Sergiu Nicolaescu

1930 - 2013

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Sergiu Florin Nicolaescu (Romanian: [ˈserd͡ʒju floˈrin nikolaˈesku]; 13 April 1930 – 3 January 2013) was a Romanian film director, actor and politician. He was best known for his historical films, such as Mihai Viteazul (1970, released in English both under the equivalent title Michael the Brave and also as The Last Crusade), Dacii (1966, Les Guerriers), Războiul Independenței (1977, War of Independence), as well as for his series of thrillers that take place in the interwar Kingdom of Romania, such as Un comisar acuză (1973, A Police Inspector Calls). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergiu Nicolaescu has received more than 101,521 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sergiu Nicolaescu is the 413th most popular film director (up from 447th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Romania (up from 146th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Romanian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 413 out of 1,580Before him are Jerzy Hoffman, Garry Marshall, Kaneto Shindo, Maurice Pialat, Georgiy Daneliya, and Ted Kotcheff. After him are Susanne Bier, Clarence Brown, Yoji Yamada, John Badham, Karel Reisz, and René Laloux.

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Among people born in 1930, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 159Before him are Georgiy Daneliya, James Baker, Néstor Almendros, Igor Netto, Jānis Pujats, and Anatoly Lukyanov. After him are Israel Kirzner, John Barth, Jo Bonnier, Stuart Lewis-Evans, Vilmos Zsigmond, and David Huddleston. Among people deceased in 2013, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 127Before him are Mitja Ribičič, Colin Davis, Bernadette Lafont, Ronnie Biggs, Marie-Claire Alain, and Álvaro Mutis. After him are Ali Kafi, Aslan Usoyan, Walter De Maria, Julie Harris, Mariangela Melato, and Manolo Escobar.

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Among people born in Romania, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 137 out of 572Before him are Vasile Alecsandri (1821), Tudor Vladimirescu (1780), Abraham Wald (1902), Serge Klarsfeld (1935), Victor Stănculescu (1928), and Marthe Bibesco (1886). After him are Ludovic Orban (1963), Mihail Kogălniceanu (1817), Margit Kaffka (1880), Constantin Prezan (1861), Ion I. C. Brătianu (1864), and Ibrahim Muteferrika (1674).


Among film directors born in Romania, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 2Before him are Jean Negulesco (1900). After him are András Kovács (1925), Cristian Mungiu (1968), Radu Mihăileanu (1958), Cristi Puiu (1967), Corneliu Porumboiu (1975), Radu Jude (1977), Călin Peter Netzer (1975), and Adina Pintilie (1980).