Theo van Gogh

1957 - 2004

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Theodoor van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch director and film and television producer, actor and author. He directed Submission: Part 1, a short film written by Somali writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, which criticized the treatment of women in Islam in strong terms. On 2 November 2004, Van Gogh was assassinated by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan Islamist who objected to the film's message. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo van Gogh has received more than 34,433 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Theo van Gogh is the 246th most popular film director (down from 222nd in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 182nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Film Director.

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Among film directors, Theo van Gogh ranks 246 out of 1,580Before him are Frank Darabont, Mike Newell, Bong Joon-ho, George Stevens, Chris Marker, and Otar Iosseliani. After him are Sam Mendes, Jean Epstein, Saul Bass, Henry King, Damiano Damiani, and Frank Lloyd.

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Among people born in 1957, Theo van Gogh ranks 37Before him are Carrie Lam, Rumiko Takahashi, Caroline Kennedy, Michael Madsen, Fran Drescher, and Nick Cave. After him are Lucien Favre, Masayoshi Son, Cesare Prandelli, Anna Lindh, John Turturro, and Ivo Josipović. Among people deceased in 2004, Theo van Gogh ranks 53Before him are Otto Kumm, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Raymond Goethals, John Vane, Russ Meyer, and Julia Child. After him are Brian Clough, Herbert C. Brown, Richard Avedon, Elmer Bernstein, Johnny Ramone, and Marika Rökk.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Theo van Gogh ranks 193 out of 1,209Before him are Rachel Ruysch (1664), Willy van de Kerkhof (1951), Johann Weyer (1515), Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Pim Fortuyn (1948), and Johann Adam Reincken (1643). After him are Mariska Veres (1947), Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), Regnier de Graaf (1641), Willem Kalf (1619), Dirck van Baburen (1595), and Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Netherlands

Among film directors born in Netherlands, Theo van Gogh ranks 3Before him are Paul Verhoeven (1938) and Joris Ivens (1898). After him are Jan de Bont (1943), Anton Corbijn (1955), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Alex van Warmerdam (1952), Tom Six (1973), Mike van Diem (1959), Jan Kounen (1964), Harald Zwart (1965), and Roel Reiné (1970).