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Sergio Leone

1929 - 1989

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Sergio Leone (Italian: [ˈsɛrdʒo leˈoːne]; 3 January 1929 – 30 April 1989) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter credited as the pioneer 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 3,711,415 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Sergio Leone is the 18th most popular film director (down from 12th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Italy (down from 136th in 2019) and the 4th 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 18 out of 1,581Before him are Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Jean-Luc Godard. After him are Francis Ford Coppola, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Leni Riefenstahl, and Pedro Almodóvar.

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Among people born in 1929, Sergio Leone ranks 11Before him are Martin Luther King Jr., Bud Spencer, Milan Kundera, Lev Yashin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Jürgen Habermas. After him are Imre Kertész, Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Max von Sydow, Jean Baudrillard, and Yayoi Kusama. Among people deceased in 1989, Sergio Leone ranks 9Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu, Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Ted Bundy, Herbert von Karajan, and Konrad Lorenz. After him are Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Elena Ceaușescu, Lee Van Cleef, and Andrei Gromyko.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 211 out of 4,668Before him are Vitellius (15), Pertinax (126), Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Adriano Celentano (1938), and Enrico Caruso (1873). After him are Farinelli (1705), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), and Pliny the Younger (61).


Among film directors born in Italy, Sergio Leone ranks 4Before him are Federico Fellini (1920), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), and Luchino Visconti (1906). After him are 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).