Pier Paolo Pasolini

1922 - 1975

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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 direct 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 2,069,080 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pier Paolo Pasolini is the 15th most popular film director (down from 11th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from Italy and the 3rd most popular Italian Film Director.

Pier Paolo Pasolini was a poet, novelist, filmmaker, and intellectual. He is most famous for his film "The Gospel According to St. Matthew."

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Among film directors, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 15 out of 1,580Before him are Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, and Andrei Tarkovsky. After him are Ridley Scott, Leni Riefenstahl, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Miloš Forman, and Jean-Luc Godard.

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Among people born in 1922, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 6Before him are Judy Garland, José Saramago, Yitzhak Rabin, Stan Lee, and Christopher Lee. After him are Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Franjo Tuđman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Erich Hartmann, and Ava Gardner. Among people deceased in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 7Before him are Francisco Franco, Chiang Kai-shek, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aristotle Onassis, and Haile Selassie. After him are Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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Among people born in Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 157 out of 4,088Before him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Pope Leo XII (1760), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Pope Clement VIII (1536), and Pope Benedict XIV (1675). After him are Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Suetonius (70), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Numa Pompilius (-753), Pope Paul V (1552), and Lucius Verus (130).


Among film directors born in Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini ranks 3Before him are Federico Fellini (1920) and Sergio Leone (1929). After him are Luchino Visconti (1906), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).