Bruce Lee

1940 - 1973

Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), commonly known as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Chinese, Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce Lee has received more than 31,527,256 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular actor.

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  • 111

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.57

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  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bruce Lee ranks 4 out of 8,832Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Sylvester Stallone. After him are Alain Delon, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Clint Eastwood, Brigitte Bardot, Marlene Dietrich, Al Pacino, and Marlon Brando.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Lee ranks 2Before him is Pelé. After him are John Lennon, Al Pacino, Margrethe II of Denmark, Chuck Norris, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Constantine II of Greece, and Frank Zappa. Among people deceased in 1973, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Pablo Picasso and J. R. R. Tolkien. After him are David Ben-Gurion, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, İsmet İnönü, and Pearl S. Buck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 22 out of 12,171Before him are Pocahontas (1595), Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Mark Twain (1835), James K. Polk (1795), and Neil Armstrong (1930). After him are George Washington (1732), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), Michael Jackson (1958), and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926) and Sylvester Stallone (1946). After him are Cher (1946), Clint Eastwood (1930), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Morgan Freeman (1937), James Stewart (1908), Jack Nicholson (1937), Robert De Niro (1943), and James Dean (1931).