Alessandro D'Alatri (born 24 February 1955) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and former actor. As a teenager D'Alatri was active as a stage and film actor and worked with Luchino Visconti, Giorgio Strehler, Vittorio De Sica among others. In the 1970s he decided to focus on directing, and after a long apprenticeship as a director of commercials, that led him to be awarded for best AD director at the 1987 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in 1991 he directed his first feature film, "Americano rosso", for which he won the David di Donatello for Best New Director.
The following "No Skin" was both a critical and a commercial success,and garnered D'Alatri a David di Donatello, a Nastro d'Argento and a Ciak d'oro for best screenplay. In 1995 he moved to the States where he wrote his first scren play in English, “Bravo Randy”. His 1998 film "The Garden of Eden", an apocryphal history of Jesus, was entered into the main competition at the 59th Venice International Film Festival. Other film credits include “Casomai” (2001) which won Best director, Best Film and Best Film at the Lauderdale Film Festival (Miami) and 5 David di Donatello nominations. “La febbre” (2005) which won the eighth Festival-Tournee durch Deutschland in Berlino, and the Sergio Leone award at Annecy, "Commediasexi" (2006) “Sul Mare” (2010). In 2017 his latest film "The Startup", produced by Eliseo Cinema and Rai Cinema and distributed by 01.