Michael Haneke

1942 - Today

Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke (German: [ˈhaːnəkə]; born 23 March 1942) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter. His work often examines social issues and depicts the feelings of estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has made films in French, German, and English and has worked in television‚ theatre, and cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Haneke has received more than 1,163,157 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular film director.

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  • 67.80

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Michael Haneke ranks 45 out of 1,305Before him are Paul Verhoeven, Wim Wenders, James Cameron, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, and Tim Burton. After him are Tinto Brass, Elia Kazan, Emir Kusturica, Jacques Tati, Sydney Pollack, and Brian De Palma.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Haneke ranks 19Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Dino Zoff, Brian Wilson, Scatman John, and Aretha Franklin. After him are Brian Jones, Calvin Klein, Joe Biden, Daniel Barenboim, Ehud Barak, and Lou Reed.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Michael Haneke ranks 299 out of 3,763Before him are Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Anton Drexler (1884), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Gustav Stresemann (1878), and Eckhart Tolle (1948). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Otto Lilienthal (1848), Traudl Junge (1920), Heinrich Müller (1900), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), and Einhard (770).


Among film directors born in Germany, Michael Haneke ranks 3Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902) and Wim Wenders (1945). After him are F. W. Murnau (1888), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Werner Herzog (1942), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Roland Emmerich (1955), and Thea von Harbou (1888).

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