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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. He often depicted provocative or controversial subject matter.Malle's most famous works include the crime thriller Elevator to the Gallows (1958), the romantic drama The Lovers (1958), the World War II drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974), the period drama Pretty Baby (1978), the romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980), the dramedy My Dinner with Andre (1981), and the autobiographical Au revoir les enfants (1987). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Malle has received more than 2,155,270 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Malle is the 110th most popular film director (down from 93rd in 2019), the 779th most popular biography from France (down from 677th in 2019) and the 16th 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 110 out of 1,581Before him are Jean-Pierre Melville, Robert Altman, Manoel de Oliveira, Victor Fleming, Jules Dassin, and Wes Craven. After him are George Cukor, David Fincher, Elia Kazan, Peter Jackson, Erich von Stroheim, and Jerzy Grotowski.

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Among people born in 1932, Louis Malle ranks 42Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Vladimir Ivashko, Valentino, Houari Boumédiène, Robert Mundell, and Roy Scheider. After him are Ryszard Kapuściński, John Searle, Vytautas Landsbergis, Oliver E. Williamson, Stéphane Audran, and Little Richard. Among people deceased in 1995, Louis Malle ranks 22Before him are Alec Douglas-Home, Jonas Salk, Donald Pleasence, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Teresa Teng, and Edward Bernays. After him are Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, Fred Perry, Lana Turner, Maurizio Gucci, and Ginger Rogers.

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Among people born in France, Louis Malle ranks 779 out of 6,011Before him are Françoise Dorléac (1942), Paul Doumer (1857), Louis the Blind (880), Raymond Queneau (1903), Jacques Pierre Brissot (1754), and Robert of Molesme (1024). After him are Oenomaus (-105), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Richard I of Normandy (933), Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), and Vincent Cassel (1966).


Among film directors born in France, Louis Malle ranks 16Before him are Luc Besson (1959), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Robert Bresson (1901), Alain Resnais (1922), René Clair (1898), and Jean-Pierre Melville (1917). After him are Marcel Carné (1906), René Clément (1913), Claude Lelouch (1937), Jacques Demy (1931), Abel Gance (1889), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953).