Anatole Litvak

1902 - 1974

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Mikhail Anatol Litwak OBE (Russian: Михаил Анато́ль Литва́к; 21 May 1902 – 15 December 1974), better known as Anatole Litvak, was a Russian-born American filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in various countries and languages. He began his theatrical training at age 13 in Petrograd, Russia (now again known as St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatole Litvak has received more than 255,437 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Anatole Litvak is the 285th most popular film director (up from 293rd in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 202nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ukrainian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Anatole Litvak ranks 285 out of 1,580Before him are Karel Zeman, George Miller, Rouben Mamoulian, Mikhail Kalatozov, Nanni Moretti, and Krzysztof Zanussi. After him are Yuen Woo-ping, Sofia Coppola, Menahem Golan, Elem Klimov, Ruggero Deodato, and Tsui Hark.

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Among people born in 1902, Anatole Litvak ranks 71Before him are Carlo Levi, Richard Rodgers, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Pascual Jordan, William Walton, and Jan Tschichold. After him are Hans Bellmer, Bruno Streckenbach, Gianpiero Combi, Demchugdongrub, Alfredo Binda, and Shigeyoshi Suzuki. Among people deceased in 1974, Anatole Litvak ranks 48Before him are André Jolivet, Vannevar Bush, Lajos Zilahy, Salvador Puig Antich, Farid al-Atrash, and Jan Tschichold. After him are Bill Finger, Konstantin Melnikov, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Gino Cervi, Samuel Goldwyn, and Agnes Moorehead.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Anatole Litvak ranks 195 out of 913Before him are Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Igor Svyatoslavich (1151), Sergey Gorshkov (1910), Aureolus (220), Alla Nazimova (1879), and Israel Gelfand (1913). After him are Samuel Noah Kramer (1897), Peter Wittgenstein (1768), Alexandru Averescu (1859), Arseny Tarkovsky (1907), Angelica Balabanoff (1878), and Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko (1883).


Among film directors born in Ukraine, Anatole Litvak ranks 5Before him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), and Otto Preminger (1905). After him are Maya Deren (1917), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Larisa Shepitko (1938), Grigori Kozintsev (1905), Grigory Chukhray (1921), and Aleksandr Ptushko (1900).