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Roy Andersson

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Roy Arne Lennart Andersson (born 31 March 1943) is a Swedish film director, best known for his distinctive style of absurdist humor and melancholic depictions of human life. His personal style is characterized by long takes, and stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and grotesque. Over his career Andersson earned prizes from the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and Venice International Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Andersson has received more than 539,795 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Roy Andersson is the 123rd most popular film director (down from 122nd in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Sweden and the 2nd most popular Swedish Film Director.

Roy Andersson is a Swedish filmmaker who is most famous for his films "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" and "Songs from the Second Floor."

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Among film directors, Roy Andersson ranks 123 out of 1,581Before him are Sam Peckinpah, Lina Wertmüller, John Carpenter, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Mann, and Michael Cimino. After him are Marcel Carné, Jiří Menzel, Peter Greenaway, Michael Curtiz, Aki Kaurismäki, and John Woo.

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Among people born in 1943, Roy Andersson ranks 54Before him are Mariss Jansons, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Andreas Baader, Michael Mann, Peter Zumthor, and Dušan Ivković. After him are Klaus von Klitzing, Hanna Schygulla, Mario Monti, Neale Donald Walsch, Mario Botta, and Sam Shepard.

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Among people born in Sweden, Roy Andersson ranks 103 out of 1,612Before him are Hilma af Klint (1862), Olaus Magnus (1490), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Bertil Ohlin (1899), Arvid Carlsson (1923), and Peter Stormare (1953). After him are Tomas Lindahl (1938), Lennart Torstensson (1603), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), and Carin Göring (1888).


Among film directors born in Sweden, Roy Andersson ranks 2Before him are Ingmar Bergman (1918). After him are Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), Sven Nykvist (1922), Bo Widerberg (1930), Jan Troell (1931), Alf Sjöberg (1903), Olle Hellbom (1925), Vilgot Sjöman (1924), Hasse Ekman (1915), and Mikael Håfström (1960).