Buster Keaton

1895 - 1966

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian and film director. He is best known for his silent films during the 1920s, in which he performed physical comedy and inventive stunts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buster Keaton has received more than 7,373,490 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Buster Keaton is the 103rd most popular actor (up from 111th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from United States (up from 212th in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Actor.

Buster Keaton is most famous for his silent comedy films.

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  • 7.4M

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  • 80

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  • 6.53

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  • 5.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Buster Keaton ranks 103 out of 13,578Before him are Leslie Nielsen, Robert Redford, Gregory Peck, Mel Gibson, Jon Voight, and Ben Affleck. After him are Steve McQueen, Cameron Diaz, Richard Gere, Rutger Hauer, Jet Li, and Charlotte Rampling.

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Among people born in 1895, Buster Keaton ranks 7Before him are George VI, Juan Perón, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Amin al-Husseini. After him are Richard Sorge, Ernst Jünger, Wilm Hosenfeld, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Max Horkheimer, and Anna Freud. Among people deceased in 1966, Buster Keaton ranks 3Before him are Walt Disney, and André Breton. After him are Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Georges Lemaître, Sayyid Qutb, Sergei Korolev, Ken Miles, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, and Jean Arp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 202 out of 20,380Before him are Brigham Young (1801), Jon Voight (1938), Ben Affleck (1972), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Whitney Houston (1963), and Herman Melville (1819). After him are Johnny Cash (1932), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Steve McQueen (1930), Thomas Kuhn (1922), John B. Watson (1878), and John Williams (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 51Before him are Sigourney Weaver (1949), Robert Redford (1936), Gregory Peck (1916), Mel Gibson (1956), Jon Voight (1938), and Ben Affleck (1972). After him are Steve McQueen (1930), Cameron Diaz (1972), Richard Gere (1949), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), and Peter Falk (1927).

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