FILM DIRECTOR

Alfred Hitchcock

1899 - 1980

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the most influential and widely studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known as the "Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming 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 of 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 9,696,997 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 131 in 2019). Alfred Hitchcock is the 2nd most popular film director, the 23rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 26th in 2019) and the most popular British 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 1,580Before him are Steven Spielberg. After him are Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, and Sergio Leone.

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Contemporaries

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 23 out of 6,924Before him are Henry VIII of England (1491), Richard III of England (1452), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), and Alan Turing (1912). After him are Richard I of England (1157), Anne Boleyn (1501), James Cook (1728), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), John Lennon (1940), and Mary I of England (1516).

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), Alan Parker (1944), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).

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