Dario Argento Poster

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Long-term partner was Daria Nicolodi; they were never married, though this has been reported in several sources.

Father of Asia Argento with Daria Nicolodi and Fiore Argento with Marisa Casale.

His favorite director and a source of inspiration is Ingmar Bergman.

Older brother of Claudio Argento.

Son of Salvatore Argento.

Has a twenty year old black cat named Liebe.

In November of 1997 he made a run for political office in Rome.

For the first three of his "giallo" thrillers, his writing collaborator was Bryan Edgar Wallace, the son of British author Edgar Wallace.

He is a strong supporter of the famous Italian soccer team: "Lazio"

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 51st Berlin International Film Festival in 2001.

Discovered actress Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni after seeing her on Italian television. He later cast her in Demons 2 (1986).

Former father-in-law of Michele Civetta.

Grandfather of his daughter Asia's children: Anna Lou Castoldi (born June 20, 2001) and Nicola Giovanni Civetta (September 15, 2008).

Opened up a store and museum in Rome called "Profondo Rosso". It is similar to Forbidden Planet in London, and has memorabilia from many horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies. In the basement of the store there are special effect pieces from some of his films. [November 1997]

His favorite movie is Last Year at Marienbad (1961).

The opening scene of "The Stendhal Syndrome" was shot inside the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. As of 2016, Dario Argento is the only director who's ever received permission to film inside the museum.

President of the 'Filmmakers of the Present' jury at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival in 2016.