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List of famous male film historians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male film historians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being film historians. There are thousand of males working as film historians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic film historians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a film historian then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Ulrich Gregor and Charles Musser include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male film historians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male film historians?" and "Who are the best male film historians?"
Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Film Historians
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Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards. Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Vito Russo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Film Historians
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Vito Russo was an American LGBT activist, film historian and author who is best remembered as the author of the book The Celluloid Closet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1946-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Leonard Maltin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Film Historians
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Leonard Michael Maltin is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. He is known as a "go-to" critic for the major studios, for writing the shortest review in the U.S. and creating the Walt Disney Treasures series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Peter von Bagh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Film Historians
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Kari Peter Conrad von Bagh was a Finnish film historian and director. Von Bagh worked as the head of the Finnish Film Archive. He was the editor-in-chief of Filmihullu magazine and co-founder and director of the Midnight Sun Film Festival. Since 2001, he had been the artistic director of the film festival Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna. Von Bagh was a member of the jury in the competition category of 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Films directed by Peter von Bagh are screened at prestigious international forums, including an extensive retrospective of his works at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and Festival Internacional de Cine Independente in Buenos Aires in 2012, and at the Tromsø ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1943-2014)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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