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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 ...more

Age: 74

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

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more

Credits: The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, Shutter Island, The Departed

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#3 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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#7 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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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

Age: Died at 44 (1946-1990)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Activist, Film Producer, Actor, Writer, Film Historian

Credits: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, The Celluloid Closet, Letters from Home

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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 ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Film critic, Historian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Forgotten Silver, Entertainment Tonight, The Daytrippers, Buddies Thicker Than Water, Searchers 2.0, + more

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1943-2014)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Profession: Television director, Professor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more

Credits: 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, I Hired a Contract Killer, Time of Roses, The Count, Pockpicket - Recollections of a Helsinki Bourgeois Youth, + more

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