Sergei Bondarchuk

1920 - 1994

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Sergei Fyodorovich Bondarchuk ГСТ HaCCP (Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Бондарчу́к, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪdʑ bəndɐrˈtɕuk]; Ukrainian: Сергі́й Фе́дорович Бондарчу́к, romanized: Serhíj Fédorovych Bondarchúk; 25 September 1920 – 20 October 1994) was a Soviet and Russian actor, film director, and screenwriter who was one of the leading figures of Russian cinema of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his sweeping period dramas, including the internationally acclaimed four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and the Napoleonic War epic Waterloo. 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 309,684 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Sergei Bondarchuk is the 178th most popular film director (up from 181st in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 134th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 178 out of 1,580Before him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francesco Rosi, Jesús Franco, Joris Ivens, Bille August, and Peter Weir. After him are Danny Boyle, Masaki Kobayashi, Shohei Imamura, Guillermo del Toro, Jean Negulesco, and Richard Donner.

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Among people born in 1920, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 57Before him are Shelley Winters, Kaysone Phomvihane, Isaac Stern, John Harsanyi, Tom of Finland, and P. D. James. After him are George Armitage Miller, Baruj Benacerraf, Ivan Kozhedub, Arthur Hailey, Setsuko Hara, and Alicia Alonso. Among people deceased in 1994, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 49Before him are Peter Cushing, Roland Ratzenberger, Pujie, Witold Lutosławski, Julian Schwinger, and Jean-Louis Barrault. After him are Matt Busby, György Cziffra, Cesar Romero, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 117 out of 913Before him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801), Adolph Joffe (1883), Stepan Makarov (1848), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), and Ephraim Katzir (1916). After him are Leo Kanner (1894), Josaphat Kuntsevych (1580), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Ivan Kozhedub (1920), Georgy Gapon (1870), and Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909).


Among film directors born in Ukraine, Sergei Bondarchuk ranks 3Before him are Andrzej Żuławski (1940) and Alexander Dovzhenko (1894). After him are Otto Preminger (1905), Anatole Litvak (1902), Maya Deren (1917), Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922), Richard Boleslawski (1889), Larisa Shepitko (1938), Grigori Kozintsev (1905), Grigory Chukhray (1921), and Aleksandr Ptushko (1900).