Robert Bresson

1901 - 1999

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Robert Bresson (French: [ʁɔbɛʁ bʁɛsɔ̃]; 25 September 1901 – 18 December 1999) was a French film director. Known for his ascetic approach, Bresson contributed notably to the art of cinema; his non-professional actors, ellipses, and sparse use of scoring have led his works to be regarded as preeminent examples of minimalist film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bresson has received more than 971,044 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Robert Bresson is the 76th most popular film director (up from 95th in 2019), the 584th most popular biography from France (up from 683rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Film Director.

Robert Bresson is most famous for his minimalist style of filmmaking, which is often described as "austere." He was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer.

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Among film directors, Robert Bresson ranks 76 out of 1,581Before him are David Cronenberg, Chuck Jones, F. W. Murnau, Frank Capra, John Huston, and Costa-Gavras. After him are Dziga Vertov, Ernst Lubitsch, Dario Argento, Alan Parker, David Lean, and Sergei Parajanov.

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Among people born in 1901, Robert Bresson ranks 33Before him are Simon Kuznets, Max Euwe, Andrey Vlasov, Milton H. Erickson, Witold Pilecki, and Mohamed Naguib. After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Nikolai Vatutin, and Henning von Tresckow. Among people deceased in 1999, Robert Bresson ranks 14Before him are Pete Conrad, Gertrude B. Elion, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, Raisa Gorbacheva, and Wilt Chamberlain. After him are Wassily Leontief, Georgios Papadopoulos, Petr Shelokhonov, Willi Stoph, Desmond Llewelyn, and Jerzy Grotowski.

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Among people born in France, Robert Bresson ranks 584 out of 6,011Before him are Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), René Lacoste (1904), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), and Jacques Monod (1910). After him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Maurice Jarre (1924), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), and Thomas Bangalter (1).


Among film directors born in France, Robert Bresson ranks 12Before him are Jacques Tati (1907), William Wyler (1902), Roger Vadim (1928), Claude Chabrol (1930), Luc Besson (1959), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943). After him are Alain Resnais (1922), René Clair (1898), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), Louis Malle (1932), Marcel Carné (1906), and René Clément (1913).