Wong Kar-wai

1958 - Today

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Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong film director. His films are characterised by nonlinear narratives, atmospheric music, and vivid cinematography involving bold, saturated colours. A pivotal figure of Hong Kong cinema, Wong has had a considerable influence on filmmaking with his trademark personal, unconventional approach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wong Kar-wai has received more than 2,037,298 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Wong Kar-wai is the 194th most popular film director (up from 209th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from China (up from 336th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Film Director.

Wong Kar-wai is most famous for his films, which are often characterized by their slow pace, visual style, and romanticism.

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  • 42

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  • 7.02

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  • 2.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Wong Kar-wai ranks 194 out of 1,580Before him are Kim Ki-duk, Yılmaz Güney, Roland Emmerich, Lina Wertmüller, Spike Lee, and Gojko Mitić. After him are Otto Preminger, Robert Siodmak, John G. Avildsen, Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Cuarón, and Thea von Harbou.

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Among people born in 1958, Wong Kar-wai ranks 28Before him are Keith Haring, Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Politkovskaya, Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, and Boris Tadić. After him are Hugo Sánchez, Andre Geim, Robert Patrick, Lyudmila Putina, Tzipi Livni, and Janez Janša.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wong Kar-wai ranks 300 out of 1,186Before him are Shitao (1642), Yu Jin (200), Qi Jiguang (1527), Zhu Rongji (1928), Zhong Hui (225), and Gong Li (1965). After him are Huang Chao (801), Empress Dowager Ci'an (1837), Lao She (1899), Emperor Ningzong (1168), Zaifeng, Prince Chun (1883), and Liu Zhang (200).


Among film directors born in China, Wong Kar-wai ranks 3Before him are Zhang Yimou (1950) and John Woo (1946). After him are Terence Young (1915), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Chen Kaige (1952), Lo Wei (1918), Edward Yang (1947), King Hu (1932), Ann Hui (1947), Xie Jin (1923), and Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952).