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Antonio Margheriti (September 19, 1930 – November 4, 2002), also known under the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson, was a prolific Italian filmmaker. He was born in Rome and died from a heart attack in Monterosi, Viterbo, near Rome at the age of 72.

Margheriti is known for his science fiction, horror, spaghetti western and action movies. He is the director of such cult movies as Horror Castle, Castle of Blood, Spacemen, The Golden Arrow, Wild, Wild Planet, Lightning Bolt, The Unnaturals, Mr. Superinvisible, Battle of the Worlds (1961), and dozens of others. Most of his films were directed under the pseudonym of Anthony M. Dawson, with the exception of Io ti amo (1968).

He was the only Italian director who worked directly for production companies like MGM, United Artists, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, etc. with films like: Yor, the Hunter from the Future, Take a Hard Ride, Killer Fish, and the four films of the science fiction series, Gamma 1 in 1964.

His son Edoardo is also a filmmaker.

Eli Roth's character donned Margheriti as his namesake in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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