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Also Known As: Died: April 30, 1989
Born: January 3, 1921 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Writer ...
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1948:
Acted in Vittorio De Sica's landmark classic of neorealism, "The Bicycle Thief"
1947:
Worked as an assistant to Italian and American filmmakers (Mervyn LeRoy, Raoul Walsh, William Wyler) in Italy
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Worked as an assistant director on such American productions as "Helen of Troy" (1956), "The Nun's Story", "Ben Hur" (both 1959)
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First credit as co-screenwriter, "Nel segno di Roma/Sign of the Gladiator"
1959:
Replaced ailing Mario Bonnard as director (also co-screenwriter) on "Last Days of Pompeii" starring Steve Reeves; refused to accept screen credit
1961:
Directed first credited feature film, "The Colossus of Rhodes"
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Worked as assistant to Robert Aldrich on "Sodom and Gomorrah"
1964:
Achieved international success with the first installment in his "Man with No Name" trilogy, "A Fistful of Dollars" (under the pseudonym Bob Robertson), starring Clint Eastwood
1973:
Credited with the story idea for "My Name Is Nobody"
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Headed his own production company, Rafran Cinematografica
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Briefly moved to France in the late 1970s
1984:
Last major directorial effort, "Once Upon a Time in America"

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