|Name Luigi Magni||Role Screenwriter|
|Born 21 March 1928 (1928-03-21) Rome, Italy|
Died October 27, 2013, Rome, Italy
Spouse Lucia Mirisola (m. ?–2013)
Awards David di Donatello for Best Film, David di Donatello for Best Screenplay, David di Donatello Special Award
Nominations David di Donatello for Best Original Song
Movies In the Name of the Pope, The Conspirators, State buoni se potete, In the Name of the Sover, La Tosca
Similar People Nino Manfredi, Nanni Loy, Luigi Comencini, Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman
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Luigi Magni (21 March 1928 – 27 October 2013) was an Italian screenwriter and film director.
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- Life and career
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Life and career
Born in Rome, Magni started his career as a screenwriter, in 1956, with Tempo di villeggiatura. In 1968 he collaborated with Mario Monicelli to a real "event" of the Italian cinema as the transformation of Monica Vitti in a comedic actress with The Girl with the Pistol, and the critical and commercial success of the film pushed him into directing. After the directorial debut with Faustina (which was also the debut film of Vonetta McGee), in 1969 Magni achieved an extraordinary success with Nell'anno del Signore, which was the highest-grossing Italian film of the year, so as to require for the first time in Italy nighttime screenings to meet the demands of the audience. The film marked the encounter with Nino Manfredi, with whom Magni had a long-standing association on the set (including the screenplay of Manfredi's award winning film Per Grazia Ricevuta) and a close friendship off the set. The film also defined Magni's style, namely a commedia all'italiana mainly centred on Rome and its history, particularly the epoch between the Papal States and the Risorgimento.
In 1977 Magni achieved critical recognition with In nome del Papa Re, which also gave him his first David di Donatello Award. He received a second David di Donatello in 1995, for the screenplay of Nemici d'infanzia, and a special David di Donatello Lifetime Career Award in 2008.
In 1991 he was a member of the jury at the 17th Moscow International Film Festival. After the 2003 TV movie La notte di Pasquino, a sort of sequel of Nell'anno del Signore still with Nino Manfredi as the main actor, and with the death of Manfredi in 2004, Magni retired from cinema. He died in Rome, on 27 October 2013.