Robert Siodmak

1900 - 1973

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Robert Siodmak (; 8 August 1900 – 10 March 1973) was a German film director who also worked in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Siodmak has received more than 297,032 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Robert Siodmak is the 266th most popular film director (down from 209th in 2019), the 1,480th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,139th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Film Director.

Robert Siodmak is most famous for his work in film noir, specifically "The Killers" and "The Spiral Staircase." He also directed "The Crimson Pirate" and "The Beast with Five Fingers."

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Among film directors, Robert Siodmak ranks 266 out of 2,041Before him are Frank Lloyd, Robert Aldrich, John Frankenheimer, Hideaki Anno, Joseph Losey, and David Hamilton. After him are Damiano Damiani, Germaine Dulac, Bigas Luna, Jean Epstein, Martin Campbell, and Leonid Gaidai.

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Among people born in 1900, Robert Siodmak ranks 64Before him are Rudolf Diels, Helen Hayes, Filipp Golikov, Ignazio Silone, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Franz Walter Stahlecker. After him are Aaron Copland, Karin Boye, Helene Weigel, Katina Paxinou, Agnes Moorehead, and Camille Chamoun. Among people deceased in 1973, Robert Siodmak ranks 61Before him are Asger Jorn, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Otto Klemperer, Adolf Strauss, Karl Löwith, and Milunka Savić. After him are Károly Kerényi, Edward Steichen, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Sessue Hayakawa, Robert Smithson, and Soong Ai-ling.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Siodmak ranks 1,480 out of 7,253Before him are Walter Warlimont (1894), Christian Wulff (1959), Frederick II, Elector Palatine (1482), Adam Olearius (1603), Hans Vaihinger (1852), and August Oetker (1862). After him are Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), Albert Bierstadt (1830), Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1758), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Mechtilde (1241), and Armin Meiwes (1961).


Among film directors born in Germany, Robert Siodmak ranks 15Before him are Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Roland Emmerich (1955), Max Ophüls (1902), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), and Thea von Harbou (1888). After him are Mike Nichols (1931), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Veit Harlan (1899), Lotte Reiniger (1899), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), and Walter Ruttmann (1887).