Italian Screenwriter and Director. Scola was a Golden Globe winner and five-time Oscar nominee who was considered among the great directors and screenwriters of Italian cinema. When he was only 16, he began ghostwriting for a comic actor and by age 30, he was producing scripts under his own name. His directorial debut was 1964's 'Let’s Talk About Women' the first of many collaborations with Vittorio Gassman. In a career that spanned six decades, Scola directed more than 40 films, including 'A Special Day' (1977), which won the Golden Globe for best foreign film and received two Academy Award nominations. Among other films he directed were 'Thrilling' (1965), 'The Devil in Love' (1966), 'Police Chief Pepe' (1969), 'The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life' (1972), 'Down and Dirty' (1976), 'That Night in Varennes' (1982), 'Macaroni' (1985), 'The Family' (1987), 'Captain Fracassa's Journey' (1990), 'The Dinner' (1998), 'Lettere dalla Palestina' (2002) and 'How Strange to Be Named Federico' (2013). From 1966 through 2001, Scola was honored with nearly 30 major awards for his films.
Bio by: Louis du Mort