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Frank Beyer

1932 - 2006

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Frank Paul Beyer (German: [fʁaŋk ˈbaɪ̯.ɐ] ; 26 May 1932 – 1 October 2006) was a German film director. In East Germany he was one of the most important film directors, working for the state film monopoly DEFA and directed films that dealt mostly with the Nazi era and contemporary East Germany. His film Trace of Stones was banned for 20 years in 1966 by the ruling SED. His 1975 film Jacob the Liar was the only East German film ever nominated for an Academy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Beyer has received more than 65,460 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Frank Beyer is the 1,007th most popular film director (down from 958th in 2019), the 4,140th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,763rd in 2019) and the 51st most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Frank Beyer ranks 1,007 out of 1,581Before him are Štefan Uher, Luis Llosa, Sergey Urusevsky, Larry Cohen, Kjell Grede, and Vladimir Bortko. After him are Jonas Åkerlund, Joe Wright, Lee Tamahori, Busby Berkeley, Byron Haskin, and Bennett Miller.

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Among people born in 1932, Frank Beyer ranks 308Before him are Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, Irma Johansson, Ferenc Sipos, Paul J. Weitz, Lewis Binford, and Peter Blake. After him are Richard Herd, Oliver Nelson, Josef Musil, Lyudvig Chibirov, Joe Engle, and Ben Bova. Among people deceased in 2006, Frank Beyer ranks 227Before him are Konstantin Beskov, Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, Don Knotts, Jaroslav Pelikan, Andrey Petrov, and Don Thompson. After him are William P. Gottlieb, Gösta Löfgren, Miroslav Brozović, Aron Gurevich, Oskar Pastior, and Ruth Brown.

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Among people born in Germany, Frank Beyer ranks 4,140 out of 6,142Before him are Paul Hermann (1646), Eduard Künneke (1885), Jürgen Möllemann (1945), Hermann Kant (1926), Norbert Blüm (1935), and Kurt Biedenkopf (1930). After him are Hieronymous Theodor Richter (1824), Georg Calixtus (1586), Lukas Foss (1922), Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt (1854), Albrecht Berblinger (1770), and Albert Brülls (1937).


Among film directors born in Germany, Frank Beyer ranks 51Before him are Ludwig Berger (1892), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (1973), E. A. Dupont (1891), Helmut Käutner (1908), Curtis Bernhardt (1899), and Helma Sanders-Brahms (1940). After him are Werner Klingler (1903), Helmut Dietl (1944), Herbert Selpin (1904), Kurt Maetzig (1911), Gerhard Lamprecht (1897), and Walter Lassally (1926).