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Hou Hsiao-hsien

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Hou Hsiao-hsien (Chinese: 侯孝賢; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hâu Hàu-hiân; born 8 April 1947) is a Mainland Chinese-born Taiwanese film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is a leading figure in world cinema and in Taiwan's New Wave cinema movement. He won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1989 for his film A City of Sadness (1989), and the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 for The Assassin (2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hou Hsiao-hsien has received more than 545,406 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hou Hsiao-hsien is the 1,103rd most popular actor (up from 1,133rd in 2019), the 448th most popular biography from China (down from 447th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Chinese Actor.

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  • 550k

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  • 57.36

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  • 28

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  • 4.54

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  • 2.78

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks 1,103 out of 9,996Before him are Téa Leoni, Vinnie Jones, Beau Bridges, Donald O'Connor, Eddie Redmayne, and Sofía Vergara. After him are Clara Bow, Barbara Eden, Tim Allen, Hugh Griffith, Lyudmila Gurchenko, and Nino Manfredi.

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Among people born in 1947, Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks 108Before him are Kathrine Switzer, Marc Bolan, Saskia Sassen, David Byron, Florian Schneider, and Princess Christina of the Netherlands. After him are Jan Garbarek, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ted Danson, Lucas Papademos, Haji Mohammad Chamkani, and Gérard Houllier.

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In China

Among people born in China, Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks 448 out of 1,392Before him are Yao Wenyuan (1931), Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407), Rebiya Kadeer (1946), and Qiu Chuji (1148). After him are Li Yu (1610), Di Yi (-1200), Emperor Shang of Tang (695), Emperor Wu of Song (363), Bo Xilai (1949), and Lei Feng (1940).

Among ACTORS In China

Among actors born in China, Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks 10Before him are Donnie Yen (1963), Gong Li (1965), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Run Run Shaw (1907), and Shih Kien (1913). After him are Zhou Xuan (1920), Joan Chen (1961), Ruan Lingyu (1910), Zhang Ziyi (1979), Ti Lung (1946), and Cheng Pei-pei (1946).

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