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 503,135 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Chris Marker is the 244th most popular film director (down from 213th in 2019), the 1,486th most popular biography from France (down from 1,363rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Chris Marker ranks 244 out of 1,580Before him are Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, Frank Darabont, Mike Newell, Bong Joon-ho, and George Stevens. After him are Otar Iosseliani, Theo van Gogh, Sam Mendes, Jean Epstein, Saul Bass, and Henry King.

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Among people born in 1921, Chris Marker ranks 89Before him are Dirk Bogarde, Raymond Goethals, Iris Apfel, Mary Douglas, Gene Roddenberry, and Yuri Nikulin. After him are Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Jackson, Farida of Egypt, George Roy Hill, Murray Bookchin, and Jim Garrison. Among people deceased in 2012, Chris Marker ranks 67Before him are Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Helmut Haller, E. Donnall Thomas, Chadli Bendjedid, Gustav Leonhardt, and Gore Vidal. After him are William Standish Knowles, Renato Dulbecco, Herbert Lom, Hans Werner Henze, Teófilo Stevenson, and Chaleo Yoovidhya.

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Among people born in France, Chris Marker ranks 1,486 out of 5,234Before him are Hervé Villechaize (1943), Elliott Erwitt (1928), Stephen, Count of Blois (1045), Gilles de Roberval (1602), Carausius (300), and Hugh of Cluny (1024). After him are Léon Werth (1878), Jean-Charles Pichegru (1761), Régis Debray (1940), Jean Picard (1620), Émile Waldteufel (1837), and Germaine Tailleferre (1892).


Among film directors born in France, Chris Marker ranks 29Before him are Jacques Demy (1931), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Abel Gance (1889), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), and Frank Darabont (1959). After him are Julien Duvivier (1896), Jacques Becker (1906), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Patrice Chéreau (1944), William Kennedy Dickson (1860), and Guy Hamilton (1922).