FILM DIRECTOR

Shohei Imamura

1926 - 2006

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Shōhei Imamura (今村 昌平, Imamura Shōhei, 15 September 1926 – 30 May 2006) was a Japanese film director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shohei Imamura has received more than 207,700 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Shohei Imamura is the 181st most popular film director (down from 163rd in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Japan (down from 169th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Film Director.

Shohei Imamura is most famous for his films, such as The Insect Woman, Pigs and Battleships, and The Eel.

Memorability Metrics

  • 210k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Shohei Imamura ranks 181 out of 1,580Before him are Joris Ivens, Bille August, Peter Weir, Sergei Bondarchuk, Danny Boyle, and Masaki Kobayashi. After him are Guillermo del Toro, Jean Negulesco, Richard Donner, Max Ophüls, G. W. Pabst, and Tony Richardson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1926, Shohei Imamura ranks 67Before him are Sergio Corbucci, George Habash, Tony Bennett, César Pelli, Ta Mok, and Abdoulaye Wade. After him are Vasily Arkhipov, Gyula Grosics, Joan Sutherland, Yoshio Okada, Noah Gordon, and Poul Anderson. Among people deceased in 2006, Shohei Imamura ranks 45Before him are Bülent Ecevit, Alida Valli, Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko, Shelley Winters, and Ta Mok. After him are Romano Mussolini, Karel Appel, Glenn Ford, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Aaron Spelling, and Robert Bruce Merrifield.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shohei Imamura ranks 184 out of 5,560Before him are Kitasato Shibasaburō (1853), Shigeru Yoshida (1878), Honda Tadakatsu (1548), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Yoshirō Mori (1937), and Amakusa Shirō (1621). After him are Emperor Kanmu (737), Ken Shimura (1950), Emperor Tenji (626), Ashikaga Takauji (1305), Naoto Kan (1946), and Nagayasu Honda (null).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Japan

Among film directors born in Japan, Shohei Imamura ranks 9Before him are Isao Takahata (1935), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), and Masaki Kobayashi (1916). After him are Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Ishirō Honda (1911), Makoto Shinkai (1973), Kon Ichikawa (1915), Mikio Naruse (1905), and Satoshi Kon (1963).

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