Five Things You Didn’t Know About Luca Guadagnino

The connection between directors and actors is one of the most important in filmmaking. Having a fluid, cooperative, and shared vision of a production is one of the most essential factors in creating a great movie. Often, it is difficult to achieve this type of connection. Some directors, however, seem to have a special relationship with certain actors which leads to numerous amazing films. Such is the case with the highly talented director Luca Guadagnino, who often collaborates with Tilda Swinton.

Guadagnino is an accomplished director with credits in film, short film, and even advertising. His work is some of the most artistic and moving that a viewer could watch. His latest release, Call Me by Your Name, has received universal acclaim from critics. For those wondering who Guadagnino is as a person, here are five of the most interesting facts about the director.

5. He is very interested in fashion 

Obviously, making extraordinary films is the primary focus of Guadagnino’s career. However, that does not mean that he has tunnel vision. In fact, he is also heavily involved in the fashion industry. He even created a production agency called Frenesy which produces advertisements and communication materials for fashion lines. As well, he has served as a jury member for several fashion line-sponsored awards shows.

4. He is very cultured 

Guadagnino brings a unique blend of artistry to filmmaking, a skill which was no doubt aided by his upbringing. He was born in Italy to an Algerian mother and Sicilian father. However, he actually spent most of his early childhood in a completely different culture. He spent these years in Ethiopia, where his father was a teacher. Having been submerged in two unique cultures is likely one of the reasons why Guadagnino’s films have such a distinctive voice and appeal.

3. He is well educated 

Most individuals working in the entertainment industry tend to have an education in their own field. Guadagnino, on the other hand, has had a much more diverse education. Instead of merely studying filmmaking, he has deepened his understanding of other subjects as well. At the University of Palermo, he studied literature. He would go on to graduate from Sapienza University of Rome where he completed his thesis on director Jonathan Demme.

2. He is openly gay 

While much is made about the plight of LGBT actors, many people do not realize that there are many directors in the gay community who have also had to fight their way to success. Guadagnino is openly gay, making him one of the most notable directors in the LGBT community. With more talented and passionate individuals like Guadagnino making their way to the top of the film industry, hopefully greater levels of equality will finally be achieved.

1. He has worked with Tilda Swinton numerous times 

Guadagnino and Swinton have forged an incredible relationship that has resulted in many incredible movies. Incredibly, they have collaborated on films four times throughout their careers, with the fourth set to be released in 2018. These films are: The Protagonists, I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, and Suspiria. Their ongoing collaborations continue to be remarkable, and fans likely have many more to look forward to.

Luca Guadagnino is one of the most talented, passionate, and underrated directors working today. He is highly educated and has interests in other industries as well. The most notable aspect of his career, other than the quality of his films themselves, has been his frequent collaborations with Tilda Swinton.

Add Comment
Everything We Know about New Drama The Baker and the Beauty
this is us cast publicity
Should This is Us Really Be a Six Season Show?
Steve Harvey Little Big Shots
Why Was Steve Harvey Replaced on Little Big Shots?
Chopped TV Show
Reasons to Suggest the Show Chopped is Fake
Michael Rooker in Cliffhanger
Why Michael Rooker Would Make a Perfect King Shark
John Wick in the rain
How Much More of John Wick Can We Expect To See?
Can New Alligator Movie “Crawl” Make up For All Bad Alligator Horror Movies?
apocalypse now memorial day movie
Five Awesome Movies to Watch on Memorial Day
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Gayle King
Beth Phoenix
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Beth Phoenix
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kurtis Blow
october kingsley
10 Things You Didn’t Know about October Kingsley
Alan Moore Comic Book Writer
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alan Moore
Squirrel Girl
Why Squirrel Girl Deserves Her Own Featured Film
10 Things You Never Knew about Batman’s Logo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Doctor Strange’s Dormammu
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Raphtalia
What Exactly is the Goku Ultra Instinct Form?
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Goblin Slayer
The History and Evolution of AnimeJapan
Georgia Setting
Is The Best ‘Walking Dead’ Story In A Video Game?
marvels iron man vr hero banner
Five Upcoming Superhero Video Games We’re Psyched For
Final Fantasy VII
Square Enix Finally Gives a Final Fantasy VII Update
Star Citizen
Will Gamers Ever Get to Play Star Citizen?