Jean-Luc Godard

1930 - 2022

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Jean-Luc Godard (UK: GOD-ar, US: goh-DAR; French: [ʒɑ̃ lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; 3 December 1930 – 13 September 2022) was a French and Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement of the 1960s, alongside such filmmakers as François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Demy. He was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Luc Godard has received more than 5,139,547 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Jean-Luc Godard is the 21st most popular film director (down from 17th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from France (down from 183rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Film Director.

Jean-Luc Godard is most famous for his innovative and influential filmmaking style, which includes the use of jump cuts, hand-held cameras, and natural lighting.

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Over the past year Jean-Luc Godard has had the most page views in the with 544,047 views, followed by French (221,129), and Japanese (111,057). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Volapük (107.45%), Irish (84.21%), and Ido (69.53%)


Among film directors, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 21 out of 2,041Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky, Leni Riefenstahl, Wim Wenders, Luchino Visconti, François Truffaut, and Sergio Leone. After him are Pedro Almodóvar, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnès Varda, Georges Méliès, and Michelangelo Antonioni.

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Among people born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 12Before him are Helmut Kohl, Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, George Soros, Jacques Derrida, and Ray Charles. After him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Hafez al-Assad, Baudouin of Belgium, Steve McQueen, Buzz Aldrin, and Salvatore Riina. Among people deceased in 2022, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth II, Pelé, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pope Benedict XVI, and Jiang Zemin. After him are Vangelis, Shinzō Abe, Luc Montagnier, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 207 out of 6,770Before him are Charles the Bold (1433), François Truffaut (1932), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), and Jean Marais (1913). After him are Roland Barthes (1915), Margaret of Valois (1553), Charles IV of France (1294), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), and Pope Clement IV (1190).


Among film directors born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 3Before him are Roman Polanski (1933), and François Truffaut (1932). After him are Georges Méliès (1861), Roger Vadim (1928), Luc Besson (1959), Jacques Tati (1907), Claude Chabrol (1930), Éric Rohmer (1920), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Alain Resnais (1922), and William Wyler (1902).