Umberto Lenzi

1931 - 2017

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Umberto Lenzi (6 August 1931 – 19 October 2017) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and novelist. A fan of film since young age, Lenzi studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and made his first film in 1958 which went unreleased, while his official debut happened in 1961 with Queen of the Seas. Lenzi's films of the 1960s followed popular trends of the era, which led to him directing several spy and erotic thriller films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Lenzi has received more than 270,800 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Umberto Lenzi is the 455th most popular film director (up from 467th in 2019), the 2,244th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,165th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Umberto Lenzi ranks 455 out of 2,041Before him are Ken Russell, Nick Castle, Philippe Garrel, Yves Allégret, Gérard Oury, and Maya Deren. After him are Jacques Deray, Delbert Mann, Glauber Rocha, Lung Chien, John Lasseter, and Yoshiyuki Tomino.

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Among people born in 1931, Umberto Lenzi ranks 164Before him are Freddy Quinn, Peter Collins, Mukaghali Makatayev, Cristina Deutekom, Adriana Asti, and Heisuke Hironaka. After him are Carl Brashear, Christian Metz, Aleksei Gubarev, Neil Postman, Dominic Chianese, and Robert Morris. Among people deceased in 2017, Umberto Lenzi ranks 149Before him are Jean d'Ormesson, Aleksey Batalov, Todor Veselinović, Don Rickles, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, and Charles Bachman. After him are Frank Vincent, Richard F. Gordon Jr., William Peter Blatty, Claude Rich, Ludmila Belousova, and Mildred Dresselhaus.

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Among people born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 2,244 out of 5,161Before him are Paolo Bonacelli (1937), Luigi Guido Grandi (1671), Fernando d'Ávalos (1489), Julian Cesarini (1398), Francesco Canova da Milano (1497), and Adriana Asti (1931). After him are Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1587), Folco Lulli (1912), Azzone Visconti (1302), Faustina Bordoni (1697), Domenico Monegario (750), and Elisabetta Gonzaga (1471).


Among film directors born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 37Before him are Valerio Zurlini (1926), Giuseppe De Santis (1917), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Luigi Comencini (1916), Alberto Lattuada (1914), and Giuliano Montaldo (1930). After him are Mauro Bolognini (1922), George P. Cosmatos (1941), Elio Petri (1929), Alessandro Blasetti (1900), Luigi Zampa (1905), and Tonino Delli Colli (1923).