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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, stage director, and screenwriter. A major figure of Italian art and culture in the mid-20th century, Visconti 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. He was the recipient of many accolades, including the Palme d'Or and the Golden Lion, and many of his works are regarded as highly-influential to future generations of filmmakers.Born to a Milanese noble family, Visconti explored artistic proclivities from an early age, working as an assistant director to Jean Renoir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luchino Visconti has received more than 1,168,060 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 63 in 2019). Luchino Visconti is the 14th most popular film director (up from 18th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 184th 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 14 out of 1,581Before him are Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. After him are Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, and François Truffaut.

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Among people born in 1906, Luchino Visconti ranks 7Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Puyi, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Grace Hopper, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Ilse Koch, and Billy Wilder. Among people deceased in 1976, Luchino Visconti ranks 7Before him are Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, Martin Heidegger, Howard Hughes, Werner Heisenberg, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, and André Malraux.

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Among people born in Italy, Luchino Visconti ranks 163 out of 4,668Before him are Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Carlo Collodi (1826), Pope Clement XII (1652), and Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632). After him are Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Gaius Marius (-157), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Pope Martin V (1369), and Pope Clement XIV (1705).


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), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).