Christoph Schlingensief

1960 - 2010

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Christoph Maria Schlingensief (24 October 1960 – 21 August 2010) was a German theatre director, performance artist, and filmmaker. Starting as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later staged productions for theatres and festivals, often accompanied by public controversies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christoph Schlingensief has received more than 125,769 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Christoph Schlingensief is the 1,461st most popular film director (down from 1,387th in 2019), the 5,454th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,808th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Christoph Schlingensief ranks 1,461 out of 2,041Before him are Johannes Schaaf, Joseph Pevney, Mary Lambert, Rodrigo Prieto, Edward Sedgwick, and Jorge Fons. After him are Hwang Dong-hyuk, Albert Serra, Gianfranco Rosi, Matti Kassila, Charles Band, and Joseph Kosinski.

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Among people born in 1960, Christoph Schlingensief ranks 439Before him are Andrzej Stasiuk, Zindzi Mandela, Predrag Nikolić, Volker Beck, Joey Belladonna, and Michael Lewis. After him are Claudia Losch, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Alexander Bashlachev, Ton Roosendaal, Mustapha El Biyaz, and Brewster Kahle. Among people deceased in 2010, Christoph Schlingensief ranks 402Before him are Krystyna Bochenek, Jerry Bock, Peter Orlovsky, Gil Merrick, Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, and Michele Giordano. After him are György Mitró, Audrey Williamson, Johanna Dohnal, William B. Lenoir, Tom Mankiewicz, and Rajeshwari Chatterjee.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christoph Schlingensief ranks 5,454 out of 7,253Before him are Haha (1979), Volker Beck (1960), Uwe Hohn (1962), Bernd Krauss (1957), Heiko Herrlich (1971), and Jan Hoffmann (1955). After him are Peter Baumann (1953), Ralf Scheepers (1965), Angela Schanelec (1962), Patriz Ilg (1957), Dirk Bach (1961), and Claudia Losch (1960).


Among film directors born in Germany, Christoph Schlingensief ranks 72Before him are Peter Zadek (1926), Robert Schwentke (1968), Alfred Braun (1888), Egon Günther (1927), Benno von Arent (1898), and Johannes Schaaf (1933). After him are Doris Dörrie (1955), Peter Schamoni (1934), Maren Ade (1976), Dominik Moll (1962), Hito Steyerl (1966), and Caroline Link (1964).