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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 1,957,400 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Roberto Rossellini is the 34th most popular film director, the 311th most popular biography from Italy (up from 326th 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 1,581Before him are David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieślowski, George Lucas, Fritz Lang, Quentin Tarantino, and Billy Wilder. After him are John Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Vittorio De Sica, Wim Wenders, Andrzej Wajda, and Ken Loach.

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Among people born in 1906, Roberto Rossellini ranks 14Before him are Grace Hopper, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Kurt Gödel, Ilse Koch, and Billy Wilder. After him are Albert Hofmann, Victor Vasarely, Sergei Korolev, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Emmanuel Levinas. 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 Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, René Goscinny, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Joan Crawford.

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Among people born in Italy, Roberto Rossellini ranks 311 out of 4,668Before him are Torquato Tasso (1544), Pope John XII (937), Pope Paschal I (775), Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope John XIX (975), and Monica Bellucci (1964). After him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Pope Gregory IV (790), Sallust (-86), Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), Pope Sixtus I (42), and Giuliano de' Medici (1453).


Among film directors born in Italy, Roberto Rossellini ranks 7Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), Sergio Leone (1929), 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 Lina Wertmüller (1928).