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 great filmmakers of the Italian cinema, Bertolucci's work achieved widespread international acclaim. He was the first Italian filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Director for The Last Emperor (1987), one of many accolades including two Golden Globes, two David di Donatellos, a British Academy Award, and a César Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo Bertolucci has received more than 1,762,485 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Bernardo Bertolucci is the 22nd most popular film director (up from 27th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 244th 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 22 out of 1,580Before him are Ridley Scott, Leni Riefenstahl, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Miloš Forman, and Jean-Luc Godard. After him are Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch.

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Among people born in 1941, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 8Before him are Hayao Miyazaki, Slobodan Milošević, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Alex Ferguson, and Plácido Domingo. After him are Sergio Mattarella, Bernie Sanders, Cesária Évora, Richard Dawkins, Fethullah Gülen, and Dick Cheney. Among people deceased in 2018, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 9Before him are Kofi Annan, Ingvar Kamprad, Stan Lee, Charles Aznavour, Montserrat Caballé, and Miloš Forman. After him are Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, Isao Takahata, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, John McCain, and Philip Roth.

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Among people born in Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci ranks 222 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pope Innocent XII (1615), John Bosco (1815), and Pope Leo III (750). After him are Pope Gregory XIV (1535), Cesare Lombroso (1835), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Germanicus (-15), and Pope Marcellus II (1501).


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