Fred Zinnemann

1907 - 1997

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Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing 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 435,789 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Fred Zinnemann is the 90th most popular film director (up from 94th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Poland (up from 131st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Fred Zinnemann ranks 90 out of 1,580. Before him are David Cronenberg, Joel Schumacher, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jim Jarmusch, Oliver Stone, and John Huston. After him are Victor Fleming, Louis Malle, Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, René Clair, and Carlos Saura.

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Among people born in 1907, Fred Zinnemann ranks 26Before him are Robert A. Heinlein, Lin Biao, Horst Wessel, Frank Whittle, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Sister Lúcia. After him are Dora Maar, Hans Selye, Bhagat Singh, Maurice Blanchot, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Daphne du Maurier. Among people deceased in 1997, Fred Zinnemann ranks 24Before him are William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Bảo Đại, Bohumil Hrabal, Isaiah Berlin, and Clyde Tombaugh. After him are Dora Maar, Melvin Calvin, Robert Mitchum, Aldo Rossi, Helenio Herrera, and Willem de Kooning.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Fred Zinnemann ranks 110 out of 1,231. Before him are Casimir Funk (1884), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Kurt Student (1890), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), and Alfred von Tirpitz (1849). After him are Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), Edward Sapir (1884), Angelus Silesius (1624), Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), and Leopold Kronecker (1823).


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), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Jean Epstein (1897), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Robert Wiene (1873), and Jerzy Stuhr (1947).

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