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Piero De Bernardi

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Occupation  Screenwriter
Children  Isabella De Bernardi
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Piero Bernardi
Years active  1954–2010

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Born  12 April 1926 (1926-04-12) Prato, Italy
Died  January 8, 2010, Milan, Italy
Awards  David di Donatello for Best Screenplay
Movies  Once Upon a Time in America, My Friends, Fantozzi, Marriage Italian Style, All My Friends Part 2
Similar People  Leonardo Benvenuti, Isabella De Bernardi, Mario Monicelli, Enrico Medioli, Tullio Pinelli

Piero De Bernardi: "Come nacque 'Amici miei'..."

Piero De Bernardi (12 April 1926 – 8 January 2010) was an Italian screenwriter. He wrote for 119 films between 1954 and 2010. He was born in Prato, Tuscany.



De Bernardi was part of a writing duo that included Leonardo Benvenuti who died in 2000.

Among many others, the writing team worked on "Once Upon A Time in America" which won quite a few awards and the 1964 comedy “Marriage, Italian Style” starring Sophie Loren which won two Oscars.

Over the course of his life’s work, Piero De Bernardi won no less than 11 awards. Many of the films he wrote for were entered into the Cannes Film Festival receiving critical acclaim.


De Bernardi died on 8 January 2010. He is survived by his daughter, actress Isabella De Bernardi.

Selected filmography

  • All My Friends Part 2 (1982)
  • Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981)
  • The Flower in His Mouth (1975)
  • Lo chiameremo Andrea (1975)
  • Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)
  • Between Miracles (1971)
  • Let's Have a Riot (1970)
  • Ghosts - Italian Style (1968)
  • Misunderstood (1966)
  • I complessi (1965)
  • A Question of Honour (1965)
  • Marriage Italian-Style (1964)
  • Kali Yug: Goddess of Vengeance (1963)
  • Shivers in Summer (1963)
  • Girl with a Suitcase (1961)
  • The Joy of Living (1961)
  • A Man of Straw (1958)
  • Guendalina (1957)
  • The Song of the Heart (1955)
  • Orphan of the Ghetto (1954)
  • References

    Piero De Bernardi Wikipedia