Alec Guinness

1914 - 2000

Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers (1955). He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alec Guinness has received more than 5,803,578 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 283rd most popular actor.

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  • 64.49

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  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Alec Guinness ranks 282 out of 8,832Before him are Isabelle Huppert, Pierre Richard, Gena Rowlands, Joan Fontaine, Liza Minnelli, and Talia Shire. After him are Dwayne Johnson, Gene Kelly, Martin Landau, Errol Flynn, John Cassavetes, and Romina Power.

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Among people born in 1914, Alec Guinness ranks 19Before him are Octavio Paz, Richard Widmark, Lída Baarová, Bohumil Hrabal, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Aribert Heim. After him are Tyrone Power, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Raymond Davis Jr., Willi Stoph, Joe DiMaggio, and Joe Louis. Among people deceased in 2000, Alec Guinness ranks 15Before him are Victor Borge, René Favaloro, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Lída Baarová, Stanley Matthews, and Carl Barks. After him are Gherman Titov, Vittorio Gassman, Arkan, Walter Matthau, Louis Néel, and Jason Robards.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alec Guinness ranks 424 out of 5,347Before him are Fred Perry (1909), Norman Haworth (1883), Margot Fonteyn (1919), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), Robert II of Scotland (1316), and Richard Attenborough (1923). After him are Peter Brook (1925), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Oliver Sacks (1933), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Erasmus Darwin (1731), and William McMaster Murdoch (1873).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alec Guinness ranks 41Before him are Timothy Dalton (1946), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Patrick Stewart (1940), Donald Pleasence (1919), David Niven (1910), and Colin Firth (1960). After him are Albert Finney (1936), Deborah Kerr (1921), Ian Holm (1931), John Cleese (1939), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), and Boris Karloff (1887).