Vittorio De Sica

1901 - 1974

Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica ( də SEE-kə, Italian: [vitˈtɔːrjo de ˈsiːka]; 7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves (honorary), while Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and Il giardino dei Finzi Contini won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Indeed, the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vittorio De Sica has received more than 661,888 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Vittorio De Sica ranks 36 out of 1,305Before him are Agnès Varda, Quentin Tarantino, Franco Zeffirelli, David Lynch, Andrzej Wajda, and Roberto Rossellini. After him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Billy Wilder, Paul Verhoeven, Wim Wenders, James Cameron, and Lars von Trier.

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Among people born in 1901, Vittorio De Sica ranks 19Before him are Alberto Giacometti, Leopold III of Belgium, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, and Ngo Dinh Diem. After him are Paul of Greece, Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Malraux, Joaquín Rodrigo, Max Euwe, and Ernest Lawrence. Among people deceased in 1974, Vittorio De Sica ranks 7Before him are Oskar Schindler, Charles Lindbergh, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, Juan Perón, and James Chadwick. After him are Pär Lagerkvist, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, U Thant, Rudolf Dassler, Amin al-Husseini, and Baldur von Schirach.

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Among people born in Italy, Vittorio De Sica ranks 347 out of 3,282Before him are Nino Rota (1911), Bronzino (1503), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Pope Hormisdas (450), Roberto Rossellini (1906), and Philip Neri (1515). After him are Constans (320), Parmigianino (1503), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Andrea Doria (1466), Pope Celestine V (1215), and Pope Leo IV (790).


Among film directors born in Italy, Vittorio De Sica ranks 9Before him are Sergio Leone (1929), Luchino Visconti (1906), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Roberto Rossellini (1906). After him are Tinto Brass (1933), Frank Capra (1897), Dario Argento (1940), Ettore Scola (1931), Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), and Francesco Rosi (1922).

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