Gabriel Axel

1918 - 2014

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Axel Gabriel Erik Mørch better known as Gabriel Axel (18 April 1918 – 9 February 2014) was a Danish film director, actor, writer and producer, best known for Babette's Feast (1987), which he wrote and directed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel Axel has received more than 73,911 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Gabriel Axel is the 259th most popular film director (up from 261st in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 155th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Danish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Gabriel Axel ranks 259 out of 1,580Before him are Douglas Sirk, Julien Duvivier, Jacques Becker, Bertrand Tavernier, Joe D'Amato, and George Roy Hill. After him are Jerome Robbins, Gillo Pontecorvo, John Frankenheimer, Patrice Chéreau, William Kennedy Dickson, and Marco Bellocchio.

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Among people born in 1918, Gabriel Axel ranks 69Before him are Derek Barton, Arthur Kornberg, Paul D. Boyer, Jean-Marie Loret, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, and Yigal Allon. After him are Kakuei Tanaka, Jerome Robbins, Kevin A. Lynch, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, B. K. S. Iyengar, and João Figueiredo. Among people deceased in 2014, Gabriel Axel ranks 77Before him are David Easton, Harold Ramis, Alicia Rhett, Vujadin Boškov, Vladimir Beara, and Joan Rivers. After him are Jean-Luc Dehaene, Billy Milligan, Serge Moscovici, B. K. S. Iyengar, Run Run Shaw, and Alice Herz-Sommer.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Gabriel Axel ranks 149 out of 783Before him are Carl Bloch (1834), Erik Pontoppidan (1698), Princess Charlotte of Denmark (1789), Ulrich Salchow (1877), Piet Hein (1905), and Morten Olsen (1949). After him are Brigitte Nielsen (1963), John Louis Emil Dreyer (1852), Verner Panton (1926), Theophil Hansen (1813), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), and Thyra (800).


Among film directors born in Denmark, Gabriel Axel ranks 4Before him are Lars von Trier (1956), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), and Bille August (1948). After him are Susanne Bier (1960), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Erik Balling (1924), Henning Carlsen (1927), Urban Gad (1879), Jørgen Leth (1937), Nicolas Winding Refn (1970), and Benjamin Christensen (1879).