Chantal Akerman

1950 - 2015

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Chantal Anne Akerman (French: [ʃɑ̃tal akɛʁman]; 6 June 1950 – 5 October 2015) was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She is best known for Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), which The New York Times called a "masterpiece". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chantal Akerman has received more than 783,567 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Chantal Akerman is the 359th most popular film director (up from 532nd in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 335th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Chantal Akerman ranks 359 out of 1,580Before her are Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, Paolo Sorrentino, J. Lee Thompson, Peter Yates, and Louis Delluc. After her are Martin Campbell, Luigi Comencini, Roland Joffé, Mamoru Oshii, Adolph Zukor, and Jacques Tourneur.

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Among people born in 1950, Chantal Akerman ranks 88Before her are Bernie Taupin, Karen Carpenter, Lakshmi Mittal, Grigory Sokolov, Javier Clemente, and Mithun Chakraborty. After her are Neda Ukraden, Anghel Iordănescu, Yumi Umeoka, Miho Kaneda, Steve Hackett, and Ernesto Samper. Among people deceased in 2015, Chantal Akerman ranks 96Before her are Akiyuki Nosaka, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Árpád Göncz, Adrian Frutiger, Cabu, and John Guillermin. After her are Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, Arsen Dedić, Tadahiko Ueda, Percy Sledge, and Satoru Iwata.

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Among people born in Belgium, Chantal Akerman ranks 235 out of 899Before her are Antoine Wiertz (1806), Jacob van Artevelde (1290), Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522), Firmin Lambot (1886), Jacques Feyder (1885), and John of Ruusbroec (1293). After her are Eugène Joseph Delporte (1882), Jean Bolland (1596), Herri met de Bles (1480), David Teniers the Elder (1582), Emile Vandervelde (1866), and William of Moerbeke (1215).


Among film directors born in Belgium, Chantal Akerman ranks 2Before her are Agnès Varda (1928). After her are Jaco Van Dormael (1957), André Delvaux (1926), Raoul Servais (1928), Ulu Grosbard (1929), Benoît Lamy (1945), and Felix van Groeningen (1977).