Frank Beyer

1932 - 2006

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Frank Paul Beyer (German: [fʁaŋk ˈbaɪ̯.ɐ] (listen); 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 50,814 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Frank Beyer is the 958th most popular film director (down from 809th in 2019), the 3,765th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,844th in 2019) and the 51st most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Frank Beyer ranks 958 out of 1,580Before him are Ringo Lam, Régis Wargnier, Nick Park, Károly Makk, Danis Tanović, and Wesley Ruggles. After him are Robert Guédiguian, Tay Garnett, Pierre Tchernia, Armand Gatti, Kim Jee-woon, and Astrid Henning-Jensen.

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Among people born in 1932, Frank Beyer ranks 303Before him are Gavril Dejeu, K. C. Jones, Lodewijk van den Berg, Pauline Oliveros, Antonio Suárez, and Sígfrid Gràcia. After him are Maria Itkina, Leonid Spirin, Katy Bødtger, Neil Bartlett, Policarpo Paz García, and Hans Apel. Among people deceased in 2006, Frank Beyer ranks 222Before him are Darry Cowl, Maxi Herber, Eugène Martin, Ruth Brown, Zsuzsa Körmöczy, and Said Mohamed Djohar. After him are Peter Osgood, Barnard Hughes, György Faludy, Gösta Löfgren, Kenneth Lay, and Jeane Kirkpatrick.

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Among people born in Germany, Frank Beyer ranks 3,765 out of 5,289Before him are Ulrich Plenzdorf (1934), Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1627), Markus Söder (1967), Dorothea Köring (1880), Alfred Kelbassa (1925), and Hermann Pilnik (1914). After him are Max Noether (1921), Martin Bangemann (1934), Heinz Kubsch (1930), Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg (1839), Heinrich von Gagern (1799), and Rolf Singer (1906).


Among film directors born in Germany, Frank Beyer ranks 51Before him are Konrad Wolf (1925), Ludwig Berger (1892), Kurt Maetzig (1911), Gerhard Lamprecht (1897), Herbert Selpin (1904), and E. A. Dupont (1891). After him are Christian Petzold (1960), Helmut Dietl (1944), Walter Lassally (1926), Dennis Gansel (1973), Egon Günther (1927), and Christoph Schlingensief (1960).