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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.

Giovanni Pastrone
Born(1883-09-13)13 September 1883
Died27 June 1959(1959-06-27) (aged 75)
Turin, Italy
Other namesPiero Fosco
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor, technician
Notable work

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.


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