Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of the best-known films in history, died today at age 91. You might know him as the producer or executive producer of films such as Battle of the Bulge (1965), Barbarella (1968), Serpico (1973), Flash Gordon (1980), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Dune (1984), The Bounty (1984), Hannibal (2001), and literally hundreds of others.
Written by Greyhawk Grognard
Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.
2 thoughts on “RIP Dino De Laurentiis”
Well shit, that's depressing. Gonna raise a glass to you tonight, Dino – you produced some of my favorite films.
You can also indirectly credit Dino de Laurentiis for the movie Alien. Dan O'Bannon, who headed the special effects department.
entered a psychiatric hospital after an early attempt of Dune's production failed. O'Bannon then worked on 13 scripts; his 13th became Alien!
I think it's a Dune night tonight. . .
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