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Michelangelo Antonioni

1912 - 2007

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Michelangelo Antonioni (, Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian director and filmmaker. 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 film Blowup (1966). 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 1,628,501 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Michelangelo Antonioni is the 26th most popular film director, the 247th most popular biography from Italy (up from 249th 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 1,581Before him are François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Leni Riefenstahl, Pedro Almodóvar, and Bernardo Bertolucci. After him are Konstantin Stanislavski, David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieślowski, George Lucas, Fritz Lang, and Quentin Tarantino.

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Among people born in 1912, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 10Before him are Eva Braun, Milton Friedman, Wernher von Braun, Jackson Pollock, Erich Honecker, and Otto von Habsburg. After him are Heinrich Harrer, John Cage, Carlo Ponti, Clara Petacci, János Kádár, and Alfredo Stroessner. Among people deceased in 2007, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 4Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Ingmar Bergman, and Luciano Pavarotti. After him are Mohammed Zahir Shah, Jean Baudrillard, Marcel Marceau, Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, and Paul Tibbets.

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Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 247 out of 4,668Before him are Didius Julianus (133), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Felix I (300), and Juvenal (50). After him are Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Lucius III (1110), Livia (-58), and Andrea Mantegna (1431).


Among film directors born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 6Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), Sergio Leone (1929), 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).