Carl Theodor Dreyer

1889 - 1968

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Carl Theodor Dreyer (Danish: [ˈkʰɑˀl ˈtsʰe̝ːotɒ ˈtʁɑjˀɐ]; 3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. His movies are noted for their emotional austerity and slow, stately pacing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Theodor Dreyer has received more than 413,047 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Carl Theodor Dreyer is the 87th most popular film director (down from 73rd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Denmark (down from 59th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Film Director.

Carl Theodor Dreyer is most famous for his 1928 film, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

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Among film directors, Carl Theodor Dreyer ranks 87 out of 1,580Before him are William Hanna, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Sergei Parajanov, David Lean, David Cronenberg, and Joel Schumacher. After him are Jim Jarmusch, Oliver Stone, John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Victor Fleming, and Louis Malle.

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Among people born in 1889, Carl Theodor Dreyer ranks 23Before him are Gabriel Marcel, Otto Frank, Gabriela Mistral, Paul Karrer, Louise Mountbatten, and Jacob L. Moreno. After him are Victor Fleming, Pitirim Sorokin, Han van Meegeren, Vasily Blyukher, Risto Ryti, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim. Among people deceased in 1968, Carl Theodor Dreyer ranks 19Before him are Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, Enid Blyton, and Jim Clark. After him are Erwin Panofsky, Pitirim Sorokin, Kees van Dongen, Neal Cassady, Henry Hallett Dale, and Corneille Heymans.

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Among people born in Denmark, Carl Theodor Dreyer ranks 61 out of 783Before him are Carl Nielsen (1865), Tollund Man (-400), Abel, King of Denmark (1218), Anne of Denmark (1574), Gerda Wegener (1886), and Fredrik Bajer (1837). After him are Victor Borge (1909), Anna Karina (1940), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Prince Vincent of Denmark (2), Sven Hassel (1917), and Johannes Fibiger (1867).


Among film directors born in Denmark, Carl Theodor Dreyer ranks 2Before him are Lars von Trier (1956). After him are Bille August (1948), 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).