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 642,636 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Ernst Lubitsch is the 73rd most popular film director (up from 81st in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from Germany (up from 483rd 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 73 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Zemeckis, Alain Resnais, F. W. Murnau, Luc Besson, Terrence Malick, and George A. Romero. After him are Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, and Richard Attenborough.

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Among people born in 1892, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 24Before him are J. Paul Getty, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Compton, Arthur Honegger, and Gregor Strasser. After him are Marina Tsvetaeva, George Paget Thomson, Robert Ritter von Greim, Edward Victor Appleton, Darius Milhaud, and Mátyás Rákosi. Among people deceased in 1947, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 22Before him are Ettore Bugatti, G. H. Hardy, Black Dahlia, Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, and Karl Mannheim. After him are Pierre Bonnard, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Nicholas Roerich, Han van Meegeren, Victor Lustig, and Irving Fisher.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Lubitsch ranks 435 out of 5,289Before him are Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Conradin (1252), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), and Otto Frank (1889). After him are Uwe Seeler (1936), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Walther Bothe (1891), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Fritz Todt (1891), and Ernst Bloch (1885).


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