Theo Angelopoulos

1935 - 2012

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Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos (; Greek: Θεόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος; 27 April 1935 – 24 January 2012) was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer. He dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, Angelopoulos was one of the most influential and widely respected filmmakers in the world. He started making films in 1967. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo Angelopoulos has received more than 304,521 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Theo Angelopoulos is the 54th most popular film director, the 103rd most popular biography from Greece (up from 111th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Film Director.

Theo Angelopoulos is a Greek filmmaker who is most famous for his long, slow, and meandering films that are often set in rural Greece.

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Among film directors, Theo Angelopoulos ranks 54 out of 1,580Before him are Éric Rohmer, Sydney Pollack, Tim Burton, Roger Vadim, Chuck Jones, and Agnès Varda. After him are Franco Zeffirelli, Werner Herzog, William Wyler, Claude Chabrol, Yasujirō Ozu, and Terry Gilliam.

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Among people born in 1935, Theo Angelopoulos ranks 21Before him are Isao Takahata, Erich von Däniken, Luis Suárez, Kenzaburō Ōe, Edward Said, and Françoise Sagan. After him are John Cazale, Ágota Kristóf, Fairuz, Bibi Andersson, Omar Sívori, and Faisal II of Iraq. Among people deceased in 2012, Theo Angelopoulos ranks 12Before him are Whitney Houston, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Yitzhak Shamir. After him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Ernest Borgnine, Carroll Shelby, Elinor Ostrom, George Tupou V, and Sylvia Kristel.

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Among people born in Greece, Theo Angelopoulos ranks 103 out of 855Before him are Pheidippides (-600), Alexander of Greece (1893), Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), and Ephialtes of Trachis (-550). After him are Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Phaedrus (-20), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), and Pope Eleutherius (171).


Among film directors born in Greece, Theo Angelopoulos ranks 1After him are Costa-Gavras (1933), Yorgos Lanthimos (1973), Nikos Koundouros (1926), Athina Rachel Tsangari (1966), and Phedon Papamichael (1962).