Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage." He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). His work profoundly influenced early filmmakers owing to his innovative use of and writings about montage.
- Known For: Directing
- Birthday: 1898-01-23
- Place of Birth: Riga, Russian Empire
- Also Known As: Sergei M. Eisenstein, S. M. Eisenstein, S.M. Eisenstein, S. Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Sergei Eisenstein, Sergei Eizenshtein, Sergueï Mikhaïlovitch Eisenstein, Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, Сергей Эйзенштейн, 세르게이 에이젠슈타인, 세르게이 미하일로비치 예이젠시테인, 세르게이 예이젠시테인, 세르게이 미하일로비치 에이젠슈타인, Sergej Michajlovič Ėjzenštejn, Sergej Ėjzenštejn