Sergio Leone

1929 - 1989

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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 2,470,105 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Sergio Leone is the 12th most popular film director, the 136th most popular biography from Italy (up from 180th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Film Director.

Sergio Leone is most famous for his spaghetti westerns. He is known for directing the films A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Once Upon a Time in America.

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Among film directors, Sergio Leone ranks 12 out of 1,580. Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, and Sergei Eisenstein. After him are Francis Ford Coppola, Andrei Tarkovsky, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ridley Scott, Leni Riefenstahl, and Luchino Visconti.

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Among people born in 1929, Sergio Leone ranks 9Before him are Yasser Arafat, Martin Luther King Jr., Milan Kundera, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Jürgen Habermas. After him are Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, Grace Kelly, Imre Kertész, Jean Baudrillard, and Jacques Brel. Among people deceased in 1989, Sergio Leone ranks 6Before him are Salvador Dalí, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Konrad Lorenz, Ted Bundy, Herbert von Karajan, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 136 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope Pius V (1504), Plautus (-254), Clare of Assisi (1193), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Nerva (30), and Donato Bramante (1443). After him are Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Pope Sylvester I (300), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Catherine of Siena (1347), and Pope Pius VI (1717).


Among film directors born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 2Before him are Federico Fellini (1920). After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), and Dario Argento (1940).