Franco Zeffirelli

1923 - 2019

Franco Zeffirelli

Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli (12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019), commonly known as Franco Zeffirelli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko dzeffiˈrɛlli]), was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator from 1994 until 2001 for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. Some of his operatic designs and productions have become worldwide classics.He was also known for several of the movies he directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Zeffirelli has received more than 994,551 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Franco Zeffirelli ranks 32 out of 1,305Before him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, George Lucas, John Ford, Agnès Varda, and Quentin Tarantino. After him are David Lynch, Andrzej Wajda, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Billy Wilder.

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Among people born in 1923, Franco Zeffirelli ranks 10Before him are Shimon Peres, Idi Amin, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Wisława Szymborska, Charlton Heston, and Heydar Aliyev. After him are Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Irma Grese, and Nadine Gordimer. Among people deceased in 2019, Franco Zeffirelli ranks 10Before him are Bruno Ganz, Beji Caid Essebsi, I. M. Pei, Doris Day, Agnès Varda, and João Gilberto. After him are Bibi Andersson, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Mohamed Morsi, Murray Gell-Mann, John Robert Schrieffer, and Michel Legrand.

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Among people born in Italy, Franco Zeffirelli ranks 319 out of 3,282Before him are Dario Fo (1926), Pope Paschal II (1050), Antonio Canova (1757), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Pope Innocent I (378), and Pope Benedict IX (1012). After him are Pope Siricius (334), Pope Benedict I (525), Simone Martini (1284), Renzo Piano (1937), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), and Pope Gregory VI (1000).


Among film directors born in Italy, Franco Zeffirelli ranks 7Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Sergio Leone (1929), Luchino Visconti (1906), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), and Bernardo Bertolucci (1941). After him are Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Frank Capra (1897), Dario Argento (1940), and Ettore Scola (1931).

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