Giuseppe Tornatore (born May 27, 1956) is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Italy.
He is regarded as one of the filmmakers who restored critical praise to Italian cinema. He is most known for directing and scripting drama films such as Everybody’s Fine, The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baara, and The Best Offer over his 30-year career. Tornatore’s most well-known picture is Cinema Paradiso, for which he received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also directed numerous Dolce & Gabbana commercial campaigns.
Tornatore is particularly well-known for his lengthy collaboration with composer Ennio Morricone, who has written music for thirteen Tornatore feature films since 1988.