- Category : 1930-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
Italian film director who made his debut as a director in 1960 with Tiro al piccione, a film about the partisan resistance, which was entered for competition in the Venice Film Festival in 1961. In 1965, he wrote and directed Una bella grinta, a cynical representation of the economic boom of Italy, winning the Special Prize of the Jury at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival. He then directed the production Grand Slam (1967) which starred an international cast including Edward G. Robinson, Klaus Kinski, and Janet Leigh. His cinema career continued with Gott mit uns (1969), Sacco and Vanzetti (1971), Giordano Bruno (1973), a trilogy about the abuses of the military, judicial and religious power; Tempo di uccidere (1989–1991), with actor Nicolas Cage. In 1982 he directed the television miniseries Marco Polo, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.