June 4, 1929|
April 1, 2002 (aged 73)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, film producer|
Tonino Cervi (4 June 1929 – 1 April 2002) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and producer.
Born in Rome, Cervi was the son of actor Gino Cervi and father of actress Valentina Cervi. He made his debut as a film producer in 1952, with La Peccatrice dell'isola by Sergio Corbucci; among others, he produced works of Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Francesco Rosi, Mario Monicelli.
Cervi made his directional debut with the spaghetti Western Oggi a me... domani a te starring Bud Spencer; among his films two box office hits both starring Alberto Sordi, The Miser and Il malato immaginario. He also directed the film Ritratto di borghesia in nero.
Cervi died in Rome of a heart attack.