From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pier Paolo Pasolini, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.