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Jean Vigo

1905 - 1934

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Jean Vigo (French: [vigo]; 26 April 1905 – 5 October 1934) was a French film director who helped establish poetic realism in film in the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Vigo has received more than 272,748 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jean Vigo is the 156th most popular film director (down from 140th in 2019), the 1,042nd most popular biography from France (down from 977th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Film Director.

Jean Vigo was a French film director and screenwriter. He is most famous for his films "Zéro de Conduite" and "L'Atalante."

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Among film directors, Jean Vigo ranks 156 out of 1,581Before him are Joris Ivens, Robert Wise, Roland Emmerich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Denis Villeneuve, and Ettore Scola. After him are Henri-Georges Clouzot, Max Reinhardt, Sergio Corbucci, Volker Schlöndorff, Guillermo del Toro, and Jacques Rivette.

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Among people born in 1905, Jean Vigo ranks 33Before him are Dalton Trumbo, Franz Ziereis, Marian Rejewski, Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, and Gerard Kuiper. After him are Nevill Francis Mott, Ulf von Euler, George H. Hitchings, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Ivan Serov, and Fred Trump. Among people deceased in 1934, Jean Vigo ranks 27Before him are Alice Liddell, Louis Barthou, Augusto César Sandino, Marinus van der Lubbe, Vlado Chernozemski, and Gustav Ritter von Kahr. After him are Carl von Linde, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Nicholas Marr, Siegbert Tarrasch, Andrei Bely, and William Morris Davis.

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Among people born in France, Jean Vigo ranks 1,042 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), Eugène Scribe (1791), Étienne-Jules Marey (1830), Séraphine Louis (1864), Christian Clavier (1952), and Louise Bourgeois (1911). After him are Jacques Clément (1567), Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346), Robert IV of Sablé (1150), Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778), Adélaïde of France (1732), and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805).


Among film directors born in France, Jean Vigo ranks 23Before him are Marcel Carné (1906), René Clément (1913), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jacques Demy (1931), Abel Gance (1889), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953). After him are Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Jacques Rivette (1928), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), and Frank Darabont (1959).