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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-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 4,517,796 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Jean-Luc Godard is the 17th most popular film director (up from 21st in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from France (up from 199th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Among film directors, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 17 out of 1,581Before him are Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, and Andrei Tarkovsky. After him are Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, and Leni Riefenstahl.

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Among people born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 10Before him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, Helmut Kohl, George Soros, and Pierre Bourdieu. After him are Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, Buzz Aldrin, and Mobutu Sese Seko.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 183 out of 6,011Before him are Pope John XXII (1244), Pope Urban V (1310), François Viète (1540), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Louis de Broglie (1892), and Gérard Depardieu (1948). After him are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Théodore Géricault (1791), Louis VII of France (1120), and Alfred Sisley (1839).


Among film directors born in France, Jean-Luc Godard ranks 2Before him are Roman Polanski (1933). After him are François Truffaut (1932), Georges Méliès (1861), Éric Rohmer (1920), Jacques Tati (1907), William Wyler (1902), Roger Vadim (1928), Claude Chabrol (1930), Luc Besson (1959), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), and Robert Bresson (1901).