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 113,510 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sergiu Nicolaescu is the 310th most popular film director (up from 413th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Romania (up from 137th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 310 out of 1,581Before him are Ishirō Honda, Philippe de Broca, Mikio Naruse, Thomas Vinterberg, Frank Borzage, and Satoshi Kon. After him are Jack L. Warner, Giuseppe De Santis, John Frankenheimer, Walter Lantz, Sam Mendes, and Sven Nykvist.

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Among people born in 1930, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 117Before him are Mauro Ramos, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philippe Leroy, Viktor Tikhonov, Walter Bonatti, and William C. Campbell. After him are John Frankenheimer, Rahmon Nabiyev, John Young, Tanya Savicheva, Kinji Fukasaku, and Ted Hughes. Among people deceased in 2013, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 89Before him are Otfried Preußler, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Chris Kyle, Ken Norton, Pedro Rocha, and Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti. After him are José Froilán González, Colin Wilson, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Zillur Rahman, Seamus Heaney, and Tony Lip.

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Among people born in Romania, Sergiu Nicolaescu ranks 107 out of 665Before him are Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), Christopher Báthory (1530), Farkas Bolyai (1775), Serge Moscovici (1925), Ion Gheorghe Maurer (1902), and Andrew Báthory (1563). After him are Serge Klarsfeld (1935), Ivan Patzaichin (1949), Joseph M. Juran (1904), Marcel Janco (1895), Saul Steinberg (1914), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).


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), Liviu Ciulei (1923), Cristi Puiu (1967), Radu Jude (1977), Corneliu Porumboiu (1975), Călin Peter Netzer (1975), and Adina Pintilie (1980).