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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 584,762 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Chris Marker is the 233rd most popular film director (up from 244th in 2019), the 1,467th most popular biography from France (up from 1,483rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Chris Marker ranks 233 out of 1,581Before him are Richard Fleischer, Margarethe von Trotta, Barbet Schroeder, Lucio Fulci, Yılmaz Güney, and Stephen Frears. After him are Arthur Penn, Raoul Walsh, Julien Duvivier, Youssef Chahine, Mario Monicelli, and John G. Avildsen.

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Among people born in 1921, Chris Marker ranks 84Before him are Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, Herta Bothe, and Paddy Roy Bates. After him are Amin al-Hafiz, Thomas Schelling, John Money, Geoffrey Wilkinson, James Clavell, and Gene Roddenberry. Among people deceased in 2012, Chris Marker ranks 64Before him are George Armitage Miller, Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Herbert Lom, and Paddy Roy Bates. After him are Miguel de la Madrid, Rauf Denktaş, Helmut Haller, Renato Dulbecco, Paul L. Smith, and Sergio Oliva.

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Among people born in France, Chris Marker ranks 1,467 out of 6,011Before him are Odo of Cluny (878), André Charles Boulle (1642), Louis, Duke of Brittany (1707), Philip, Duke of Orléans (1336), Sebastian Castellio (1515), and Emmanuelle Béart (1963). After him are Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Charles Péguy (1873), Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), Constance of Arles (974), and Abbé Pierre (1912).


Among film directors born in France, Chris Marker ranks 30Before him are Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Jacques Rivette (1928), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), and Frank Darabont (1959). After him are Julien Duvivier (1896), Jean-Jacques Beineix (1946), Patrice Chéreau (1944), Jean Rouch (1917), Jacques Becker (1906), and William Kennedy Dickson (1860).