1917 - 1988

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Steno, the artistic name of Stefano Vanzina (19 January 1917 – 13 March 1988) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steno has received more than 67,794 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Steno is the 657th most popular film director (down from 596th in 2019), the 2,654th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,300th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Steno ranks 657 out of 1,580. Before him are Hasse Ekman, Sean S. Cunningham, Stanislav Govorukhin, John Farrow, Ted Post, and Wolfgang Becker. After him are Claude Pinoteau, Claude Goretta, Karel Lamač, Tom Holland, Henning Carlsen, and Steven Knight.

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Among people born in 1917, Steno ranks 163Before him are Domenico Bartolucci, David Tomlinson, Zoltán Fábri, Bertil Nordahl, Caspar Weinberger, and Vasily Mishin. After him are André Waterkeyn, Ossie Davis, Robert Byrd, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Mouloud Mammeri, and Jacqueline Auriol. Among people deceased in 1988, Steno ranks 111Before him are Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Frederick Ashton, Giorgio Almirante, Ilona Elek, Yuli Daniel, and Cyril Jackson. After him are Shen Congwen, Pietro Arcari, Vasil Mzhavanadze, Frederick Loewe, John Houseman, and Herbert Feigl.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Steno ranks 2,654 out of 4,088. Before him are Mino Raiola (1967), Lino Banfi (1936), Luigi Capuana (1839), Benedetto Cairoli (1825), Patty Pravo (1948), and Filippo Buonaccorsi (1437). After him are Luigi Palmieri (1807), Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo (1925), Prospero Alpini (1553), Vittoria Farnese (1618), Appius Claudius Pulcher (-300), and Marino Zorzi (1231).


Among film directors born in Italy, Steno ranks 49Before him are Giovanni Pastrone (1883), Renato Castellani (1913), Enzo G. Castellari (1938), Luigi Zampa (1905), Mario Camerini (1895), and Bruno Mattei (1931). After him are Mario Salieri (1957), Bruno Bozzetto (1938), Luis Trenker (1892), Pupi Avati (1938), Sergio Martino (1938), and Giuliano Montaldo (1930).