Lindsay Anderson

1923 - 1994

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Lindsay Gordon Anderson (17 April 1923 – 30 August 1994) was a British feature-film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading-light of the Free Cinema movement and of the British New Wave. He is most widely remembered for his 1968 film if...., which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1969 and marked Malcolm McDowell's cinematic debut. He is also notable, though not a professional actor, for playing a minor role in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lindsay Anderson has received more than 426,082 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Lindsay Anderson is the 442nd most popular film director (down from 367th in 2019), the 234th most popular biography from India (down from 201st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Lindsay Anderson ranks 442 out of 1,580Before him are Alexander Kluge, Veljko Bulajić, Chuck Lorre, Michel Gondry, John Waters, and Taylor Hackford. After him are Delmer Daves, George P. Cosmatos, Olivier Assayas, Patricio Guzmán, David Yates, and Robert Mulligan.

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Among people born in 1923, Lindsay Anderson ranks 131Before him are Uziel Gal, Alexander Yakovlev, Anita Björk, Mario Brega, Judith Kerr, and Gloria Grahame. After him are Wally Schirra, Antonio Quarracino, Arthur Hiller, Seijun Suzuki, Andrés Rodríguez, and Cesare Siepi. Among people deceased in 1994, Lindsay Anderson ranks 108Before him are Olga Rubtsova, Manos Hatzidakis, Cameron Mitchell, Mario Brega, Christian-Jaque, and Motoo Kimura. After him are Massimo Troisi, Enrique Líster, Kevin Carter, Stanisław Maczek, Antoine Pinay, and Baruch Goldstein.

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Among people born in India, Lindsay Anderson ranks 234 out of 1,227Before him are Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Krishnadevaraya (1471), and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913). After him are Mir Taqi Mir (1723), Rajaraja I (947), Parshvanatha (-872), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Rishi Kapoor (1952), and George Alencherry (1945).


Among film directors born in India, Lindsay Anderson ranks 2Before him are Satyajit Ray (1921). After him are Michael Radford (1946), M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), Guru Dutt (1925), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Tarsem Singh (1961), and Ismail Merchant (1936).