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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 356,369 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Henri-Georges Clouzot is the 157th most popular film director (down from 144th in 2019), the 1,049th most popular biography from France (down from 1,001st in 2019) and the 24th 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 157 out of 1,581Before him are Robert Wise, Roland Emmerich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Denis Villeneuve, Ettore Scola, and Jean Vigo. After him are Max Reinhardt, Sergio Corbucci, Volker Schlöndorff, Guillermo del Toro, Jacques Rivette, and Nagisa Oshima.

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Among people born in 1907, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 47Before him are Daniel Bovet, Barbara Stanwyck, Pujie, Lucien Laurent, Varlam Shalamov, and Lee Miller. After him are H. L. A. Hart, Roman Shukhevych, Lê Duẩn, Zarah Leander, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and Yoshiko Kawashima. Among people deceased in 1977, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 31Before him are Groucho Marx, Andreas Baader, Edgar Adrian, Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, and Ali Shariati. After him are James Jones, Naum Gabo, Gudrun Ensslin, Sergey Ilyushin, Archibald Hill, and Peter Finch.

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Among people born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 1,049 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Clément (1567), Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346), Robert IV of Sablé (1150), Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778), Adélaïde of France (1732), and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805). After him are Marion Cotillard (1975), Bertran de Born (1140), Henriette of France (1727), William X, Duke of Aquitaine (1099), Alain Touraine (1925), and Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736).


Among film directors born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 24Before him are René Clément (1913), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jacques Demy (1931), Abel Gance (1889), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), and Jean Vigo (1905). After him are Jacques Rivette (1928), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Frank Darabont (1959), and Chris Marker (1921).