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Claire Denis

1946 - Today

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Claire Denis (French: [dəni]; born 21 April 1946) is a French film director and writer. Her feature film Beau Travail (1999) has been called one of the greatest films of the 1990s. Other acclaimed works include Trouble Every Day (2001), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), White Material (2009), High Life (2018) and Both Sides of the Blade (2022), the last of which won her the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claire Denis has received more than 1,001,489 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Claire Denis is the 412th most popular film director (down from 400th in 2019), the 2,332nd most popular biography from France (down from 2,222nd in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Claire Denis ranks 412 out of 1,581Before her are David Yates, Gustaf Gründgens, Jerzy Stuhr, Michael Radford, Alain Tanner, and Bertrand Blier. After her are Albert Lamorisse, Delmer Daves, Douglas Trumbull, Larisa Shepitko, Héctor Babenco, and Richard Thorpe.

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Among people born in 1946, Claire Denis ranks 183Before her are Héctor Yazalde, Toktar Aubakirov, Ralf Hütter, Penelope Wilton, Abdul Ali Mazari, and Bernd Hölzenbein. After her are Matthieu Ricard, Stephen Rea, Héctor Babenco, Sven Nordqvist, Fernando Filoni, and Joanna Lumley.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claire Denis ranks 2,332 out of 6,011Before her are Fulbert of Chartres (960), Bonne of Artois (1396), Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779), Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748), Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), and Jacques Loussier (1934). After her are Auguste Maquet (1813), Bernard Palissy (1510), Charles Dupuy (1851), Louis Massignon (1883), Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate (1652), and Nicholas Rémy (1530).


Among film directors born in France, Claire Denis ranks 56Before her are Jean Girault (1924), Marcel Camus (1912), Claude Zidi (1934), Maurice Pialat (1925), Alexandre Astruc (1923), and Bertrand Blier (1939). After her are Albert Lamorisse (1922), Georges Lautner (1926), Édouard Molinaro (1928), Jacques Doillon (1944), René Laloux (1929), and André Cayatte (1909).