Henri Verneuil

1920 - 2002

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Henri Verneuil (French: [ɑ̃ʁi vɛʁnœj]; born Ashot Malakian; 15 October 1920 – 11 January 2002) was a French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, who made a successful career in France. He was nominated for Oscar and Palme d'Or awards, and won Locarno International Film Festival, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, French Legion of Honor, Golden Globe Award, French National Academy of Cinema and Honorary Cesar awards. According to one obituary: For exactly 40 years, the prolific Verneuil made movies as mainstream and commercial as any to be found in America or Britain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Verneuil has received more than 134,428 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Henri Verneuil is the 266th most popular film director (up from 284th in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 498th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Henri Verneuil ranks 266 out of 1,580Before him are Jerome Robbins, Gillo Pontecorvo, John Frankenheimer, Patrice Chéreau, William Kennedy Dickson, and Marco Bellocchio. After him are Carol Reed, Jim Henson, Robert Benton, James L. Brooks, Guy Hamilton, and William A. Wellman.

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Among people born in 1920, Henri Verneuil ranks 93Before him are Georg Ots, Albert Memmi, Nobuyuki Kato, Mehdi Ben Barka, Constanze Manziarly, and Ricardo Montalbán. After him are Peggy Lee, George Porter, Vilém Flusser, Väinö Linna, Tonino Guerra, and Karl Albrecht. Among people deceased in 2002, Henri Verneuil ranks 58Before him are Erwin Chargaff, Lilian, Princess of Réthy, Sigvard Bernadotte, George Roy Hill, John Frankenheimer, and Mauro Ramos. After him are Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Peggy Lee, George Porter, Kim Hunter, John Entwistle, and Velibor Vasović.

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Among people born in Turkey, Henri Verneuil ranks 484 out of 1,128Before him are Sisygambis (-301), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Joscelin III, Count of Edessa (1135), Jovan Vladimir (990), Nicholas Mystikos (852), and Theodore Metochites (1270). After him are Bülent Ersoy (1952), Piri Mehmed Pasha (1458), George Kedrenos (1100), Cüneyt Arkın (1937), Stratonice of Syria (-317), and Diogenes of Oenoanda (200).


Among film directors born in Turkey, Henri Verneuil ranks 3Before him are Elia Kazan (1909) and Yılmaz Güney (1937). After him are Nuri Bilge Ceylan (1959), Ferzan Özpetek (1959), Yılmaz Erdoğan (1967), Semih Kaplanoğlu (1963), Yeşim Ustaoğlu (1960), and Deniz Gamze Ergüven (1978).