Francesco Rosi

1922 - 2015

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Francesco Rosi (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈrɔːzi]; 15 November 1922 – 10 January 2015) was an Italian film director. His film The Mattei Affair won the Palme d'Or at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. Rosi's films, especially those of the 1960s and 1970s, often appeared to have political messages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Rosi has received more than 174,069 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Francesco Rosi is the 173rd most popular film director (down from 157th in 2019), the 1,109th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,034th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Italian Film Director.

Francesco Rosi is most famous for his films "Salvatore Giuliano" and "The Mattei Affair."

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Among film directors, Francesco Rosi ranks 173 out of 1,580Before him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lev Kuleshov, Marco Ferreri, Robert Aldrich, Blake Edwards, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. After him are Jesús Franco, Joris Ivens, Bille August, Peter Weir, Sergei Bondarchuk, and Danny Boyle.

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Among people born in 1922, Francesco Rosi ranks 57Before him are Arthur Ashkin, Ademir de Menezes, Jake LaMotta, Cornelius Castoriadis, Yuri Lotman, and Blake Edwards. After him are Toots Thielemans, Carl Reiner, Joan Fuster, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Michel Galabru, and Roger Etchegaray. Among people deceased in 2015, Francesco Rosi ranks 57Before him are René Girard, Val Logsdon Fitch, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Khaled al-Asaad, Cynthia Lennon, and Yevgeny Primakov. After him are Assia Djebar, Fatema Mernissi, Kenzo Ohashi, Louis Jourdan, Marshall Rosenberg, and Setsuko Hara.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesco Rosi ranks 1,109 out of 4,088Before him are Beniamino Gigli (1890), Romano Guardini (1885), Federico Barocci (1535), Adelaide of Austria (1822), Melozzo da Forlì (1438), and Bianca Cappello (1548). After him are Carlo Carrà (1881), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), Andrea Gritti (1455), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), and Carlo Ginzburg (1939).


Among film directors born in Italy, Francesco Rosi ranks 17Before him are Frank Capra (1897), Dario Argento (1940), Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), Ettore Scola (1931), Sergio Corbucci (1926), and Marco Ferreri (1928). After him are Lina Wertmüller (1928), Dino Risi (1916), Lucio Fulci (1927), Mario Bava (1914), Mario Monicelli (1915), and Liliana Cavani (1933).