FILM DIRECTOR

Alfred Hitchcock

1899 - 1980

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English filmmaker widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema. In a career spanning six decades, he directed over 50 feature films, many of which are still widely watched and studied today. Known as the "Master of Suspense", he became as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting and producing the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–65). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Hitchcock has received more than 12,483,829 page views. His biography is available in 138 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 135 in 2019). Alfred Hitchcock is the 2nd most popular film director, the 23rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 22nd in 2019) and the most popular Film Director.

Alfred Hitchcock is most famous for his contributions to the thriller and suspense genres. He directed and produced more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming one of the most influential directors in cinematic history.

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 2 out of 1,581Before him are Steven Spielberg. After him are Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Sergei Eisenstein, and Roman Polanski.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 2Before him is Huang Xianfan. After him are Ernest Hemingway, Al Capone, Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1980, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 3Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre and Josip Broz Tito. After him are Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, John Lennon, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, and Jesse Owens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 23 out of 7,765Before him are Michael Faraday (1791), Agatha Christie (1890), Alan Turing (1912), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), and Mary I of England (1516). After him are Richard I of England (1157), Charles Dickens (1812), James Cook (1728), Alexander Fleming (1881), Anne Boleyn (1501), and John Maynard Keynes (1883).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 1After him are Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), Richard Attenborough (1923), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).

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