Maurice Pialat

1925 - 2003

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Maurice Pialat (French: [pjala]; 31 August 1925 – 11 January 2003) was a French film director, screenwriter and actor known for the rigorous and unsentimental style of his films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Pialat has received more than 151,386 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Maurice Pialat is the 410th most popular film director (down from 407th in 2019), the 2,271st most popular biography from France (down from 2,230th in 2019) and the 54th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Maurice Pialat ranks 410 out of 1,580Before him are Mike Leigh, Jacques Audiard, Bertrand Blier, Jerzy Hoffman, Garry Marshall, and Kaneto Shindo. After him are Georgiy Daneliya, Ted Kotcheff, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Susanne Bier, Clarence Brown, and Yoji Yamada.

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Among people born in 1925, Maurice Pialat ranks 135Before him are Antoine Gizenga, Bill Gates Sr., Luis Molowny, Sufi Abu Taleb, Aldo Ciccolini, and Uzi Narkiss. After him are Alexandre do Nascimento, René Moawad, Justo Gallego Martínez, Johnny Carson, Ahmad Shamlou, and Manos Hatzidakis. Among people deceased in 2003, Maurice Pialat ranks 91Before him are Neil Postman, Sébastien Japrisot, Eizo Yuguchi, Wendy Hiller, Vasil Bykaŭ, and Miloš Milutinović. After him are Michael Kamen, Mohammed Dib, Tadao Horie, Donald Davidson, Mohamed Choukri, and Ramón Serrano Suñer.

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Among people born in France, Maurice Pialat ranks 2,271 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), Paul Hazard (1878), Louis Jouvet (1887), Auguste Laurent (1807), Marie Bracquemond (1840), and Roman Opałka (1931). After him are François Devienne (1759), Charles Lecocq (1832), Marie-Claire Alain (1926), Alexandre Desplat (1961), Émile Boutroux (1845), and Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788).


Among film directors born in France, Maurice Pialat ranks 54Before him are Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), Louis Feuillade (1873), Aleksandar Petrović (1929), Claire Denis (1946), Jacques Audiard (1952), and Bertrand Blier (1939). After him are René Laloux (1929), Christian-Jaque (1904), Michel Gondry (1963), Olivier Assayas (1955), André Téchiné (1943), and Édouard Molinaro (1928).