Walerian Borowczyk

1923 - 2006

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Walerian Borowczyk (21 October 1923 – 3 February 2006) was an internationally known Polish film director described by film critics as a 'genius who also happened to be a pornographer'. He directed 40 films between 1946 and 1988. Borowczyk settled in Paris in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walerian Borowczyk has received more than 268,578 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Walerian Borowczyk is the 342nd most popular film director (down from 331st in 2019), the 362nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 364th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Walerian Borowczyk ranks 342 out of 1,581Before him are Edward Zwick, Makoto Shinkai, Samuel Fuller, Maya Deren, Guy Hamilton, and Robert Frank. After him are Mamoru Oshii, Bong Joon-ho, Russ Meyer, William A. Wellman, Nick Castle, and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

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Among people born in 1923, Walerian Borowczyk ranks 97Before him are Gyula Lóránt, Zlatko Čajkovski, Gloria Grahame, André Courrèges, Maria Gripe, and Yves Bonnefoy. After him are Estelle Getty, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Maxwell, Belisario Betancur, Uziel Gal, and Ernst Nolte. Among people deceased in 2006, Walerian Borowczyk ranks 87Before him are Sven Nykvist, Peter Benchley, Jane Jacobs, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jack Warden, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer. After him are Robert Plutchik, Peter Norman, Prince George William of Hanover, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Igor Sergeyev, and Mako.

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Among people born in Poland, Walerian Borowczyk ranks 362 out of 1,454Before him are Roman Ingarden (1893), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699), and Samuel Goldwyn (1879). After him are Joachim Kroll (1933), Mateusz Morawiecki (1968), Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Lestek (870), and Werner Naumann (1909).


Among film directors born in Poland, Walerian Borowczyk ranks 11Before him are Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Robert Wiene (1873), Jean Epstein (1897), and Krzysztof Zanussi (1939). After him are Jerzy Hoffman (1932), Jerzy Stuhr (1947), Paweł Pawlikowski (1957), Max Fleischer (1883), Wojciech Has (1925), and Andrzej Munk (1921).