Chris Marker

1921 - 2012

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Chris Marker (French: [maʁkɛʁ]; 29 July 1921 – 29 July 2012) was a French writer, photographer, documentary film director, multimedia artist and film essayist. His best known films are La Jetée (1962), A Grin Without a Cat (1977) and Sans Soleil (1983). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Marker has received more than 687,022 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Chris Marker is the 224th most popular film director (up from 234th in 2019), the 1,438th most popular biography from France (up from 1,462nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Chris Marker ranks 224 out of 2,041Before him are Gojko Mitić, Barry Levinson, Guy Ritchie, Robert Wiene, Nanni Moretti, and Tony Richardson. After him are Mario Monicelli, Chantal Akerman, Nicholas Ray, Mario Bava, Marco Ferreri, and Arthur Penn.

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Among people born in 1921, Chris Marker ranks 78Before him are Thomas Schelling, Jack Steinberger, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Lydia Litvyak, Paul Schäfer, and Geoffrey Wilkinson. After him are Yuri Nikulin, Murray Bookchin, Peter Benenson, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Angelica Rozeanu, and Ágnes Keleti. Among people deceased in 2012, Chris Marker ranks 69Before him are Helmut Haller, Bingu wa Mutharika, Joseph Murray, Harry Harrison, Renato Dulbecco, and Chaleo Yoovidhya. After him are David Kelly, Warda Al-Jazairia, Gustav Leonhardt, Omar Suleiman, Teófilo Stevenson, and Haji Mohammad Chamkani.

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In France

Among people born in France, Chris Marker ranks 1,438 out of 6,770Before him are Henri, Prince of Condé (1588), Patrick Depailler (1944), François Rude (1784), Jean-Claude Pascal (1927), Claude Gensac (1927), and Omar Sy (1978). After him are Jean Picard (1620), Victorinus (300), Ferdinand Buisson (1841), Edmond François Valentin About (1828), Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (1326), and David Trezeguet (1977).


Among film directors born in France, Chris Marker ranks 28Before him are Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Louis Malle (1932), Abel Gance (1889), Jacques Rivette (1928), Jean Vigo (1905), and Claude Lanzmann (1925). After him are Jacques Becker (1906), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Patrice Chéreau (1944), Frank Darabont (1959), Julien Duvivier (1896), and Germaine Dulac (1882).