George P. Cosmatos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George P. Cosmatos

Greek/Italian film director

Date of Birth: 04-Jan-1941

Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany

Date of Death: 19-Apr-2005

Profession: screenwriter, film director

Nationality: Italy, Greece

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About George P. Cosmatos

  • George Pan Cosmatos (4 January 1941 – 19 April 2005) was a Greco-Italian film director and screenwriter.
  • Following early success in his home country with drama films such as Massacre in Rome with Richard Burton (based on the real-life Ardeatine massacre), Cosmatos retooled his career towards mainstream 'blockbuster' action and adventure films, including The Cassandra Crossing and Escape to Athena, both of which were British-Italian co-productions.
  • After relocating to North America, he directed the horror film Of Unknown Origin.
  • This was followed by some of his best-known work, including the action films Rambo: First Blood Part II and Cobra (both of which star Sylvester Stallone), the science-fiction horror film Leviathan, and the critically acclaimed Western Tombstone.

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