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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 film work, in which his trademark was physical comedy accompanied by a 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buster Keaton has received more than 6,098,981 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Buster Keaton is the 111th most popular actor (down from 88th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from United States (down from 183rd in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Actor.

Buster Keaton is most famous for his silent comedy films.

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Among actors, Buster Keaton ranks 111 out of 9,996Before him are Ben Affleck, Henry Fonda, Christopher Reeve, Mel Gibson, Charlton Heston, and Jean Gabin. After him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Monica Bellucci, Olivia de Havilland, John Travolta, Keanu Reeves, and Donald Sutherland.

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Among people born in 1895, Buster Keaton ranks 6Before him are George VI, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, Juan Perón, and Richard Sorge. After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Anna Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Wilm Hosenfeld, and Nikolai Yezhov. Among people deceased in 1966, Buster Keaton ranks 6Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, and Anna Akhmatova. After him are Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Sayyid Qutb.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 212 out of 18,182Before him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Jesse Owens (1913), Mel Gibson (1956), Philip K. Dick (1928), Charlton Heston (1923), and Coen brothers (null). After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Miles Davis (1926), James Brown (1933), Frank Zappa (1940), and Edwin McMillan (1907).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Buster Keaton ranks 56Before him are Alec Baldwin (1958), Ben Affleck (1972), Henry Fonda (1905), Christopher Reeve (1952), Mel Gibson (1956), and Charlton Heston (1923). After him are John Travolta (1954), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Cameron Diaz (1972), Spencer Tracy (1900), and Peter Falk (1927).

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