Patrice Chéreau

1944 - 2013

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Patrice Chéreau (French: [pa.tʁis ʃe.ʁo]; 2 November 1944 – 7 October 2013) was a French opera and theatre director, filmmaker, actor and producer. In France he is best known for his work for the theatre, internationally for his films La Reine Margot and Intimacy, and for his staging of the Jahrhundertring, the centenary Ring Cycle at the Bayreuth Festival in 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrice Chéreau has received more than 219,597 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Patrice Chéreau is the 263rd most popular film director (up from 269th in 2019), the 1,613th most popular biography from France (up from 1,621st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Patrice Chéreau ranks 263 out of 1,580Before him are Joe D'Amato, George Roy Hill, Gabriel Axel, Jerome Robbins, Gillo Pontecorvo, and John Frankenheimer. After him are William Kennedy Dickson, Marco Bellocchio, Henri Verneuil, Carol Reed, Jim Henson, and Robert Benton.

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Among people born in 1944, Patrice Chéreau ranks 109Before him are Patrick Depailler, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sondra Locke, Daniel Pennac, Coluche, and Sam Elliott. After him are Andris Bērziņš, John Entwistle, Michelle Phillips, Jan-Michael Vincent, Frank Oz, and Pattie Boyd. Among people deceased in 2013, Patrice Chéreau ranks 79Before him are Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Gyula Horn, Chris Kyle, Stéphane Hessel, László Csatáry, and Roger Ebert. After him are Rossana Podestà, Masao Uchino, Antoni Ramallets, Pierre Mauroy, Sławomir Mrożek, and Seamus Heaney.

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Among people born in France, Patrice Chéreau ranks 1,613 out of 5,234Before him are Marcel Petiot (1897), Élie Cartan (1869), Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629), Jean Dujardin (1972), Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt (1773), and Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840). After him are Louise Diane d'Orléans (1716), Georg Muffat (1653), Alcide d'Orbigny (1802), Marcel Aymé (1902), Jean Tirole (1953), and Pierre Auguste Cot (1837).


Among film directors born in France, Patrice Chéreau ranks 33Before him are Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Frank Darabont (1959), Chris Marker (1921), Julien Duvivier (1896), Jacques Becker (1906), and Bertrand Tavernier (1941). After him are William Kennedy Dickson (1860), Guy Hamilton (1922), Germaine Dulac (1882), Jean Rouch (1917), Jacques Copeau (1879), and Philippe de Broca (1933).