Allan Dwan

1885 - 1981

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Allan Dwan (born Joseph Aloysius Dwan; April 3, 1885 – December 28, 1981) was a pioneering Canadian-born American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allan Dwan has received more than 174,131 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Allan Dwan is the 716th most popular film director (down from 656th in 2019), the 228th most popular biography from Canada (down from 204th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Allan Dwan ranks 716 out of 1,580Before him are Yash Chopra, Wolfgang Staudte, Hong Sang-soo, Yorgos Lanthimos, Ruy Guerra, and Joshua Logan. After him are Souleymane Cissé, Pupi Avati, Bob Rafelson, Dan O'Bannon, Michel Audiard, and Ivan Pyryev.

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Among people born in 1885, Allan Dwan ranks 135Before him are Dora Pejačević, Francisco Olazar, Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Henry Taylor, and Zhou Zuoren. After him are Juhan Kukk, Sigrid Hjertén, Alice Paul, Anna Hübler, Ralph Rose, and Louise Bryant. Among people deceased in 1981, Allan Dwan ranks 125Before him are François Bordes, Aleksandra Beļcova, Antonio Berni, Julio Libonatti, Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, and Robert Montgomery. After him are Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, D. R. Bendre, Ludwig Goldbrunner, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, Rudolf Krčil, and Hoagy Carmichael.

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Among people born in Canada, Allan Dwan ranks 228 out of 1,130Before him are Kim Coates (1958), Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661), Michael Bublé (1975), The Weeknd (1990), Norman L. Bowen (1887), and Deborah Kara Unger (1966). After him are Harry Saltzman (1915), Hal Foster (1892), Bobby Hull (1939), Percy Williams (1908), Gordon R. Dickson (1923), and Stephen Amell (1981).


Among film directors born in Canada, Allan Dwan ranks 13Before him are Denis Villeneuve (1967), Ted Kotcheff (1931), Arthur Hiller (1923), Mark Robson (1913), Paul Haggis (1953), and Roger Spottiswoode (1945). After him are Jean-Marc Vallée (1963), Richard Williams (1933), David Furnish (1962), Roger Avary (1965), Mary Harron (1953), and Shawn Levy (1968).