Bernardo Bertolucci

1941 - 2018

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Bernardo Bertolucci OMRI (Italian: [berˈnardo bertoˈluttʃi]; 16 March 1941 – 26 November 2018) was an Italian film director and screenwriter with a career that spanned 50 years. Considered one of the greatest directors in Italian cinema, Bertolucci's work achieved international acclaim. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo Bertolucci has received more than 2,411,101 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Bernardo Bertolucci is the 24th most popular film director (up from 25th in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Italy (down from 236th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Film Director.

Bernardo Bertolucci is most famous for his work on films such as The Last Emperor, The Dreamers, and 1900.

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Among film directors, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 24 out of 2,041Before him are Luchino Visconti, François Truffaut, Sergio Leone, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, and Francis Ford Coppola. After him are Agnès Varda, Georges Méliès, Michelangelo Antonioni, George Lucas, Miloš Forman, and Konstantin Stanislavski.

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Among people born in 1941, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 9Before him are Bernie Sanders, Alex Ferguson, Slobodan Milošević, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Sergio Mattarella. After him are Cesária Évora, Václav Klaus, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Robert Forster, Plácido Domingo, and Bruno Ganz. Among people deceased in 2018, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 10Before him are Kofi Annan, Charles Aznavour, Ingvar Kamprad, Montserrat Caballé, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and Stan Lee. After him are Miloš Forman, Amos Oz, Isao Takahata, John McCain, Philip Roth, and Stephen Hillenburg.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 260 out of 5,161Before him are Padre Pio (1887), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), Marie de' Medici (1575), and Lucius Verus (130). After him are Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Celestine V (1215), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Pope John XVIII (970), and Pope Marcellus I (255).


Among film directors born in Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 5Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), and Sergio Leone (1929). After him are Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Tinto Brass (1933), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Frank Capra (1897), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Dario Argento (1940).