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 under the Nazi era, especially 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 166,488 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Veit Harlan is the 349th most popular film director (down from 338th in 2019), the 1,839th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,711th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Veit Harlan ranks 349 out of 1,580Before him are Gaspar Noé, Claude Sautet, Maya Deren, Ermanno Olmi, Jack L. Warner, and Emilio Fernández. After him are Francis Veber, Ub Iwerks, John Guillermin, Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, and Paolo Sorrentino.

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Among people born in 1899, Veit Harlan ranks 77Before him are Nicolas Frantz, Franz Jonas, Benjamin Péret, Mart Stam, Lotte Reiniger, and Marcel Achard. After him are Hayato Ikeda, Adam Rainer, Hans Swarowsky, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Artur da Costa e Silva, and Michał Kalecki. Among people deceased in 1964, Veit Harlan ranks 53Before him are Bechara El Khoury, Pedro Petrone, Gerald Gardner, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Tatyana Afanasyeva, and Jean Fautrier. After him are Heinz Jost, Firmin Lambot, Hinrich Lohse, Franz Alexander, Ben Hecht, and Flaminio Bertoni.

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Among people born in Germany, Veit Harlan ranks 1,839 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Buch (1883), Ernst Busch (1900), Erdoğan Atalay (1966), Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg (1623), Wilhelm Schepmann (1894), and Heinrich Bär (1913). After him are Friedrich Kasimir Medikus (1736), Eduard Wirths (1909), Tobias Mayer (1723), Richard Z. Kruspe (1967), Alfred Schmidt (1931), and Marie of Saxe-Altenburg (1818).


Among film directors born in Germany, Veit Harlan ranks 19Before him are Thea von Harbou (1888), Mike Nichols (1931), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), Oskar Fischinger (1900), and Lotte Reiniger (1899). After him are Walter Ruttmann (1887), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Alexander Kluge (1932), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Henry Koster (1905), and Joseph Vilsmaier (1939).