Arthur Hiller

1923 - 2016

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Arthur Hiller, (November 22, 1923 – August 17, 2016) was a Canadian television and film director with over 33 films to his credit during a 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the U.S. By the late 1950s he began directing films, most often comedies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Hiller has received more than 740,318 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Arthur Hiller is the 438th most popular film director (up from 498th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Canada (up from 151st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Arthur Hiller ranks 438 out of 2,041Before him are Takashi Miike, Walter Lantz, Bo Widerberg, Delmer Daves, Yuri Norstein, and Ariane Mnouchkine. After him are Thomas Vinterberg, Jacques Tourneur, Louis Feuillade, Bertrand Blier, René Laloux, and Don Bluth.

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Among people born in 1923, Arthur Hiller ranks 131Before him are Judith Kerr, Bert Kaempfert, Wes Montgomery, Elisabeth Becker, Álvaro Mutis, and Carl Djerassi. After him are Joseph Heller, Estelle Getty, Lucía Hiriart, Erroll Garner, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, and Mario Brega. Among people deceased in 2016, Arthur Hiller ranks 141Before him are Fredrik Barth, Neville Marriner, Maurice White, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Gordie Howe, and Roger Y. Tsien. After him are Chus Lampreave, Piet de Jong, Anker Jørgensen, Silvana Pampanini, Trifon Ivanov, and Zdravko Tolimir.

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Among people born in Canada, Arthur Hiller ranks 131 out of 1,622Before him are William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Lorne Greene (1915), John Stanley Plaskett (1865), William Osler (1849), Evangeline Lilly (1979), and Gordie Howe (1928). After him are Ian Stevenson (1918), Joseph Wiseman (1918), Katheryn Winnick (1977), Louis Riel (1844), Rocky Johnson (1944), and Gil Evans (1912).


Among film directors born in Canada, Arthur Hiller ranks 7Before him are James Cameron (1954), David Cronenberg (1943), Norman Jewison (1926), Edward Dmytryk (1908), Denis Villeneuve (1967), and Jack L. Warner (1892). After him are Ted Kotcheff (1931), Denys Arcand (1941), Roger Spottiswoode (1945), Allan Dwan (1885), Mark Robson (1913), and Paul Haggis (1953).