Italian film producer Domenico Procacci was born in 1960 in Bari, Italy. As a producer working internationally, Procacci has carved out a reputation as a risk-taking ally for filmmakers who lean toward bold, provocative subject matter. In other words, Procacci is not afraid of a little controversy. He is probably best known for producing the film "Gomorrah," a stylish though coolly anti-glamorized depiction of the modern-day Camorra criminal organization entrenched in Naples. Procacci's other films may not be as hard-hitting as "Gomorrah," but many of them are nevertheless provocative. Some of the more memorable are the thriller "The Flight of the Innocent," the Czech WWII film "Dark Blue World," the hallucinatory Western "Dust," the arthouse anthology film "Eros" (the Michelangelo Antonioni segment), and the devastating drama "Quiet Chaos." Procacci has also lent his sublime guiding hand to the realm of comedy, albeit in a characteristically dark and oftentimes tragicomic vein, with the abuse-breeds-aberrancy saga "Bad Boy Bubby" and the Australian Gen-X odyssey "He Died with a Falafel in His Hand." In 2008, he paid his first visit to the mainstream as a producer of the enigmatic Hollywood film "Seven Pounds," starring Will Smith.