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 198,125 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Umberto Lenzi is the 423rd most popular film director (down from 411th in 2019), the 2,069th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,932nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Umberto Lenzi ranks 423 out of 1,580Before him are John Badham, Karel Reisz, René Laloux, Sam Wood, Paul Schrader, and Ernst Marischka. After him are Renny Harlin, Vicente Aranda, Hugh Hudson, Robert Rossen, Giorgi Shengelaia, and Paul W. S. Anderson.

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Among people born in 1931, Umberto Lenzi ranks 151Before him are Pascal Lissouba, Ted Kotcheff, Ola Ullsten, Yoji Yamada, Pierre Nora, and David Eddings. After him are Kiki Dimoula, Carmen Dell'Orefice, John Milnor, Manolo Escobar, Claude Piron, and Tomás Balcázar. Among people deceased in 2017, Umberto Lenzi ranks 139Before him are William Peter Blatty, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Frank Vincent, Ángel Nieto, Miguel Ferrer, and Dionigi Tettamanzi. After him are Viktor Gorbatko, Jacques Simon, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Brunhilde Pomsel, Charles Bachman, and Tom Petty.

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Among people born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 2,069 out of 4,088Before him are Domenico Gabrielli (1659), Andrea Contarini (1300), Guido Guinizelli (1230), Girolamo Aleandro (1480), Saint Homobonus (1117), and Baldus de Ubaldis (1327). After him are Lorenzo Bartolini (1777), Vincenzo II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1594), Carlo Sforza (1872), Luciana Paluzzi (1937), Maria Domenica Mazzarello (1837), and Emma of Italy (null).


Among film directors born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 36Before him are Giuseppe De Santis (1917), Ermanno Olmi (1931), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Luigi Comencini (1916), Valerio Zurlini (1926), and Alberto Lattuada (1914). After him are George P. Cosmatos (1941), Elio Petri (1929), Alessandro Blasetti (1900), Mauro Bolognini (1922), Sergio Sollima (1921), and Carlo Lizzani (1922).