Michelangelo Antonioni

1912 - 2007

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Michelangelo Antonioni (, Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and painter. He is best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962) — as well as the English-language films Blowup (1966) and The Passenger (1975). His films have been described as "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" that feature elusive plots, striking visual composition, and a preoccupation with modern landscapes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelangelo Antonioni has received more than 1,075,527 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Michelangelo Antonioni is the 26th most popular film director, the 249th most popular biography from Italy (down from 240th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Film Director.

Michelangelo Antonioni is most famous for being a film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his Italian neorealist films of the 1950s and 1960s, including La Notte (1961), L'Eclisse (1962), Red Desert (1964), Blowup (1966), The Passenger (1975), and The Mystery of Oberwald (1979).

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Among film directors, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 26 out of 1,580Before him are Miloš Forman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, and François Truffaut. After him are Pedro Almodóvar, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Ken Loach, and Billy Wilder.

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Among people born in 1912, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 9Before him are Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Jackson Pollock, Milton Friedman, Erich Honecker, and Wernher von Braun. After him are John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, Heinrich Harrer, Clara Petacci, Raoul Wallenberg, and Jorge Amado. Among people deceased in 2007, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 4Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Luciano Pavarotti, and Ingmar Bergman. After him are Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Marcel Marceau.

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Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 249 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Celestine III (1106), Luca Pacioli (1445), Pope Celestine V (1215), Paolo Uccello (1475), Pietro Perugino (1446), and Pope Sixtus IV (1414). After him are Pope Linus (1), Pope Lucius I (200), Cimabue (1240), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giambattista Vico (1668), and Pope Innocent VII (1339).


Among film directors born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 6Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Sergio Leone (1929), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), and Bernardo Bertolucci (1941). After him are Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).