|Other names Piero Fosco|
Name Giovanni Pastrone
|Notable work Cabiria|
Role Film director
|Born 13 September 1883 (1883-09-13) Montechiaro d'Asti, Italy|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor, technician
Died June 27, 1959, Turin, Italy
Movies Cabiria, Tigre reale, The Warrior, The Fire, Hedda Gabler
Similar People Bartolomeo Pagano, Segundo de Chomon, Pina Menichelli, Luigi Maggi, Italia Almirante Manzini
Alla scoperta del cinema muto: Cabiria (1914) di Giovanni Pastrone
Giovanni Pastrone, also known by his artistic name Piero Fosco (13 September 1883 - 27 June 1959), was an Italian film pioneer, director, screenwriter, actor and technician.
Pastrone was born in Montechiaro d'Asti. He worked during the era of the silent film and influenced many important directors in the international cinema, such as David Wark Griffith, in his Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916).
He died in Turin on 27 June 1959.