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Jacques Demy

1931 - 1990

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Jacques Demy (French: [ʒak dəmi]; 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared at the height of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are celebrated for their visual style, which drew upon diverse sources such as classic Hollywood musicals, the plein-air realism of his French New Wave colleagues, fairy tales, jazz, Japanese manga, and the opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Demy has received more than 681,930 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jacques Demy is the 142nd most popular film director (up from 153rd in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from France (up from 1,031st in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Film Director.

Jacques Demy is most famous for his musical films, including The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort.

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Among film directors, Jacques Demy ranks 142 out of 1,581Before him are Andrei Konchalovsky, Kim Ki-duk, Josef von Sternberg, Joel Schumacher, Lasse Hallström, and Blake Edwards. After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Wong Kar-wai, Victor Sjöström, Abel Gance, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Jan Švankmajer.

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Among people born in 1931, Jacques Demy ranks 52Before him are Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, Faten Hamama, David Lee, Richard Rorty, and Nawal El Saadawi. After him are Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Sofia Gubaidulina, Stanislav Grof, Ronald Dworkin, Ettore Scola, and Riccardo Giacconi. Among people deceased in 1990, Jacques Demy ranks 28Before him are Robert Hofstadter, Boris Shcherbina, Lawrence Durrell, Ilya Frank, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sandro Pertini. After him are Bruno Bettelheim, Sergio Corbucci, Luigi Nono, Bruno Kreisky, Capucine, and Edward A. Murphy Jr..

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Among people born in France, Jacques Demy ranks 995 out of 6,011Before him are Eleanor of Provence (1223), Michel Rolle (1652), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), Theodore Beza (1519), Jean-Pierre Léaud (1944), and Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156). After him are Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Annie Ernaux (1940), Jean-Baptiste Bessières (1768), Jean Rochefort (1930), Claude Cahun (1894), and Robert I, Count of Artois (1216).


Among film directors born in France, Jacques Demy ranks 20Before him are René Clair (1898), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), Louis Malle (1932), Marcel Carné (1906), René Clément (1913), and Claude Lelouch (1937). After him are Abel Gance (1889), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Jean Vigo (1905), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Jacques Rivette (1928), and Claude Lanzmann (1925).