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 and Les Diaboliques, 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 268,891 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Henri-Georges Clouzot is the 144th most popular film director (down from 139th in 2019), the 1,004th most popular biography from France (down from 962nd in 2019) and the 21st 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 144 out of 1,580Before him are Peter Greenaway, Jacques Rivette, Jean Vigo, Jan Švankmajer, Max Reinhardt, and James Ivory. After him are Gene Deitch, Lasse Hallström, Marcel Carné, Andrei Konchalovsky, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Don Siegel.

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Among people born in 1907, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 46Before him are Erich Mielke, Giovanna of Italy, Barbara Stanwyck, Daniel Bovet, Zarah Leander, and W. H. Auden. After him are Varlam Shalamov, H. L. A. Hart, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Lê Duẩn, Ray Milland, and Pujie. Among people deceased in 1977, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 30Before him are Ali Shariati, Peter Finch, Andreas Baader, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Groucho Marx, and James Jones. After him are Gudrun Ensslin, Sergey Ilyushin, Naum Gabo, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Archibald Hill, and John Dickson Carr.

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Among people born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 1,004 out of 5,234Before him are Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156), Pierre André Latreille (1762), Gaston Maspero (1846), Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187), Madame de Brinvilliers (1630), and Gabriel Lamé (1795). After him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz (1936), Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611), Nicolas Chamfort (1741), Edmond Becquerel (1820), and Marcel Carné (1906).


Among film directors born in France, Henri-Georges Clouzot ranks 21Before him are René Clair (1898), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), René Clément (1913), Jacques Rivette (1928), and Jean Vigo (1905). After him are Marcel Carné (1906), Jacques Demy (1931), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Abel Gance (1889), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), and Alice Guy-Blaché (1873).