Birth Name: Dario Argento
Birth Place: Italy
He was born Sept. 7, 1940 in Rome, Italy, the eldest son of film producer Salvatore Argento and his wife, Brazilian fashion photographer Elda Luxardo; younger brother Claudio later followed his brother into the film business, first as a publicist and later as his producer. The roots of his fascination with the macabre and the fantastic lay in his childhood. Argento was drawn to the Italian folk tales of his grandmother, as well as the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the Brothers Grimm. Elements of these stories, filled with diabolical murderers, witches and bizarre twists of fate, would figure prominently in his later screenplays. The movies soon became his second love, with such eclectic filmm...
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