Karel Zeman

1910 - 1989

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Karel Zeman (3 November 1910 – 5 April 1989) was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel Zeman has received more than 144,333 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Karel Zeman is the 279th most popular film director (down from 256th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 55th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Czech Film Director.

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Among film directors, Karel Zeman ranks 279 out of 1,580Before him are Stanley Donen, Germaine Dulac, Michael Bay, Darren Aronofsky, Tengiz Abuladze, and Leonid Gaidai. After him are George Miller, Rouben Mamoulian, Mikhail Kalatozov, Nanni Moretti, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Anatole Litvak.

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Among people born in 1910, Karel Zeman ranks 65Before him are Francisco Varallo, Tancredo Neves, A. J. Ayer, Shunichi Kumai, Tjalling Koopmans, and Carmine Coppola. After him are Remo Giazotto, Sergey Gorshkov, Farid al-Atrash, Dorothy Vaughan, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, and Johan Ferrier. Among people deceased in 1989, Karel Zeman ranks 69Before him are Ahmadou Ahidjo, Pérez Prado, Gaetano Scirea, Uichiro Hatta, R. D. Laing, and Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev. After him are Bernard Blier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kazimierz Deyna, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Arseny Tarkovsky, and James Bond.

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Among people born in Czechia, Karel Zeman ranks 184 out of 839Before him are Otto Kittel (1917), Clement Mary Hofbauer (1751), Antonín Puč (1907), Josef Koudelka (1938), Ivo Viktor (1942), and Julius von Payer (1841). After him are Eduard Bloch (1872), Wenceslaus Hollar (1607), Jan Koller (1973), František Palacký (1798), Jiří Trnka (1912), and Josef Čapek (1887).


Among film directors born in Czechia, Karel Zeman ranks 6Before him are Miloš Forman (1932), Jan Švankmajer (1934), Jiří Menzel (1938), G. W. Pabst (1885), and Věra Chytilová (1929). After him are Jiří Trnka (1912), Karel Reisz (1926), Václav Vorlíček (1930), Otakar Vávra (1911), Karl Freund (1890), and Ivan Passer (1933).