Buster Keaton

1895 - 1966

Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. 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" on a series of films that make him "the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buster Keaton has received more than 4,092,250 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular actor.

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  • 4.67

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Among actors, Buster Keaton ranks 88 out of 8,832Before him are Leslie Nielsen, John Travolta, Gregory Peck, Johnny Depp, Gloria Stuart, and Richard Gere. After him are Julie Andrews, Rita Hayworth, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, and Charlton Heston.

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Among people born in 1895, Buster Keaton ranks 5Before him are George VI, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, and Juan Perón. After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Anna Freud, Max Horkheimer, Mikhail Bakhtin, Nikolai Yezhov, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Ernst Jünger. Among people deceased in 1966, Buster Keaton ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, and Alberto Giacometti. After him are Sergei Korolev, Anna Akhmatova, Jean Arp, Georges Lemaître, Sepp Dietrich, Peter Debye, Giuseppe Farina, and Cemal Gürsel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 173 out of 12,171Before him are Johnny Depp (1963), Patti Smith (1946), Ted Bundy (1946), Gloria Stuart (1910), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Richard Gere (1949). After him are Rita Hayworth (1918), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Tom Cruise (1962), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Samuel L. Jackson (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 44Before him are Steve McQueen (1930), John Travolta (1954), Gregory Peck (1916), Johnny Depp (1963), Gloria Stuart (1910), and Richard Gere (1949). After him are Rita Hayworth (1918), Tom Cruise (1962), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Tom Hanks (1956), Charlton Heston (1923), and Orson Welles (1915).