Veit Harlan

1899 - 1964

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Veit Harlan (22 September 1899 – 13 April 1964) was a German film director and actor. Harlan reached the highpoint of his career as a director in the Nazi era; most notably his antisemitic film Jud Süß (1940) makes him controversial. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Veit Harlan has received more than 273,318 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Veit Harlan is the 375th most popular film director (up from 377th in 2019), the 2,052nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,973rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Veit Harlan ranks 375 out of 2,041Before him are Alexander Sokurov, Héctor Babenco, Leos Carax, Alexandre Astruc, Alain Tanner, and Neil Jordan. After him are Giuseppe De Santis, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, J. Lee Thompson, Saul Bass, Alexander Korda, and Roland Joffé.

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Among people born in 1899, Veit Harlan ranks 89Before him are Gustaf Gründgens, Ida Kamińska, Richard Hauptmann, Haim Arlosoroff, Benjamin Péret, and Osman Batur. After him are Hans Swarowsky, Lotte Reiniger, Max Simon, Hans Krása, Andrija Artuković, and Maria Yudina. Among people deceased in 1964, Veit Harlan ranks 56Before him are Tatyana Afanasyeva, Vladko Maček, Heinz Jost, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, Hinrich Lohse, and Prince Axel of Denmark. After him are Alan Ladd, Adib Shishakli, Anna Vyrubova, Pierre Monteux, Flannery O'Connor, and Jean Fautrier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Veit Harlan ranks 2,052 out of 7,253Before him are Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg (1711), Ulrich Mühe (1953), Ralf Hütter (1946), Frederick I, Elector Palatine (1425), Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1688), and George Müller (1805). After him are Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1727), Wolfgang Ketterle (1957), Fredrik Pacius (1809), Walter Heitz (1878), Bernd Hölzenbein (1946), and Johann Christoph Bach (1671).


Among film directors born in Germany, Veit Harlan ranks 18Before him are Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), Thea von Harbou (1888), Robert Siodmak (1900), Mike Nichols (1931), and Gustaf Gründgens (1899). After him are Lotte Reiniger (1899), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Walter Ruttmann (1887), Oskar Fischinger (1900), Walter Frentz (1907), and Alexander Kluge (1932).