FILM DIRECTOR

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. 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 162,480 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kon Ichikawa is the 322nd most popular film director (up from 400th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from Japan (up from 623rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Japanese Film Director.

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Kon Ichikawa ranks 322 out of 1,580Before him are Alexander Sokurov, Mervyn LeRoy, Jacques Copeau, Philippe de Broca, John Boorman, and Giuseppe De Santis. After him are Mikio Naruse, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, Dušan Makavejev, Ray Harryhausen, and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1915, Kon Ichikawa ranks 71Before him are Shogo Kamo, Takeshi Kamo, Peter Medawar, Thomas Merton, Abba Eban, and Jacques Chaban-Delmas. After him are Hanns Martin Schleyer, J. C. R. Licklider, Liisi Oterma, Tadeusz Kantor, Ross Macdonald, and Geraldine of Albania. Among people deceased in 2008, Kon Ichikawa ranks 77Before him are Rajko Mitić, Cyd Charisse, Joseph M. Juran, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, and Anthony Minghella. After him are Bettie Page, Bernardin Gantin, Eva Dahlbeck, Nouhak Phoumsavanh, Henri Salvador, and Suzanne Pleshette.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kon Ichikawa ranks 494 out of 5,560Before him are Masaaki Hatsumi (1931), Ii Naomasa (1561), Hirokazu Kanazawa (1931), Sachi Kagawa (null), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), and Shizuo Miyama (null). After him are Tsuguharu Foujita (1886), Shintaro Ishihara (1932), Mikio Naruse (1905), Takeo Kurita (1889), Isao Tomita (1932), and Emperor Chōkei (1343).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Japan

Among film directors born in Japan, Kon Ichikawa ranks 13Before him are Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Ishirō Honda (1911), and Makoto Shinkai (1973). After him are Mikio Naruse (1905), Satoshi Kon (1963), Mamoru Oshii (1951), Hideaki Anno (1960), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), and Hirokazu Kore-eda (1962).

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