Manoel de Oliveira

1908 - 2015

Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH (Portuguese: [mɐnuˈɛɫ doliˈvɐjɾɐ]; 11 December 1908 – 2 April 2015) was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends attempted to make a film about World War I. In 1931 he completed his first film Douro, Faina Fluvial, a documentary about his home city Porto made in the city symphony genre. He made his feature film debut in 1942 with Aniki-Bóbó and continued to make shorts and documentaries for the next 30 years, gaining a minimal amount of recognition without being considered a major world film director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manoel de Oliveira has received more than 218,887 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 85th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Manoel de Oliveira ranks 86 out of 1,305Before him are Ernst Lubitsch, Stephen Hillenburg, Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg, Sergei Parajanov, and Michael Curtiz. After him are Carlos Saura, Jerzy Grotowski, Ed Wood, Satyajit Ray, Robert Altman, and David Lean.

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Among people born in 1908, Manoel de Oliveira ranks 27Before him are Geli Raubal, Mika Waltari, Hannes Alfvén, Ilya Frank, Franz Stangl, and Balthus. After him are Amon Göth, David Oistrakh, David Lean, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Nelson Rockefeller, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Among people deceased in 2015, Manoel de Oliveira ranks 27Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Richard von Weizsäcker, Otto Carius, Oliver Sacks, Maya Plisetskaya, and Ulrich Beck. After him are Laura Antonelli, James Last, Yaşar Kemal, Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, and Yves Chauvin.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira ranks 53 out of 370Before him are Ferdinand I of Portugal (1345), Sister Lúcia (1907), Viriathus (-180), Afonso II of Portugal (1185), Carlos I of Portugal (1863), and Diogo Cão (1440). After him are Miguel I of Portugal (1802), John of God (1495), Uriel da Costa (1585), Luís I of Portugal (1838), Eulalia of Mérida (290), and Peter II of Portugal (1648).

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Among film directors born in Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira ranks 1

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