Lewis Milestone

1895 - 1980

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lewis Milestone has received more than 276,754 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Lewis Milestone is the 165th most popular film director (down from 156th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Moldova 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 165 out of 1,580Before him are István Szabó, Sergio Corbucci, Abel Gance, Nikita Mikhalkov, Robert Wise, and Guy Ritchie. After him are Nagisa Oshima, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lev Kuleshov, Marco Ferreri, Robert Aldrich, and Blake Edwards.

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Among people born in 1895, Lewis Milestone ranks 64Before him are Pavel Sukhoi, Robert Graves, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Wilhelm Kempff, Richard Barthelmess, and Stanley Rous. After him are Marcel Pagnol, Edna Purviance, Ferdinand Čatloš, Clara Haskil, André Frédéric Cournand, and Walter Dornberger. Among people deceased in 1980, Lewis Milestone ranks 43Before him are Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Marian Rejewski, Alexander Oparin, Willard Libby, Fritz Strassmann, and Vinicius de Moraes. After him are Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Mae West, Ian Curtis, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.

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In Moldova

Among people born in Moldova, Lewis Milestone ranks 3 out of 78Before him are Semyon Timoshenko (1895) and Anton Rubinstein (1829). After him are Vladimir Voronin (1941), Emil Constantinescu (1939), Nicolae Timofti (1948), Paul Goma (1935), Mikhail Larionov (1881), Avigdor Lieberman (1958), Mircea Snegur (1941), Iona Yakir (1896), and Boris Kolker (1939).


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