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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 918,376 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Carol Reed is the 296th most popular film director (down from 267th in 2019), the 1,236th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,146th in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Carol Reed ranks 296 out of 1,581Before him are Garry Marshall, Richard Brooks, Mike Nichols, Béla Tarr, M. Night Shyamalan, and Leos Carax. After him are Ermanno Olmi, Tsui Hark, Henry King, John Landis, Jim Henson, and Gaspar Noé.

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Among people born in 1906, Carol Reed ranks 91Before him are Luis Federico Leloir, Primo Carnera, Jacques Becker, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Heinrich Schwarz, and Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev. After him are Joaquín Balaguer, Giuseppe Siri, Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, Louise Brooks, Edmond Debeaumarché, and Curtis LeMay. Among people deceased in 1976, Carol Reed ranks 63Before him are Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Arnold Gehlen, Walter Warlimont, Harry Nyquist, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Gregor Piatigorsky. After him are Phil Ochs, Mikhail Gurevich, Géza Anda, David Elazar, Alexandros Panagoulis, and Lee J. Cobb.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Carol Reed ranks 1,236 out of 7,765Before him are Eddie Redmayne (1982), Victoria Beckham (1974), Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1874), and Richard J. Roberts (1943). After him are Hugh Griffith (1912), Joan Plowright (1929), Alexander I of Scotland (1078), John Nettles (1943), Catherine Eddowes (1842), and Martin Frobisher (1535).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Carol Reed ranks 19Before him are Tony Richardson (1928), Mike Newell (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), David Hamilton (1933), John Schlesinger (1926), and Frank Lloyd (1886). After him are Sam Mendes (1965), John Boorman (1933), Ken Russell (1927), John Guillermin (1925), Derek Jarman (1942), and Anthony Minghella (1954).