Bille August

1948 - Today

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Bille August RD (born 9 November 1948) is a Danish director, screenwriter, and cinematographer of film and television. In a career spanning over four decades, he has been the recipient of numerous accolades, making him one of the most acclaimed contemporary Danish filmmakers. August's 1987 film Pelle the Conqueror won the Palme d'Or, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bille August has received more than 285,576 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bille August is the 176th most popular film director (up from 186th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 125th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Danish Film Director.

Bille August is most famous for being a Danish film director. He is known for directing the films Pelle the Conqueror, The House of the Spirits, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Among film directors, Bille August ranks 176 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Aldrich, Blake Edwards, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francesco Rosi, Jesús Franco, and Joris Ivens. After him are Peter Weir, Sergei Bondarchuk, Danny Boyle, Masaki Kobayashi, Shohei Imamura, and Guillermo del Toro.

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Among people born in 1948, Bille August ranks 52Before him are Lluís Llach, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Powers Boothe, William Gibson, Ian Paice, and Hans Rosling. After him are Bernard-Henri Lévy, Brian Eno, Ray Kurzweil, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, and Edmund Kemper.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Bille August ranks 113 out of 783Before him are Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853), Hastein (810), Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968), Erik Bruhn (1928), Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873), and Prince George of Denmark (1653). After him are Gudfred (800), Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891), Peter Schmeichel (1963), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Mads Mikkelsen (1965), and Magnus, Duke of Holstein (1540).


Among film directors born in Denmark, Bille August ranks 3Before him are Lars von Trier (1956) and Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889). After him are Gabriel Axel (1918), Susanne Bier (1960), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Erik Balling (1924), Henning Carlsen (1927), Urban Gad (1879), Jørgen Leth (1937), Nicolas Winding Refn (1970), and Benjamin Christensen (1879).