Giuseppe De Santis

1917 - 1997

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Giuseppe De Santis (11 February 1917 – 16 May 1997) was an Italian film director. One of the most idealistic neorealist filmmakers of the 1940s and 1950s, he wrote and directed films punctuated by ardent cries for social reform. He was the brother of Italian cinematographer Pasqualino De Santis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe De Santis has received more than 54,555 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Giuseppe De Santis is the 321st most popular film director (up from 331st in 2019), the 1,716th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,747th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Giuseppe De Santis ranks 321 out of 1,580Before him are Anthony Minghella, Alexander Sokurov, Mervyn LeRoy, Jacques Copeau, Philippe de Broca, and John Boorman. After him are Kon Ichikawa, Mikio Naruse, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, Dušan Makavejev, and Ray Harryhausen.

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Among people born in 1917, Giuseppe De Santis ranks 99Before him are Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, Jean Rouch, Alparslan Türkeş, Suzy Delair, and Zhang Chunqiao. After him are Vasily Petrov, Luis Carniglia, Charlotte Salomon, Nikolai Ogarkov, Erich Rudorffer, and Jânio Quadros. Among people deceased in 1997, Giuseppe De Santis ranks 81Before him are Alparslan Türkeş, Manfred von Ardenne, Bo Widerberg, François Furet, Ernst Wilimowski, and Stig Anderson. After him are Walter Gotell, Gunpei Yokoi, Samuel Fuller, Michael Hutchence, Edward Mulhare, and Andrew Cunanan.

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Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe De Santis ranks 1,716 out of 4,088Before him are Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1851), Girolamo Riario (1443), Felice Romani (1788), Serge Reggiani (1922), Gianluca Vialli (1964), and Julius Firmicus Maternus (400). After him are Leopold, Prince of Salerno (1790), Tatiana of Rome (200), Francesco III Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1533), Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1727), Louis, King of Sicily (1338), and Gaius Julius Solinus (400).


Among film directors born in Italy, Giuseppe De Santis ranks 30Before him are Damiano Damiani (1922), Joe D'Amato (1936), Gillo Pontecorvo (1919), Marco Bellocchio (1939), Nanni Moretti (1953), and Ruggero Deodato (1939). After him are Ermanno Olmi (1931), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Luigi Comencini (1916), Valerio Zurlini (1926), Alberto Lattuada (1914), and Umberto Lenzi (1931).