Karel Reisz

1926 - 2002

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Karel Reisz (21 July 1926 – 25 November 2002) was a Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post-World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in British cinema during the 1950s and 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel Reisz has received more than 282,821 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Karel Reisz is the 418th most popular film director (down from 315th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 140th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Czech Film Director.

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Among film directors, Karel Reisz ranks 418 out of 1,580Before him are Ted Kotcheff, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Susanne Bier, Clarence Brown, Yoji Yamada, and John Badham. After him are René Laloux, Sam Wood, Paul Schrader, Ernst Marischka, Umberto Lenzi, and Renny Harlin.

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Among people born in 1926, Karel Reisz ranks 150Before him are Teddy Scholten, Jimmy Savile, Mark Taimanov, Marie-Claire Alain, Anne McCaffrey, and Jeffrey Hunter. After him are Marcello Abbado, Wolfgang Iser, Vicente Aranda, Paul Baran, Claudio Villa, and Genrich Altshuller. Among people deceased in 2002, Karel Reisz ranks 91Before him are Lionel Hampton, Ruth Handler, Agatha Barbara, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Spyros Kyprianou, and Uziel Gal. After him are Victor Weisskopf, Michail Stasinopoulos, Joseph Bonanno, Thomas Gordon, Waylon Jennings, and Jacques Massu.

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Among people born in Czechia, Karel Reisz ranks 250 out of 839Before him are Anton Schindler (1795), Joseph Škoda (1805), Vladimír Menšík (1929), Jan Mukařovský (1891), Leo Fall (1873), and Emil Orlík (1870). After him are Jan Kodeš (1946), Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia (1035), Karel Hynek Mácha (1810), Helena Vondráčková (1947), Svatopluk, Duke of Bohemia (1100), and Anne of Bavaria (1329).


Among film directors born in Czechia, Karel Reisz ranks 8Before him are Jan Švankmajer (1934), Jiří Menzel (1938), G. W. Pabst (1885), Věra Chytilová (1929), Karel Zeman (1910), and Jiří Trnka (1912). After him are Václav Vorlíček (1930), Otakar Vávra (1911), Karl Freund (1890), Ivan Passer (1933), Karel Lamač (1897), and Elmar Klos (1910).