Hiroshi Teshigahara

1927 - 2001

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Hiroshi Teshigahara (勅使河原 宏, Teshigahara Hiroshi, January 28, 1927 – April 14, 2001) was a Japanese avant-garde filmmaker and artist from the Japanese New Wave era. He is best known for the 1964 film Woman in the Dunes. He is also known for directing other titles such as The Face of Another (1966), Natsu No Heitai (Summer Soldiers, 1972), and Pitfall (1962) which was Teshigahara's directorial debut. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hiroshi Teshigahara has received more than 246,518 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hiroshi Teshigahara is the 462nd most popular film director (up from 464th in 2019), the 702nd most popular biography from Japan (down from 676th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Japanese Film Director.

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Over the past year Hiroshi Teshigahara has had the most page views in the with 34,173 views, followed by Japanese (31,012), and Russian (5,363). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Spanish (48.47%), Catalan (35.87%), and Indonesian (32.74%)


Among film directors, Hiroshi Teshigahara ranks 462 out of 2,041Before him are Jacques Deray, Delbert Mann, Glauber Rocha, Lung Chien, John Lasseter, and Yoshiyuki Tomino. After him are Nadine Trintignant, Tom Holland, Patricio Guzmán, Mauro Bolognini, André Cayatte, and Mauritz Stiller.

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Among people born in 1927, Hiroshi Teshigahara ranks 132Before him are Al Martino, Josy Barthel, Ken Russell, Mirtha Legrand, Bernard Vukas, and Roy Chiao. After him are Ahmad Jannati, Joe Turkel, Vladimir Ilyushin, Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Gordon Cooper, and L. K. Advani. Among people deceased in 2001, Hiroshi Teshigahara ranks 89Before him are Jason Miller, William P. Rogers, Tamara Smirnova, Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Indro Montanelli, and Margaret Scriven. After him are Mauro Bolognini, Kristina Söderbaum, Mortimer J. Adler, Renato Carosone, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, and Alexey Maresyev.

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Among people born in Japan, Hiroshi Teshigahara ranks 702 out of 6,245Before him are Naoko Takeuchi (1967), Shō Shin (1465), Takako Shimazu (1939), Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941), Keisai Eisen (1790), and Prince Morikuni (1301). After him are Yoshinobu Ishii (1939), Setsu Sawagata (null), Norio Yoshimizu (1946), Ueda Akinari (1734), Ashikaga Yoshihisa (1465), and Shinichi Suzuki (1898).


Among film directors born in Japan, Hiroshi Teshigahara ranks 23Before him are Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Ishirō Honda (1911), Kaneto Shindo (1912), Kon Ichikawa (1915), Takashi Miike (1960), and Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941). After him are Hiroshi Inagaki (1905), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1955), Seijun Suzuki (1923), Gorō Miyazaki (1967), Osamu Dezaki (1943), and Rintaro (1941).