Claude Lelouch

1937 - Today

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Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch (French: [klod ləluʃ]; born 30 October 1937) is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer. Lelouch grew up in an Algerian Jewish family. He emerged as a prominent director in the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Lelouch has received more than 585,263 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Claude Lelouch is the 125th most popular film director (up from 133rd in 2019), the 904th most popular biography from France (up from 921st in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Film Director.

Claude Lelouch is most famous for his 1969 film "Un homme et une femme" which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Among film directors, Claude Lelouch ranks 125 out of 2,041Before him are Sergei Bondarchuk, John Woo, Howard Hawks, Victor Fleming, Jiří Menzel, and Wes Craven. After him are René Clément, Michael Curtiz, Peter Weir, William Hanna, George A. Romero, and Nikita Mikhalkov.

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Among people born in 1937, Claude Lelouch ranks 42Before him are Warren Beatty, Gennady Yanayev, Sajida Talfah, Avram Hershko, Philip Glass, and Juvénal Habyarimana. After him are Jacques Santer, Colleen McCullough, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Angelo Badalamenti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Roger Zelazny.

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Among people born in France, Claude Lelouch ranks 904 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Giraud (1938), Paul Delaroche (1797), Louis-Jules Trochu (1815), John I of Aragon (1350), Edgar Morin (1921), and Jean-Claude Killy (1943). After him are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Joan the Lame (1293), René Clément (1913), Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), and Claude Chappe (1763).


Among film directors born in France, Claude Lelouch ranks 17Before him are Alain Resnais (1922), William Wyler (1902), Robert Bresson (1901), René Clair (1898), Marcel Carné (1906), and Jean-Pierre Melville (1917). After him are René Clément (1913), Jacques Demy (1931), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), and Louis Malle (1932).