Luchino Visconti

1906 - 1976

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Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (Italian: [luˈkiːno visˈkonti di moˈdroːne]; 2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976), was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. Visconti was one of the fathers of Italian neorealism in film, but later moved towards luxurious-looking films obsessed with beauty, death and European history – especially the decay of aristocracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luchino Visconti has received more than 783,901 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Luchino Visconti is the 18th most popular film director (down from 15th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Italy (up from 186th in 2019) and the 4th 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 1,580Before him are Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrei Tarkovsky, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ridley Scott, and Leni Riefenstahl. After him are Luis Buñuel, Miloš Forman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Georges Méliès, and François Truffaut.

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Among people born in 1906, Luchino Visconti ranks 9Before him are Hannah Arendt, Puyi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, and Grace Hopper. After him are Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, Victor Vasarely, Albert Hofmann, Billy Wilder, and Faisal of Saudi Arabia. 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 Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Trofim Lysenko, and Jean Gabin.

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Among people born in Italy, Luchino Visconti ranks 184 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Gregory XV (1554), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), and Guido of Arezzo (991). After him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vitellius (15), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Didius Julianus (133), Rita of Cascia (1381), and Arcangelo Corelli (1653).


Among film directors born in Italy, Luchino Visconti ranks 4Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Sergio Leone (1929), and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922). After him are 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).