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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 566,075 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jacques Rivette is the 162nd most popular film director (down from 139th in 2019), the 1,068th most popular biography from France (down from 976th in 2019) and the 25th 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 162 out of 1,581Before him are Jean Vigo, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Max Reinhardt, Sergio Corbucci, Volker Schlöndorff, and Guillermo del Toro. After him are Nagisa Oshima, William Friedkin, Masaki Kobayashi, Alexander Dovzhenko, Jonathan Demme, and Kathryn Bigelow.

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Among people born in 1928, Jacques Rivette ranks 54Before him are Li Ka-shing, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Herbert Kroemer, Francesco Cossiga, Vera Rubin, and Arnold Rüütel. After him are Pat Hitchcock, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kåre Willoch, Karlheinz Böhm, Capucine, and Adam West. Among people deceased in 2016, Jacques Rivette ranks 56Before him are Michel Galabru, Vera Rubin, Ettore Scola, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Michèle Morgan. After him are Harry Kroto, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Viktor Korchnoi, Esma Redžepova, Patricio Aylwin, and Vesna Vulović.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Rivette ranks 1,068 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Maurras (1868), Louis-Jules Trochu (1815), Jean de Dunois (1402), Michèle Morgan (1920), Arnulf of Metz (582), and Madame de La Fayette (1634). After him are François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Lucile Randon (1904), La Hire (1390), Henry, Count of Portugal (1066), and Georges Bernanos (1888).


Among film directors born in France, Jacques Rivette ranks 25Before him are Claude Lelouch (1937), Jacques Demy (1931), Abel Gance (1889), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Jean Vigo (1905), and Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907). After him are Claude Lanzmann (1925), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Frank Darabont (1959), Chris Marker (1921), and Julien Duvivier (1896).