Andrei Tarkovsky

1932 - 1986

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Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (Russian: Андрей Арсеньевич Тарковский, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej ɐrˈsʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ tɐrˈkofskʲɪj]; 4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, theatre director, writer, and film theorist. He is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential directors in the history of Russian and world cinema. His films explored spiritual and metaphysical themes, and are noted for their slow pacing and long takes, dreamlike visual imagery, and preoccupation with nature and memory.Tarkovsky studied film at Moscow's VGIK under filmmaker Mikhail Romm, and subsequently directed his first five feature films in the Soviet Union: Ivan's Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), and Stalker (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Tarkovsky has received more than 2,732,797 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Andrei Tarkovsky is the 14th most popular film director (up from 20th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Russia (up from 56th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Film Director.

Andrey Tarkovsky is most famous for his films. He made a lot of them and they are all very different from each other. He was also a photographer and a poet.

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Among film directors, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 14 out of 1,580Before him are Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergio Leone, and Francis Ford Coppola. After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ridley Scott, Leni Riefenstahl, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, and Miloš Forman.

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Among people born in 1932, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 6Before him are Umberto Eco, Elizabeth Taylor, Johnny Cash, Debbie Reynolds, and Jacques Chirac. After him are Omar Sharif, Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, John Williams, and Cesare Maldini. Among people deceased in 1986, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 5Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, and Olof Palme. After him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, and Henry Moore.

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Among people born in Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 48 out of 2,688Before him are Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890). After him are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Lev Yashin (1929), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), and Georg Cantor (1845).


Among film directors born in Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 1After him are Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Lev Kuleshov (1899), Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893), Leonid Gaidai (1923), Elem Klimov (1933), Alexander Sokurov (1951), Yuri Norstein (1941), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), and Giorgi Shengelaia (1937).