Pier Paolo Pasolini

1922 - 1975

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, novelist, playwright, and political figure. He remains a controversial personality in Italy due to his blunt style and the focus of some of his works on taboo sexual matters. He was an established major figure in European literature and cinematic arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pier Paolo Pasolini has received more than 1,832,018 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 11 out of 1,305Before him are Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, and Roman Polanski. After him are Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, and Leni Riefenstahl.

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Among people born in 1922, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 4Before him are Stan Lee, Yitzhak Rabin, and José Saramago. After him are Christopher Lee, Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Erich Hartmann, and Jack Kerouac. Among people deceased in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 6Before him are Francisco Franco, Chiang Kai-shek, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Ivo Andrić. After him are Haile Selassie, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Umm Kulthum, and Josephine Baker.

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Among people born in Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 157 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Formosus (816), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Pope Leo XI (1535), Galba (-3), and Pope Innocent VIII (1432). After him are Pope Sixtus V (1520), Terence Hill (1939), Paolo Veronese (1528), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), and Pope Innocent XI (1611).


Among film directors born in Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 2Before him are Federico Fellini (1920). After him are Sergio Leone (1929), Luchino Visconti (1906), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), 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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