Alan Ball

1957 - Today

Alan Ball

Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater. Ball wrote the screenplay for American Beauty, for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also created the series Six Feet Under and True Blood, works for which he earned an Emmy as well as awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds of America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Ball has received more than 42,941 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 934th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 43k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Alan Ball ranks 934 out of 1,305Before him are Matt Reeves, Nunnally Johnson, Rachid Bouchareb, Fran Walsh, Bent Hamer, and Ritwik Ghatak. After him are Elia Suleiman, Juan José Campanella, Christian Petzold, John Singleton, Karen Shakhnazarov, and Lloyd Kaufman.

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Among people born in 1957, Alan Ball ranks 257Before him are Jake E. Lee, Lyle Lovett, Željko Ivanek, Martin Donovan, Glenn Hoddle, and Stefano Tacconi. After him are Jennifer Batten, Yuri Shevchuk, Zhao Leji, Daniel Scioli, Sheila E., and Viktor Khristenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Ball ranks 6,497 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Paul Chan (1950), Jack McDevitt (1935), Carol Heiss (1940), Gary Lockwood (1937), Stephen Colbert (1964), and Warren E. Burger (1907). After him are Hamilton Fish (1808), Stephen Dorff (1973), Rogers Hornsby (1896), Ramsey Clark (1927), John Norman (1931), and Gerry Goffin (1939).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Alan Ball ranks 242Before him are Todd Haynes (1961), Doug Liman (1965), Stephen Sommers (1962), Adam McKay (1968), Wesley Ruggles (1889), and Matt Reeves (1966). After him are John Singleton (1968), Lloyd Kaufman (1945), Todd Phillips (1970), Haskell Wexler (1922), David Twohy (1955), and Wally Pfister (1961).

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