Sergei Bondarchuk

1920 - 1994

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Sergei Fyodorovich Bondarchuk ГСТ HaCCP (25 September 1920 – 20 October 1994) was a Soviet and Russian actor and filmmaker, who was one of the leading figures of Russian cinema in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his sweeping period dramas, including War and Peace (1965–67), his internationally acclaimed four-part film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, and for Waterloo (1970) a Napoleonic War epic. Bondarchuk's work won him numerous international accolades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Bondarchuk has received more than 502,276 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Sergei Bondarchuk is the 119th most popular film director (up from 154th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 105th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Film Director.

Sergei Bondarchuk is most famous for his work as a film director, primarily for his adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

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Among film directors, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 119 out of 2,041Before him are Otar Iosseliani, Manoel de Oliveira, Jules Dassin, Peter Jackson, Jerzy Grotowski, and David Lean. After him are John Woo, Howard Hawks, Victor Fleming, Jiří Menzel, Wes Craven, and Claude Lelouch.

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Among people born in 1920, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 35Before him are Zecharia Sitchin, Fritz Walter, Clarice Lispector, Montgomery Clift, Walter Matthau, and Douglass North. After him are John Demjanjuk, Alberto Sordi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Gunnar Gren, and Kaysone Phomvihane. Among people deceased in 1994, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 35Before him are Domenico Modugno, Robert Doisneau, George Peppard, André Michel Lwoff, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Henry Mancini. After him are Gian Maria Volonté, Marija Gimbutas, Juvénal Habyarimana, Pierre Boulle, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 101 out of 1,365Before him are Trofim Lysenko (1898), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Andriy Shevchenko (1976), Reinhold Glière (1874), and Roman Shukhevych (1907). After him are John Demjanjuk (1920), Nestor the Chronicler (1056), Karol Szymanowski (1882), Lev Shestov (1866), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), and Gregory Skovoroda (1722).


Among film directors born in Ukraine, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 2Before him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940). After him are Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Otto Preminger (1905), Anatole Litvak (1902), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922), Maya Deren (1917), Larisa Shepitko (1938), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Grigori Kozintsev (1905), Grigory Chukhray (1921), and Yuri Ilyenko (1936).