Danilo Desideri

Danilo Desideri (born 13 July 1940) is an Italian cinematographer.

Born in Rome, Desideri began his film career in the late fifties as a camera assistant on the crew of Tonino Delli Colli.[1] He later worked as a camera operator with Gianni Di Venanzo, Ennio Guarnieri, Giuseppe Rotunno and Luigi Kuveiller among others.[1] After working in the advertising field, he made his debut as cinematographer for films in the late sixties;[1] his first major production was the film In the Name of the Pope King (1977), directed by Luigi Magni.[1] In 1983 he collaborated for the first time with Carlo Verdone, beginning a professional association that characterized his career in the following decades.[1] Desideri won the 1992 David di Donatello for Best Cinematography for Verdone's Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato.[2]


  1. Stefano Masi, Dizionario mondiale dei direttori della fotografia, Recco, Le Mani, 2007. ISBN 8880123874.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
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