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      Sergio Donati

      Sergio Donati

      Highest Rated: 92% A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 52% The Sicilian Girl (2009)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

      Sergio Donati, the screenwriter famous for penning spaghetti Westerns, was originally in line for a career in law. His interest in the profession waning during his college years, he instead authored a mystery novel that was not only published but quickly optioned for a film adaptation. He met directorial maestro Sergio Leone while making his rounds in the industry, and contributed an uncredited rewrite to his Clint Eastwood western, "For a Few Dollars More." Goaded by Leone, Donati reteamed with the pair for the conclusion of their "Man with No Name" trilogy: the quintessential "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Again, Donati went uncredited. Recognition was finally his, however, when he wrote the epic western ,"Once Upon a Time in the West" for Leone, with whom he shared screenwriting credit. Both films are considered benchmarks in the genre, often ranking among the greatest films of all time. The pair's final collaboration was also Leone's last Western: 1971's "Duck, You Sucker." The heyday of Italian filmmaking declining in the ensuing decades, Donati nevertheless stayed busy, often penning multiple screenplays and miniseries a year. His best known latter efforts include the 1996 Schwarzenegger crime-actioner, "Raw Deal," and the 2009 Mafia docudrama, "The Sicilian Girl."

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      52% 61% The Sicilian Girl Screenwriter $69.3K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bel Ami - Liebling der Frauen Writer - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Il piccolo lord Screenwriter - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La montagna dei diamanti Writer - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rimini Rimini: Un anno dopo Writer - 1988
      No Score Yet 71% Man on Fire Writer $435.3K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Tacchia Writer - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddy Goes West Writer,
      Creator
      - 1981
      No Score Yet 20% Tough to Kill Screenwriter - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Toy Screenwriter - 1979
      No Score Yet 17% Escape From Death Row Screenwriter - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Onion Screenwriter - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The S-Wheel Beast Writer - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hercules Against Karate Writer - 1973
      92% 83% A Fistful of Dynamite Screenwriter - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebus Writer - 1969
      No Score Yet 81% Face to Face Screenwriter - 1967
      No Score Yet 85% The Big Gundown Screenwriter - 1966