Otto Preminger

1905 - 1986

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Otto Ludwig Preminger ( PREM-in-jər, German: [ˈɔtoː ˈpreːmɪŋɐ] ; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austrian-American theatre and film director, film producer, and actor. He directed more than 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained attention for film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945), while in the 1950s and 1960s, he directed high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Preminger has received more than 2,186,500 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Otto Preminger is the 155th most popular film director (up from 199th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 127th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Film Director.

Otto Preminger is most famous for directing films such as Laura, Anatomy of a Murder, and The Man with the Golden Arm.

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Among film directors, Otto Preminger ranks 155 out of 2,041Before him are Louis Malle, Ettore Scola, Victor Sjöström, Ed Wood, Alexander Dovzhenko, and Shohei Imamura. After him are Roland Emmerich, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jesús Franco, Peter Greenaway, Kim Ki-duk, and Sergio Corbucci.

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Among people born in 1905, Otto Preminger ranks 34Before him are Carl Gustav Hempel, Dalton Trumbo, Ulf von Euler, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Marian Rejewski, and Max Schmeling. After him are Dhyan Chand, Nikolai Tikhonov, Enrique Ballestrero, Franz Ziereis, George H. Hitchings, and Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim. Among people deceased in 1986, Otto Preminger ranks 36Before him are Leonid Kantorovich, Georges Dumézil, Chiune Sugihara, Benny Goodman, Lê Duẩn, and L. Ron Hubbard. After him are Minoru Yamasaki, Dean Reed, Coluche, James Cagney, Ye Jianying, and Robert S. Mulliken.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Otto Preminger ranks 120 out of 1,365Before him are Alexander Archipenko (1887), Sofia Rotaru (1947), Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), and Alexander Dovzhenko (1894). After him are Milla Jovovich (1975), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Vladimir Arnold (1937), Emil Gilels (1916), and Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875).


Among film directors born in Ukraine, Otto Preminger ranks 4Before him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), and Alexander Dovzhenko (1894). After him are Anatole Litvak (1902), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922), Maya Deren (1917), Larisa Shepitko (1938), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Grigori Kozintsev (1905), Grigory Chukhray (1921), and Yuri Ilyenko (1936).