieste, at very young age Gentilomo moved to Rome, where at 21 years old he entered the cinema industry, working as a script survivor and an assistant director.
  • Active between 1933 and 1937 as a film editor, in 1939 he debuted as a director with Il Carnevale di Venezia.
  • In 1945 his film O sole mio got critical acclaim, but later his career was mainly devoted to genre films, and failed to achieve significant critical interest.
  • Dissatisfied with cinema, in the mid-1960s Gentilomo decided to abandon films and to fulfill his passion for painting.

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