Andrei Tarkovsky

1932 - 1986

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (Russian: Андрей Арсеньевич Тарковский, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej ɐrˈsʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ tɐrˈkofskʲɪj]; 4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a 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 State Institute of Cinematography 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 2,467,557 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 20 out of 1,305Before him are Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Leni Riefenstahl, Martin Scorsese, and Luis Buñuel. After him are Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Pedro Almodóvar, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Among people born in 1932, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 7Before him are Umberto Eco, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Cash, Jacques Chirac, and Omar Sharif. After him are Miloš Forman, François Truffaut, John Williams, Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, and Peter O'Toole. Among people deceased in 1986, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 6Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Olof Palme. After him are Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Beuys.

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Among people born in Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky ranks 56 out of 2,050Before him are Alexander Nevsky (1220), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Boris Pasternak (1890), Georg Cantor (1845), Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), and Alexander Borodin (1833). After him are Peter Kropotkin (1842), Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Anna Pavlova (1881), and Rudolf Nureyev (1938).


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), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Yuri Norstein (1941), Alexander Sokurov (1951), and Mikhail Romm (1901).

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