Carol Reed

1906 - 1976

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Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director and producer, best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Third Man (1949), and Oliver! (1968), for which he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Director. Odd Man Out was the first recipient of the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carol Reed has received more than 1,121,886 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Carol Reed is the 217th most popular film director (up from 297th in 2019), the 932nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,232nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Film Director.

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  • 42

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  • 5.32

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  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Carol Reed has had the most page views in the with 161,442 views, followed by Spanish (14,598), and Italian (12,086). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (80.09%), Chinese (75.03%), and Malagasy (74.12%)


Among film directors, Carol Reed ranks 217 out of 2,041Before him are Thea von Harbou, Alan J. Pakula, Mahesh Bhatt, Alfonso Cuarón, Robert Wise, and Liliana Cavani. After him are Gojko Mitić, Barry Levinson, Guy Ritchie, Robert Wiene, Nanni Moretti, and Tony Richardson.

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Among people born in 1906, Carol Reed ranks 70Before him are Anthony Mann, Nelson Goodman, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Luis Federico Leloir, Douglas McGregor, and Zhou Youguang. After him are Gusztáv Sebes, Missak Manouchian, Walter Rauff, Jacques Becker, George Wald, and Louise Brooks. Among people deceased in 1976, Carol Reed ranks 53Before him are George Whipple, George Ostrogorsky, Eileen Gray, Phil Ochs, Carlo Gambino, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. After him are Ivan Yakubovsky, Silvana Armenulić, Mitsuo Fuchida, Michael Polanyi, Lin Yutang, and Lee J. Cobb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Carol Reed ranks 932 out of 8,785Before him are John Dryden (1631), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Arthur Hailey (1920), Karl Jenkins (1944), Samuel Pepys (1633), and John Harvard (1607). After him are Duncan Edwards (1936), Michael Atiyah (1929), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Thomas Lipton (1848), Orlando Bloom (1977), and Richard Stone (1913).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Carol Reed ranks 14Before him are Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Greenaway (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), Mike Newell (1942), and Danny Boyle (1956). After him are Guy Ritchie (1968), Tony Richardson (1928), Frank Lloyd (1886), David Hamilton (1933), John Schlesinger (1926), and Adrian Lyne (1941).