Jean-Luc Godard

1930 - Today

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (UK: GOD-ar, US: goh-DAR; French: [ʒɑ̃ lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement, and is arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era. According to AllMovie, his work "revolutionized the motion picture form" through its experimentation with narrative, continuity, sound, and camerawork. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Luc Godard has received more than 2,477,079 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 16 out of 1,305Before him are Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, and Luchino Visconti. After him are Leni Riefenstahl, Martin Scorsese, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, and Georges Méliès.

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Among people born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 9Before him are Sean Connery, George Soros, Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Buzz Aldrin, Hafez al-Assad, and Steve McQueen.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 170 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Bodin (1530), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Jacques Chirac (1932), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), and Louis Bonaparte (1778). After him are Petronius (27), Pope Urban VI (1318), Erik Satie (1866), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and Saint Roch (1295).


Among film directors born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 2Before him are Roman Polanski (1933). After him are Georges Méliès (1861), François Truffaut (1932), Jacques Tati (1907), Claude Chabrol (1930), Roger Vadim (1928), Alain Resnais (1922), William Wyler (1902), Éric Rohmer (1920), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943).

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