Roberto Rossellini

1906 - 1977

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Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roberto Rossellini has received more than 1,635,635 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Roberto Rossellini is the 34th most popular film director (up from 36th in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from Italy (up from 345th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Film Director.

Roberto Rossellini is most famous for his neorealist films, which were a reaction to the artificiality of the Hollywood studio system.

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Among film directors, Roberto Rossellini ranks 34 out of 1,580Before him are David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Ken Loach, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang. After him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wim Wenders, Vittorio De Sica, Isao Takahata, Brian De Palma, and Andrzej Wajda.

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Among people born in 1906, Roberto Rossellini ranks 17Before him are Henri Charrière, Victor Vasarely, Albert Hofmann, Billy Wilder, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Ilse Koch. After him are Sergei Korolev, Josephine Baker, Emmanuel Levinas, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Ed Gein. Among people deceased in 1977, Roberto Rossellini ranks 7Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, and Anthony Eden. After him are René Goscinny, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky.

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Among people born in Italy, Roberto Rossellini ranks 326 out of 4,088Before him are Carlo Goldoni (1707), Pope Benedict VIII (980), Pope Nicholas I (800), Archytas (-428), Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), and Antipope John XXIII (1370). After him are Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), Pope Pelagius II (520), Pope Gelasius I (410), Lucky Luciano (1897), and Pope Paschal II (1050).


Among film directors born in Italy, Roberto Rossellini ranks 7Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Sergio Leone (1929), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), and Michelangelo Antonioni (1912). After him are Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), Dario Argento (1940), and Giuseppe Tornatore (1956).