Jacques Rivette

1928 - 2016

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Jacques Rivette (French: [ʒak ʁivɛt]; 1 March 1928 – 29 January 2016) was a French film director and film critic most commonly associated with the French New Wave and the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. He made twenty-nine films, including L'amour fou (1969), Out 1 (1971), Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), and La Belle Noiseuse (1991). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Rivette has received more than 451,181 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Jacques Rivette is the 139th most popular film director (down from 127th in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from France (down from 926th in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Film Director.

Jacques Rivette is most famous for being a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement.

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Among film directors, Jacques Rivette ranks 139 out of 1,580Before him are René Clément, D. W. Griffith, Ettore Scola, Michael Moore, Josef von Sternberg, and Peter Greenaway. After him are Jean Vigo, Jan Švankmajer, Max Reinhardt, James Ivory, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Gene Deitch.

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Among people born in 1928, Jacques Rivette ranks 49Before him are Carlos Fuentes, Kim Yong-nam, Maya Angelou, Manfred Gerlach, Jim Lovell, and Manfred Rommel. After him are James Ivory, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Francesco Cossiga, Karlheinz Böhm, Desmond Morris, and Reynaldo Bignone. Among people deceased in 2016, Jacques Rivette ranks 50Before him are George Gaynes, Michael Cimino, Ray Tomlinson, Ettore Scola, James Cronin, and Harry Kroto. After him are Michèle Morgan, Junko Tabei, Reinhard Selten, Yasuo Takamori, Esma Redžepova, and Patricio Aylwin.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Rivette ranks 979 out of 5,234Before him are Pauline Viardot (1821), Edgar Morin (1921), Carolus Clusius (1525), Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (1145), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), and Henry I of Navarre (1244). After him are Jean Vigo (1905), Jean Bart (1650), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Suzanne Lenglen (1899), Pierre Schaeffer (1910), and Odo the Great (650).


Among film directors born in France, Jacques Rivette ranks 19Before him are Louis Malle (1932), Robert Bresson (1901), René Clair (1898), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), and René Clément (1913). After him are Jean Vigo (1905), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Marcel Carné (1906), Jacques Demy (1931), Claude Lanzmann (1925), and Abel Gance (1889).