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 218,535 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Umberto Lenzi is the 467th most popular film director (down from 423rd in 2019), the 2,170th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,069th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Umberto Lenzi ranks 467 out of 1,581Before him are Veljko Bulajić, Fernando Solanas, André Téchiné, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Paul W. S. Anderson, and Roland Joffé. After him are Jacques Deray, Nicolas Roeg, John Lasseter, Paweł Pawlikowski, Peter Stein, and Dadasaheb Phalke.

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Among people born in 1931, Umberto Lenzi ranks 149Before him are Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Morris, Sven Tumba, Linda Nochlin, Viliam Schrojf, and Neil Postman. After him are Bernard Francis Law, Joseph Joffo, Arawa Kimura, Seyni Kountché, David Wilkerson, and Shadia. Among people deceased in 2017, Umberto Lenzi ranks 145Before him are Viktor Gorbatko, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Claude Rich, Linda Nochlin, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Dionigi Tettamanzi. After him are Bernard Francis Law, Frank Vincent, Étienne Tshisekedi, Bayezid Osman, Anne Golon, and Quett Masire.

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Among people born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 2,170 out of 4,668Before him are Riccardo Chailly (1953), Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447), Catherine of Ricci (1522), Titus Lartius (-600), Ostilio Ricci (1540), and Dionigi Tettamanzi (1934). After him are Cigoli (1559), Alfredo Foni (1911), Viktor Dankl von Krasnik (1854), Russell Bufalino (1903), Pietro Rava (1916), and Andrea Contarini (1300).


Among film directors born in Italy, Umberto Lenzi ranks 36Before him are Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Marco Bellocchio (1939), Nanni Moretti (1953), Luigi Comencini (1916), Alberto Lattuada (1914), and Valerio Zurlini (1926). After him are Elio Petri (1929), Mauro Bolognini (1922), George P. Cosmatos (1941), Alessandro Blasetti (1900), Carlo Lizzani (1922), and Giovanni Pastrone (1883).