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Ernst Lubitsch

1892 - 1947

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Ernst Lubitsch (; January 29, 1892 – November 30, 1947) was a German-born American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated director; as his prestige grew, his films were promoted as having "the Lubitsch touch". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Lubitsch has received more than 702,921 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ernst Lubitsch is the 78th most popular film director (down from 73rd in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 435th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Film Director.

Lubitsch is most famous for his comedies, such as "The Shop Around the Corner" and "Ninotchka."

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Among film directors, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 78 out of 1,581Before him are F. W. Murnau, Frank Capra, John Huston, Costa-Gavras, Robert Bresson, and Dziga Vertov. After him are Dario Argento, Alan Parker, David Lean, Sergei Parajanov, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Alain Resnais.

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Among people born in 1892, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 31Before him are Erwin Panofsky, Edward Victor Appleton, George Paget Thomson, Mátyás Rákosi, Erhard Milch, and Marina Tsvetaeva. After him are Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Stefan Banach, William P. Murphy, Robert Ritter von Greim, Darius Milhaud, and Shirō Ishii. Among people deceased in 1947, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 22Before him are Halford Mackinder, Ettore Bugatti, Black Dahlia, Han van Meegeren, Aung San, and Anton Denikin. After him are Pierre Bonnard, Karl Mannheim, Nicholas Roerich, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Victor Lustig, and Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 472 out of 6,142Before him are Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876). After him are Wassily Leontief (1906), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Adolf Galland (1912), Johann Bayer (1572), and Richard von Weizsäcker (1920).


Among film directors born in Germany, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 7Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Wim Wenders (1945), Michael Haneke (1942), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Werner Herzog (1942), and F. W. Murnau (1888). After him are Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Roland Emmerich (1955), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Robert Siodmak (1900), and Thea von Harbou (1888).