Barry Levinson

1942 - Today

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Barry Lee Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, comedy writer, comedian and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Levinson has received more than 2,177,832 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Barry Levinson is the 216th most popular film director (up from 324th in 2019), the 1,417th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,132nd in 2019) and the 60th most popular American Film Director.

Barry Levinson is most famous for his work as a director and screenwriter.

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Among film directors, Barry Levinson ranks 216 out of 1,580Before him are Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lucio Fulci, Stephen Frears, and Alan J. Pakula. After him are Mario Bava, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh, Terence Young, Steven Soderbergh, and David Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1942, Barry Levinson ranks 96Before him are Karen Grassle, Daniela Bianchi, Giuseppe Bertello, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, George Vella, and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. After him are Bob Ross, Amine Gemayel, Margarethe von Trotta, Margaret Court, Carlos Monzón, and Carole King.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Levinson ranks 1,417 out of 15,968Before him are Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), John Mott (1865), and Rollo May (1909). After him are Robert Bloch (1917), Sidney Bechet (1897), Dirk Benedict (1945), Lawrence Klein (1920), Val Kilmer (1959), and Chris Cornell (1964).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Barry Levinson ranks 60Before him are John G. Avildsen (1935), Gus Van Sant (1952), Nicholas Ray (1911), John Sturges (1910), Arthur Penn (1922), and Alan J. Pakula (1928). After him are Henry Hathaway (1898), Raoul Walsh (1887), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Edwin S. Porter (1870), Roger Corman (1926), and Stanley Kramer (1913).