Sergei Eisenstein

1898 - 1948

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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, tr. Sergey Mikhaylovich Eizenshteyn, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ ɪjzʲɪnˈʂtʲejn]; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1898 – 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Eisenstein has received more than 2,604,007 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergei Eisenstein is the 11th most popular film director (down from 9th in 2019), the most popular biography from Latvia and the most popular Latvian Film Director.

Sergei Eisenstein is most famous for his work on the films Battleship Potemkin and October. He was a Russian filmmaker who made many films in the Soviet Union.

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Among film directors, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 11 out of 1,580Before him are Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, and Woody Allen. After him are Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrei Tarkovsky, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ridley Scott, and Leni Riefenstahl.

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Among people born in 1898, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 4Before him are Bertolt Brecht, René Magritte, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are Golda Meir, Federico García Lorca, Alvar Aalto, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, George Gershwin, Zhou Enlai, and C. S. Lewis. Among people deceased in 1948, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 2Before him is Mahatma Gandhi. After him are Mileva Marić, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, Franz Lehár, Antonin Artaud, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Walther von Brauchitsch, Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, and Osamu Dazai.

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Among people born in Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 1 out of 242After him are Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mikhail Tal (1936), Mark Rothko (1903), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Jānis Lūsis (1939), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948).


Among film directors born in Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 1After him are Rosa von Praunheim (1942).