Leonid Gaidai

1923 - 1993

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Leonid Iovich Gaidai (Russian: Леони́д Ио́вич Гайда́й; 30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was a Soviet and Russian comedy film director, screenwriter and actor who enjoyed immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former Soviet Union. His films broke theatre attendance records and were some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Gaidai has received more than 209,278 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Leonid Gaidai is the 272nd most popular film director (down from 259th in 2019), the 510th most popular biography from Russia (down from 497th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Film Director.

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Over the past year Leonid Gaidai has had the most page views in the with 491,839 views, followed by English (27,969), and Ukrainian (13,228). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Crimean Tatar (1,165.08%), Korean (169.23%), and Haitian (92.39%)


Among film directors, Leonid Gaidai ranks 272 out of 2,041Before him are Robert Siodmak, Damiano Damiani, Germaine Dulac, Bigas Luna, Jean Epstein, and Martin Campbell. After him are Youssef Chahine, Franklin J. Schaffner, Denis Villeneuve, Elem Klimov, Robert J. Flaherty, and Jerzy Stuhr.

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Among people born in 1923, Leonid Gaidai ranks 76Before him are Diane Arbus, Aaron Spelling, Chuck Yeager, Agatha Barbara, Conrad Bain, and Hwang Jang-yop. After him are Reinhart Koselleck, André Courrèges, Ernest Mandel, Alicia de Larrocha, Richard Avedon, and Hank Williams. Among people deceased in 1993, Leonid Gaidai ranks 54Before him are Kakuei Tanaka, Lucia Popp, Hans Baur, Yuri Lotman, Helen Hayes, and Bruno Pontecorvo. After him are Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Tofiq Bahramov, Léo Ferré, Adelaide Hall, Rahmon Nabiyev, and Hervé Villechaize.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 510 out of 3,761Before him are Mikhail of Tver (1271), Ivan Bilibin (1876), Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (1850), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), and Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903). After him are Sergey Brin (1973), Vera Menchik (1906), Lauri Törni (1919), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), and Elem Klimov (1933).


Among film directors born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 9Before him are Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Genndy Tartakovsky (1970), Lev Kuleshov (1899), and Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893). After him are Elem Klimov (1933), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Alexander Sokurov (1951), Yuri Norstein (1941), and Grigori Aleksandrov (1903).