Luchino Visconti

1906 - 1976

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Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (Italian: [luˈkiːno viˈskonti di moˈdroːne]; 2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976) was an Italian filmmaker, theatre and opera director, and screenwriter. He was one of the fathers of cinematic neorealism, but later moved towards luxurious, sweeping epics dealing with themes of beauty, decadence, death, and European history, especially the decay of the nobility and the bourgeoisie. Critic Jonathan Jones wrote that “no one did as much to shape Italian cinema as Luchino Visconti.” Born into a Milanese noble family with close ties to the artistic world, Visconti began his career in France as an assistant director to Jean Renoir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luchino Visconti has received more than 1,448,034 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Luchino Visconti is the 18th most popular film director (down from 14th in 2019), the 230th most popular biography from Italy (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Film Director.

Luchino Visconti is most famous for his work on the Italian neorealist films, such as "Rocco and His Brothers" and "The Leopard."

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Among film directors, Luchino Visconti ranks 18 out of 2,041Before him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergei Eisenstein, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Leni Riefenstahl, and Wim Wenders. After him are François Truffaut, Sergio Leone, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Francis Ford Coppola, and Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Among people born in 1906, Luchino Visconti ranks 8Before him are Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Grace Hopper, Samuel Beckett, and Puyi. After him are Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Albert Hofmann, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1976, Luchino Visconti ranks 7Before him are Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, Martin Heidegger, Werner Heisenberg, Howard Hughes, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Zhou Enlai, Fritz Lang, Max Ernst, Jean Gabin, Bernard Montgomery, and André Malraux.

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Among people born in Italy, Luchino Visconti ranks 230 out of 5,161Before him are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Pope Pelagius I (505), Piero della Francesca (1415), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Benedict XI (1240), and Pope Benedict VIII (980). After him are Pope Boniface I (370), Pope Celestine III (1106), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Giorgio Armani (1934), and Pope Gregory XIV (1535).


Among film directors born in Italy, Luchino Visconti ranks 3Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922). After him are Sergio Leone (1929), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Tinto Brass (1933), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Frank Capra (1897), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Dario Argento (1940).