Vilmos Zsigmond

1930 - 2016

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Vilmos Zsigmond ASC (Hungarian: [ˈvilmoʃ ˈʒiɡmond]; June 16, 1930 – January 1, 2016) was a Hungarian-American cinematographer. His work in cinematography helped shape the look of American movies in the 1970s, making him one of the leading figures in the American New Wave movement.Over his career he became associated with many leading American directors, such as Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, Michael Cimino and Woody Allen. He is best known for his work on the films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Deer Hunter.He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for The Deer Hunter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vilmos Zsigmond has received more than 429,991 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Vilmos Zsigmond is the 1,320th most popular religious figure (up from 1,394th in 2019), the 227th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 256th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Hungarian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Vilmos Zsigmond ranks 1,320 out of 2,272Before him are Georges Cottier, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Hieronymus von Colloredo, Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Turibius of Mogrovejo, and Dunstan. After him are Polyeuctus, Hōjō Ujimasa, John Berchmans, Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Peter Chanel, and Saint Mercurius.

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Among people born in 1930, Vilmos Zsigmond ranks 164Before him are Anatoly Lukyanov, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Israel Kirzner, John Barth, Jo Bonnier, and Stuart Lewis-Evans. After him are David Huddleston, Ernst Fuchs, Tadao Kobayashi, Guy Ligier, Gholamreza Takhti, and The Big Bopper. Among people deceased in 2016, Vilmos Zsigmond ranks 141Before him are Ilse Aichinger, Victor Stănculescu, Piet de Jong, Glenn Frey, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, and Georges Cottier. After him are Susannah Mushatt Jones, Bill Mollison, David Huddleston, Jay Wright Forrester, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, and Black.

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Among people born in Hungary, Vilmos Zsigmond ranks 227 out of 696Before him are Ferenc Erkel (1810), Josef Dobrovský (1753), Mihály Munkácsy (1844), Annie Fischer (1914), Teddy Kollek (1911), and András Schiff (1953). After him are Aladár Gerevich (1910), Alfréd Hajós (1878), Miloš Crnjanski (1893), Antal Doráti (1906), Béni Kállay (1839), and Frigyes Karinthy (1887).


Among religious figures born in Hungary, Vilmos Zsigmond ranks 6Before him are Martin of Tours (316), Kinga of Poland (1224), József Mindszenty (1892), Saint Emeric of Hungary (1000), and Yolanda of Poland (1235). After him are Péter Erdő (1952), László Paskai (1927), László Kovács (1933), László Lékai (1910), and Zoltan Sarosy (1906).