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Vittorio De Sica

1901 - 1974

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Vittorio De Sica ( də SEE-kə, Italian: [vitˈtɔːrjo de ˈsiːka]; 7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian film director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Widely considered one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, 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 1,235,490 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Vittorio De Sica is the 37th most popular film director, the 384th most popular biography from Italy (up from 398th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Film Director.

Vittorio De Sica is most famous for his use of neorealism in his films. Neorealism is a style of filmmaking that seeks to represent the reality of life.

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Among film directors, Vittorio De Sica ranks 37 out of 1,581Before him are Fritz Lang, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder, Roberto Rossellini, John Ford, and Paul Verhoeven. After him are Wim Wenders, Andrzej Wajda, Ken Loach, Tinto Brass, Michael Haneke, and James Cameron.

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Among people born in 1901, Vittorio De Sica ranks 20Before him are Leopold III of Belgium, Ngo Dinh Diem, Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Alberto Giacometti, and Paul of Greece. After him are André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Joaquín Rodrigo, Margaret Mead, and Jean Dubuffet. Among people deceased in 1974, Vittorio De Sica ranks 8Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, Juan Perón, James Chadwick, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko. After him are Amin al-Husseini, Pär Lagerkvist, Baldur von Schirach, U Thant, Imre Lakatos, and Rudolf Dassler.

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Among people born in Italy, Vittorio De Sica ranks 384 out of 4,668Before him are Camillo Golgi (1843), Bronzino (1503), Annibale Carracci (1560), Pope Pelagius II (520), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), and Pope Anacletus (1). After him are Charles I of Hungary (1288), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), and Pietro Mascagni (1863).


Among film directors born in Italy, Vittorio De Sica ranks 8Before him are Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Luchino Visconti (1906), Sergio Leone (1929), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), and Roberto Rossellini (1906). After him are Tinto Brass (1933), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Frank Capra (1897), Dario Argento (1940), Lina Wertmüller (1928), and Ettore Scola (1931).