Michelangelo Antonioni

1912 - 2007

Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni (, Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo antoˈnjoːni]; 29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, painter, and short story author. 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 visuals, and a preoccupation with modern landscapes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelangelo Antonioni has received more than 914,359 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 25 out of 1,305Before him are Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Pedro Almodóvar, and François Truffaut. After him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, George Lucas, John Ford, Agnès Varda, and Quentin Tarantino.

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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, Wernher von Braun, and Erich Honecker. After him are Otto von Habsburg, John Cage, Alfredo Stroessner, Clara Petacci, Raoul Wallenberg, and János Kádár. Among people deceased in 2007, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 4Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Ingmar Bergman, and Luciano Pavarotti. After him are Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Mstislav Rostropovich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Kurt Vonnegut, Marcel Marceau, and Sidney Sheldon.

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Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 240 out of 3,282Before him are Germanicus (-15), Pope John VIII (820), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Leo III (750), and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710). After him are Paolo Uccello (1475), Valentinian III (419), Cimabue (1240), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), and Farinelli (1705).


Among film directors born in Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks 5Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Sergio Leone (1929), and Luchino Visconti (1906). After him are Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).

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