Michael Haneke

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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 1,455,434 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Michael Haneke is the 41st most popular film director (up from 46th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from Germany (up from 299th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Film Director.

Michael Haneke is most famous for his films, which typically explore the darker side of human nature.

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Among film directors, Michael Haneke ranks 41 out of 1,580Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wim Wenders, Vittorio De Sica, Isao Takahata, Brian De Palma, and Andrzej Wajda. After him are James Cameron, John Ford, Alan Parker, Jacques Tati, Tinto Brass, and Lars von Trier.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Haneke ranks 20Before him are Barbra Streisand, Ronnie James Dio, Isabel Allende, Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, and Dino Zoff. After him are Brian Wilson, Brian Jones, Ted Kaczynski, Giorgio Agamben, Calvin Klein, and Werner Herzog.

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Among people born in Germany, Michael Haneke ranks 259 out of 5,289Before him are Pope Clement II (1005), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), and Joseph Beuys (1921). After him are Gerhard Richter (1932), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Johannes Stark (1874), Georgius Agricola (1494), and Katharina von Bora (1498).


Among film directors born in Germany, Michael Haneke ranks 3Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902) and Wim Wenders (1945). After him are Werner Herzog (1942), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), F. W. Murnau (1888), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Roland Emmerich (1955), and Robert Siodmak (1900).