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. His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or in 1956 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957, although he was not credited at the ceremony; the award was instead presented to the film's co-director Jacques Cousteau. Later in his career he was nominated multiple times for Academy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Malle has received more than 1,494,883 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Louis Malle is the 93rd most popular film director (up from 105th in 2019), the 678th most popular biography from France (up from 770th in 2019) and the 13th 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 93 out of 1,580Before him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jim Jarmusch, Oliver Stone, John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, and Victor Fleming. After him are Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, René Clair, Carlos Saura, Wolfgang Petersen, and Sidney Lumet.

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Among people born in 1932, Louis Malle ranks 34Before him are Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, François Englert, Ellen Burstyn, and Oliver E. Williamson. After him are Carlos Saura, Raisa Gorbacheva, Donald Rumsfeld, Ryszard Kapuściński, Valentino, and Stephen Covey. Among people deceased in 1995, Louis Malle ranks 17Before him are Gunnar Nordahl, Dean Martin, Eugene Wigner, Alec Douglas-Home, Adolf Butenandt, and Edward Bernays. After him are Donald Pleasence, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, Jonas Salk, Teresa Teng, and Ginger Rogers.

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Among people born in France, Louis Malle ranks 678 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Aristide Maillol (1861), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), François-André Danican Philidor (1726), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), and Éliphas Lévi (1810). After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Claude of France (1547), France Gall (1947), Clotilde (475), Edmond Rostand (1868), and Robert Bresson (1901).


Among film directors born in France, Louis Malle ranks 13Before him are Roger Vadim (1928), William Wyler (1902), Claude Chabrol (1930), Alain Resnais (1922), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943). After him are Robert Bresson (1901), René Clair (1898), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), René Clément (1913), and Jacques Rivette (1928).