Kon Ichikawa

1915 - 2008

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Kon Ichikawa (市川 崑, Ichikawa Kon, 20 November 1915 – 13 February 2008) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His work displays a vast range in genre and style, from the anti-war films The Burmese Harp (1956) and Fires on the Plain (1959), to the documentary Tokyo Olympiad (1965), which won two BAFTA Film Awards, and the 19th-century revenge drama An Actor's Revenge (1963). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kon Ichikawa has received more than 205,725 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Kon Ichikawa is the 427th most popular film director (down from 322nd in 2019), the 645th most popular biography from Japan (down from 494th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Kon Ichikawa ranks 427 out of 1,581Before him are Georges Lautner, Alberto Lattuada, Mike Leigh, Kira Muratova, Édouard Molinaro, and Denys Arcand. After him are Anton Corbijn, Alexander Sokurov, Curtis Hanson, Edward Yang, Jacques Doillon, and Yoshiyuki Tomino.

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Among people born in 1915, Kon Ichikawa ranks 85Before him are Georgy Sviridov, Kiyosi Itô, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Edmond O'Brien, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Arsenio Erico. After him are Carmen Herrera, Gretl Braun, Nguyễn Văn Linh, John Vorster, Richard Hamming, and Lorne Greene. Among people deceased in 2008, Kon Ichikawa ranks 95Before him are Kiyosi Itô, Michael DeBakey, Bernardin Gantin, Charles Tilly, Mitch Mitchell, and Suzanne Pleshette. After him are David Ausubel, Nouhak Phoumsavanh, John Phillip Law, Dee Dee Warwick, Ove Andersson, and Leyla Gencer.

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Among people born in Japan, Kon Ichikawa ranks 645 out of 6,048Before him are Sen Katayama (1859), Victoria Principal (1950), Prince Kan'in Kotohito (1865), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Takeo Takagi (1892), and Chiang Wei-kuo (1916). After him are Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), George Ohsawa (1893), Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941), and Hosokawa Gracia (1563).


Among film directors born in Japan, Kon Ichikawa ranks 21Before him are Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Makoto Shinkai (1973), Mamoru Oshii (1951), Kaneto Shindo (1912), Hirokazu Kore-eda (1962), and Hiroshi Inagaki (1905). After him are Yoshiyuki Tomino (1941), Takashi Miike (1960), Hiroshi Teshigahara (1927), Seijun Suzuki (1923), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (1955), and Mamoru Hosoda (1967).