Sergio Leone

1929 - 1989

Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone (Italian: [ˈsɛrdʒo leˈoːne]; January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the creator of the Spaghetti Western genre and widely regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema.Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergio Leone has received more than 2,300,533 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular film director.

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  • 71

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  • 8.21

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Among film directors, Sergio Leone ranks 12 out of 1,305Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. After him are Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Leni Riefenstahl, and Martin Scorsese.

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Among people born in 1929, Sergio Leone ranks 11Before him are Milan Kundera, Lev Yashin, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, and Grace Kelly. After him are Imre Kertész, Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Jean Baudrillard, Frank Gehry, and Peter Higgs. Among people deceased in 1989, Sergio Leone ranks 8Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Herbert von Karajan, and Konrad Lorenz. After him are Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and Osamu Tezuka.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 180 out of 3,282Before him are Giorgione (1478), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), and Giovanni Bellini (1430). After him are Giorgio Armani (1934), Pope Leo I (390), Nerva (30), Agnes of Rome (291), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), and Luchino Visconti (1906).


Among film directors born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 3Before him are Federico Fellini (1920) and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922). After him are Luchino Visconti (1906), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).

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