Lewis Milestone

1895 - 1980

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Lewis Milestone (born Leib Milstein (Russian: Лейб Мильштейн); September 30, 1895 – September 25, 1980) was an American film director. Milestone directed Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), both of which received the Academy Award for Best Director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lewis Milestone has received more than 421,549 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Lewis Milestone is the 136th most popular film director (up from 194th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Moldova (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Moldovan Film Director.

Lewis Milestone is most famous for directing the Academy Award-winning All Quiet on the Western Front.

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Among film directors, Lewis Milestone ranks 136 out of 2,041Before him are George A. Romero, Nikita Mikhalkov, Wong Kar-wai, Giuseppe Tornatore, Lasse Hallström, and Erich von Stroheim. After him are Jacques Demy, Volker Schlöndorff, Moustapha Akkad, D. W. Griffith, Michael Cimino, and Henri-Georges Clouzot.

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Among people born in 1895, Lewis Milestone ranks 54Before him are Stanley Rous, Jürgen Stroop, Richard Walther Darré, Dorothea Lange, Albert Göring, and Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Dickinson W. Richards, Pavel Sukhoi, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Lázaro Cárdenas, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, and Kurt Zeitzler. Among people deceased in 1980, Lewis Milestone ranks 42Before him are William Howard Stein, Bill Evans, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Willard Libby, Yigal Allon, and Marian Rejewski. After him are Marcelo Caetano, Mae West, Vinicius de Moraes, Gustav Wagner, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, and Kim Jae-gyu.

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In Moldova

Among people born in Moldova, Lewis Milestone ranks 3 out of 107Before him are Anton Rubinstein (1829), and Mircea Snegur (1941). After him are Vladimir Voronin (1941), Emil Constantinescu (1939), Avigdor Lieberman (1958), Maia Sandu (1972), Nicolae Timofti (1948), Pyotr Rumyantsev (1725), Mikhail Larionov (1881), Kira Muratova (1934), and Eugen Doga (1937).


Among film directors born in Moldova, Lewis Milestone ranks 1After him are Kira Muratova (1934), and Emil Loteanu (1936).