Jia Zhangke

1970 - Today

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke (born 24 May 1970) is a Chinese film director and screenwriter. He is generally regarded as a leading figure of the "Sixth Generation" movement of Chinese cinema, a group that also includes such figures as Wang Xiaoshuai, Lou Ye, Wang Quan'an and Zhang Yuan.Jia's early films, a loose trilogy based in his home province of Shanxi, were made outside of China's state-run film bureaucracy, and therefore are considered "underground" films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jia Zhangke has received more than 364,581 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 880th most popular film director.

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  • 20

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  • 5.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Jia Zhangke ranks 881 out of 1,305Before him are James Foley, Tay Garnett, Jonathan Nolan, Joe May, Laurent Cantet, and Cameron Crowe. After him are Gregory La Cava, Mario Van Peebles, Charles Jarrott, Pavel Lungin, Helmut Dietl, and Sergio Amidei.

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Among people born in 1970, Jia Zhangke ranks 128Before him are Luis Miguel, Kevin Sussman, Julián Gil, Gianluca Pessotto, Maribel Verdú, and Bobby Cannavale. After him are Oded Fehr, Gabrielle Anwar, Louis Koo, Daniela Peštová, Ken Leung, and Peter Tägtgren.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jia Zhangke ranks 659 out of 921Before him are Zhao Wei (1976), Taylor Wang (1940), Paul Shan Kuo-hsi (1924), Wu'erkaixi (1968), Leon Lai (1966), and Zhou Xun (1974). After him are Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), Lisa Lu (1927), Li Changchun (1944), Ching Siu-tung (1953), John Hersey (1914), and Kris Wu (1990).


Among film directors born in China, Jia Zhangke ranks 11Before him are Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Lo Wei (1918), Chen Kaige (1952), Edward Yang (1947), Ann Hui (1947), and James Wong Howe (1899). After him are Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952).

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