Michel Deville

1931 - Today

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Michel Deville (born 13 April 1931) is a French film director and screenwriter. Deville started his filmmaking career in the late 1950s, paralleling the emergence of the French New Wave directors. He never achieved the level of critical and international recognition of some of his contemporaries such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol, possibly because of his more conventional filmmaking style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Deville has received more than 34,649 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Michel Deville is the 748th most popular film director (down from 715th in 2019), the 3,355th most popular biography from France (down from 3,009th in 2019) and the 101st most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Michel Deville ranks 748 out of 1,580Before him are Frances Marion, Claude Miller, František Čáp, Hal Needham, Gary Ross, and Bob Gale. After him are Masoud Kimiai, Paul Morrissey, Matthew Vaughn, George Albert Smith, Jørgen Leth, and Robert Towne.

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Among people born in 1931, Michel Deville ranks 265Before him are Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Bob Shaw, Hal Needham, Willie Mays, and Mordecai Richler. After him are Bernard Panafieu, Wynton Kelly, Hans Alfredson, Paavo Haavikko, Ram Dass, and Chuck Feeney.

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Among people born in France, Michel Deville ranks 3,355 out of 5,234Before him are François de Tournon (1489), Jean-Étienne Montucla (1725), Suzanne Flon (1918), Marcel Moyse (1889), Antoine Risso (1777), and Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke (1883). After him are Jean Langlais (1907), Ferdinand Brunetière (1849), Jacqueline de Romilly (1913), Adrien René Franchet (1834), Marcel Jouhandeau (1888), and Dominique Perrault (1953).


Among film directors born in France, Michel Deville ranks 101Before him are Raoul Coutard (1924), Pierre Schoendoerffer (1928), Michel Audiard (1920), Raymond Bernard (1891), Pierre Granier-Deferre (1927), and Claude Miller (1942). After him are Jean Becker (1933), Henri Decoin (1890), Christophe Gans (1960), Benoît Jacquot (1947), Alain Cavalier (1931), and Jean Grémillon (1902).