Louis Malle

1932 - 1995

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Louis Marie Malle (French: [lwi mal]; 30 October 1932 – 23 November 1995) was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer who worked in both French cinema and Hollywood. Described as "eclectic" and "a filmmaker difficult to pin down", Malle made documentaries, romances, period dramas, and thrillers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Malle has received more than 2,268,869 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Louis Malle is the 149th most popular film director (down from 110th in 2019), the 1,019th most popular biography from France (down from 777th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Film Director.

Louis Malle is most famous for being a French filmmaker who directed the movie "Zazie dans le metro" (1960).

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Among film directors, Louis Malle ranks 149 out of 2,041Before him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Max Reinhardt, Alice Guy-Blaché, Jonathan Demme, and Frances Marion. After him are Ettore Scola, Victor Sjöström, Ed Wood, Alexander Dovzhenko, Shohei Imamura, and Otto Preminger.

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Among people born in 1932, Louis Malle ranks 53Before him are Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Vytautas Landsbergis, Robert Mundell, and Thomas Klestil. After him are Harriet Andersson, John Searle, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Algirdas Brazauskas, Rainer Weiss, and Nam June Paik. Among people deceased in 1995, Louis Malle ranks 38Before him are John B. Calhoun, Hugo Pratt, Christian B. Anfinsen, Aziz Nesin, Edda Mussolini, and Roger Zelazny. After him are U Nu, Rory Gallagher, John Vincent Atanasoff, Pierre Schaeffer, Alonzo Church, and Ernest Walton.

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Among people born in France, Louis Malle ranks 1,019 out of 6,770Before him are Louise Bourgeois (1911), Eugène Scribe (1791), Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Agnes of Poitou (1025), Tetricus I (250), and Raymond of Poitiers (1115). After him are Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Lili Boulanger (1893), Jean Dausset (1916), René Cassin (1887), Maurice Druon (1918), and Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778).


Among film directors born in France, Louis Malle ranks 23Before him are Claude Lelouch (1937), René Clément (1913), Jacques Demy (1931), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), and Alice Guy-Blaché (1873). After him are Abel Gance (1889), Jacques Rivette (1928), Jean Vigo (1905), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Chris Marker (1921), and Jacques Becker (1906).