Giovanni Grimaldi

Giovanni Grimaldi (14 November 1917 – 25 February 2001) was an Italian screenwriter, journalist and film director. He was sometimes credited as Gianni Grimaldi.[1]

Giovanni Grimaldi
Born(1917-11-14)14 November 1917
Died25 February 2001(2001-02-25) (aged 84)
Years active1952–1983


Born in Catania, Sicily, Grimaldi entered the cinema industry in 1952 as a screenwriter of a large number of often highly successful films, frequently working together with Bruno Corbucci.[2] Since 1964 he became a prolific director of comedy films, often working with Lando Buzzanca and with the couple Franco Franchi-Ciccio Ingrassia.[2]

Aside from films, Grimaldi was a journalist, a collaborator and even the director of several Italian humor magazines such as Trilussa, Candido and Marc'Aurelio.[2] He was also a radio author, a playwright and a television director. He was the father of the director and screenwriter Aldo Grimaldi.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  2. ^ a b c d Roberto Poppi (2002). I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.

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