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Fred Zinnemann

1907 - 1997

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Alfred Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian Empire-born American film director. 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 629,111 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Fred Zinnemann is the 90th most popular film director (up from 91st in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Poland (up from 110th in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among film directors, Fred Zinnemann ranks 90 out of 1,581Before him are Alain Resnais, Zhang Yimou, Carlos Saura, Satyajit Ray, René Clair, and Christopher Nolan. After him are Andrzej Żuławski, Wolfgang Petersen, Tony Scott, Kenji Mizoguchi, George A. Romero, and William Hanna.

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Among people born in 1907, Fred Zinnemann ranks 26Before him are Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Whittle, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Hans Selye, Hideki Yukawa, and Horst Wessel. After him are Bhagat Singh, François Duvalier, Sister Lúcia, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Maurice Blanchot, and Daphne du Maurier. Among people deceased in 1997, Fred Zinnemann ranks 26Before him are Sviatoslav Richter, Melvin Calvin, Robert Mitchum, Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bảo Đại. After him are Aldo Rossi, Dora Maar, Burgess Meredith, Chaim Herzog, Willem de Kooning, and Edward Mills Purcell.

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Among people born in Poland, Fred Zinnemann ranks 108 out of 1,454Before him are Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Hanna Reitsch (1912), Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881). After him are Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), Saint Casimir (1458), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Angelus Silesius (1624), and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (1755).


Among film directors born in Poland, Fred Zinnemann ranks 4Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Andrzej Wajda (1926), and Dziga Vertov (1896). After him are Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Robert Wiene (1873), Jean Epstein (1897), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), and Jerzy Hoffman (1932).