Burt Lancaster

1913 - 1994

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Burton Stephen Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a 45-year career in film and, later, television. He was a four-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actor (winning once), and he also won two BAFTA Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burt Lancaster has received more than 6,622,816 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Burt Lancaster is the 124th most popular actor (up from 146th in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from United States (up from 285th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Actor.

Burt Lancaster is most famous for his roles in the films Elmer Gantry, From Here to Eternity, The Leopard, and Atlantic City.

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Among actors, Burt Lancaster ranks 124 out of 10,030Before him are Stan Laurel, Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Hardy. After him are Jean Renoir, Rita Hayworth, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Monica Bellucci, and Keanu Reeves.

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Among people born in 1913, Burt Lancaster ranks 11Before him are Vivien Leigh, Gerald Ford, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, Robert Capa, and Jean Marais. After him are Paul Ricœur, Ramón Mercader, Klaus Barbie, Claude Simon, Benjamin Britten, and Gustáv Husák. Among people deceased in 1994, Burt Lancaster ranks 13Before him are Eugène Ionesco, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, and Andrei Chikatilo. After him are Kurt Cobain, Giulietta Masina, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mas Oyama, Léon Degrelle, and Paul Feyerabend.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burt Lancaster ranks 256 out of 15,968Before him are Buffalo Bill (1846), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Joseph Smith (1805), Oliver Hardy (1892), O. Henry (1862), and Arthur Miller (1915). After him are Jesse James (1847), Rita Hayworth (1918), Jerry Brown (1938), Colonel Sanders (1890), Jack Kerouac (1922), and J. Edgar Hoover (1895).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burt Lancaster ranks 67Before him are Gene Hackman (1930), Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Lee Van Cleef (1925), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Oliver Hardy (1892). After him are Rita Hayworth (1918), Shirley Temple (1928), Diane Keaton (1946), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Bette Davis (1908), and Gwyneth Paltrow (1972).

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