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Dario Argento
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Argento at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Born 7 September 1940 (1940-09-07) (age 81)
Other names Sirio Bernadotte
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Marisa Casale (1968–1972; divorced)
Partner(s) Daria Nicolodi (1974–1985)
Children 2 (including Asia Argento)
Relatives Claudio Argento (brother)

Dario Argento ( born 7 September 1940) is an Italian movie director, producer, critic and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror movies during the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his "The Three Mothers" trilogy: Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007).

His first movie, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), was a major hit in Italy. He helped produced George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978).

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