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Jean Girault

1924 - 1982

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Jean Girault (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʒiʁo]; 9 May 1924 – 24 July 1982) was a French film director and screenwriter. From 1951 to 1960 he worked as a screenwriter, mainly for comedy films. He made his film debut as a director in 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Girault has received more than 58,873 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jean Girault is the 385th most popular film director (up from 527th in 2019), the 2,141st most popular biography from France (up from 2,723rd in 2019) and the 50th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jean Girault ranks 385 out of 1,581Before him are Sofia Coppola, Robert Benton, Emilio Fernández, Philippe Garrel, Jacques Audiard, and Lotte Reiniger. After him are Marcel Camus, John McTiernan, Sam Wood, Jerzy Hoffman, Yuri Norstein, and Mario Camus.

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Among people born in 1924, Jean Girault ranks 121Before him are Marina Berti, Richard Bull, Paisios of Mount Athos, Dawda Jawara, Gene Deitch, and Daniel Inouye. After him are Khamtai Siphandon, Rikidōzan, E. P. Thompson, Aman Andom, William Auld, and Allan Edwall. Among people deceased in 1982, Jean Girault ranks 85Before him are Ville Ritola, Shiro Teshima, Otto Hofmann, Gara Garayev, Kristján Eldjárn, and Wifredo Lam. After him are Marcel Camus, Randy Rhoads, Isa Miranda, Djuna Barnes, Georg Konrad Morgen, and Harold Sakata.

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Among people born in France, Jean Girault ranks 2,141 out of 6,011Before him are Guibert of Nogent (1055), Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755), Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725), Roger Peyrefitte (1907), Jacques Audiard (1952), and Henry II, Duke of Guise (1614). After him are Ivo of Chartres (1040), Jean Françaix (1912), Maria of Navarre (1326), Alexandre Guilmant (1837), Amalric of Bena (1150), and François Laurent d'Arlandes (1742).


Among film directors born in France, Jean Girault ranks 50Before him are Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946), Louis Delluc (1890), Jacques Tourneur (1904), Jacques Copeau (1879), Philippe Garrel (1948), and Jacques Audiard (1952). After him are Marcel Camus (1912), Claude Zidi (1934), Maurice Pialat (1925), Alexandre Astruc (1923), Bertrand Blier (1939), and Claire Denis (1946).