Fred Zinnemann

1907 - 1997

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Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-American film director and producer. He won four Academy Awards for directing and producing films in various genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir and play adaptations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Zinnemann has received more than 778,419 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Fred Zinnemann is the 86th most popular film director (up from 90th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Poland (down from 108th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Film Director.

Fred Zinnemann is most famous for directing the Academy Award-winning films, "A Man for All Seasons" and "Julia."

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Page views of Fred Zinnemanns by language

Over the past year Fred Zinnemann has had the most page views in the with 102,863 views, followed by German (31,726), and Italian (17,109). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latvian (383.92%), Piedmontese (127.54%), and Finnish (107.94%)


Among film directors, Fred Zinnemann ranks 86 out of 2,041Before him are Franco Zeffirelli, Costa-Gavras, Dario Argento, Carlos Saura, F. W. Murnau, and Peter Brook. After him are Wolfgang Petersen, Satyajit Ray, Jim Jarmusch, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Richard Attenborough, and William Friedkin.

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Among people born in 1907, Fred Zinnemann ranks 25Before him are Lin Biao, Hideki Yukawa, Robert A. Heinlein, Lars Ahlfors, Yang Shangkun, and Bhagat Singh. After him are John Bowlby, Horst Wessel, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Sister Lúcia, François Duvalier, and Daniel Bovet. Among people deceased in 1997, Fred Zinnemann ranks 22Before him are Roy Lichtenstein, Bohumil Hrabal, Chaim Herzog, Sviatoslav Richter, Hans Eysenck, and William S. Burroughs. After him are Isaiah Berlin, Allen Ginsberg, Bảo Đại, Helenio Herrera, Dodi Fayed, and Burgess Meredith.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Fred Zinnemann ranks 111 out of 1,694Before him are Maria Feodorovna (1759), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Hanna Reitsch (1912), Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), and Alexander Jagiellon (1461). After him are Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Władysław Reymont (1867), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Helena Rubinstein (1872).


Among film directors born in Poland, Fred Zinnemann ranks 5Before him are Andrzej Wajda (1926), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Billy Wilder (1906), and Dziga Vertov (1896). After him are Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Robert Wiene (1873), Jean Epstein (1897), Jerzy Stuhr (1947), and Krzysztof Zanussi (1939).