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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 234,671 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Siodmak is the 208th most popular film director (down from 196th in 2019), the 1,139th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,082nd in 2019) and the 12th 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 208 out of 1,581Before him are Tony Richardson, Agnieszka Holland, Mike Newell, Sam Raimi, Liliana Cavani, and Bertrand Tavernier. After him are John Sturges, Wes Anderson, Cecil B. DeMille, Thea von Harbou, Alfonso Cuarón, and Theo van Gogh.

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Among people born in 1900, Robert Siodmak ranks 57Before him are Aaron Copland, Gladwyn Jebb, Maurice Thorez, Sālote Tupou III, Rudolf Diels, and James Bond. After him are Nathalie Sarraute, Werner Haase, Pedro Cea, Katina Paxinou, Mária Telkes, and Franz Walter Stahlecker. Among people deceased in 1973, Robert Siodmak ranks 53Before him are Gerard Kuiper, Frank Costello, Taha Hussein, Emmy Göring, W. H. Auden, and Otto Klemperer. After him are Alan Watts, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Leo Strauss, Katina Paxinou, Shirali Muslimov, and Karl Löwith.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Siodmak ranks 1,139 out of 6,142Before him are Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513). After him are Arthur Scherbius (1878), Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Feodor Lynen (1911), William, Duke of Nassau (1792), John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1589), and Johann Philipp Reis (1834).


Among film directors born in Germany, Robert Siodmak ranks 12Before him are F. W. Murnau (1888), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Roland Emmerich (1955), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), and Max Ophüls (1902). After him are Thea von Harbou (1888), Douglas Sirk (1897), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Mike Nichols (1931), Veit Harlan (1899), and Lotte Reiniger (1899).