Henri-Georges Clouzot

1907 - 1977

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Henri-Georges Clouzot (French: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒɔʁʒ kluzo]; 20 November 1907 – 12 January 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed The Wages of Fear (1953) and Les Diaboliques (1955), which are critically recognized as among the greatest films of the 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri-Georges Clouzot has received more than 394,441 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Henri-Georges Clouzot is the 142nd most popular film director (up from 158th in 2019), the 990th most popular biography from France (up from 1,046th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Film Director.

Henri-Georges Clouzot is most famous for his film, "The Wages of Fear" (1953). The film is about four men who are hired to transport two trucks of nitroglycerin through treacherous terrain and over a mountain.

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Among film directors, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 142 out of 2,041Before him are Lewis Milestone, Jacques Demy, Volker Schlöndorff, Moustapha Akkad, D. W. Griffith, and Michael Cimino. After him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Max Reinhardt, Alice Guy-Blaché, Jonathan Demme, and Frances Marion.

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Among people born in 1907, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 50Before him are Compay Segundo, Lê Duẩn, Varlam Shalamov, W. H. Auden, Solomon Asch, and Pujie. After him are Barbara Stanwyck, U Nu, Alexander R. Todd, Zarah Leander, Yoshiko Kawashima, and Alfonso, Prince of Asturias. Among people deceased in 1977, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 27Before him are Clarice Lispector, Andreas Baader, Archibald Hill, Howard Hawks, Bing Crosby, and Alexander Luria. After him are Edgar Adrian, Peter Finch, Gudrun Ensslin, Groucho Marx, Sergey Ilyushin, and James Jones.

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Among people born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 990 out of 6,770Before him are Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Philippe Ariès (1914), Germaine of Foix (1488), Étienne Bézout (1730), and Augustin Robespierre (1763). After him are Laurent Blanc (1965), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Charles Nodier (1780), Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802).


Among film directors born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 20Before him are René Clair (1898), Marcel Carné (1906), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), Claude Lelouch (1937), René Clément (1913), and Jacques Demy (1931). After him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Louis Malle (1932), Abel Gance (1889), Jacques Rivette (1928), and Jean Vigo (1905).