Buster Keaton

1895 - 1966

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929" when he "worked without interruption" as having made him "the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies". In 1996, Entertainment Weekly recognized Keaton as the seventh-greatest film director, and in 1999 the American Film Institute ranked him as the 21st-greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema.Working with independent producer Joseph M. Schenck and filmmaker Edward F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buster Keaton has received more than 5,577,768 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Buster Keaton is the 88th most popular actor (down from 86th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from United States (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Actor.

Buster Keaton is most famous for his silent comedy films.

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Among actors, Buster Keaton ranks 88 out of 10,030Before him are Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, Peter Falk, Michael Gambon, and Gregory Peck. After him are John Travolta, Charlton Heston, Gloria Stuart, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Sutherland, and Johnny Depp.

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Among people born in 1895, Buster Keaton ranks 7Before him are George VI, Carl Orff, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Juan Perón, Anna Freud, and Richard Sorge. After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, and J. Edgar Hoover. Among people deceased in 1966, Buster Keaton ranks 3Before him are Walt Disney and André Breton. After him are Alberto Giacometti, Georges Lemaître, Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Giuseppe Farina.

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Among people born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 183 out of 15,968Before him are Gene Cernan (1934), Patti Smith (1946), Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and Billy the Kid (1859). After him are John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Edward Thorndike (1874), and Talcott Parsons (1902).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 43Before him are Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), and Gregory Peck (1916). After him are John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Johnny Depp (1963), and Tom Cruise (1962).

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