D. A. Pennebaker

1925 - 2019

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Donn Alan Pennebaker (; July 15, 1925 – August 1, 2019) was an American documentary filmmaker and one of the pioneers of direct cinema. Performing arts and politics were his primary subjects. In 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. A. Pennebaker has received more than 375,054 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). D. A. Pennebaker is the 1,248th most popular film director (down from 1,189th in 2019), the 8,894th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,603rd in 2019) and the 340th most popular Film Director.

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  • 19

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  • 3.32

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Among film directors, D. A. Pennebaker ranks 1,248 out of 1,581Before him are Vincent Sherman, Alain Jessua, Corey Allen, Dan Gilroy, Arnaud Desplechin, and Jon Watts. After him are Bertrand Bonello, Konstantin Lopushansky, Kelly Reichardt, Gregg Araki, Shekhar Kapur, and Robert Surtees.

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Among people born in 1925, D. A. Pennebaker ranks 414Before him are Solomon Marcus, Peter Seeberg, Grigory Mkrtychan, June Christy, Joan Leslie, and Robert B. Sherman. After him are Janet Rowley, Ilona Novák, Bruno Pesaola, Yuriy Lituyev, Raja Ramanna, and Shirley Strickland. Among people deceased in 2019, D. A. Pennebaker ranks 399Before him are Raymond Leppard, Shivakumara Swami, Ivan Kizimov, Nikolai Gorbachev, Chuck Peddle, and Martin Feldstein. After him are Sara Danius, Blanca Fernández Ochoa, Sigvard Ericsson, Carmine Caridi, Ilona Novák, and Giovanni Bramucci.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, D. A. Pennebaker ranks 8,894 out of 18,182Before him are John B. Taylor (1946), Frances Dee (1909), Abigail Johnson (1961), Edward Givens (1930), Benjamin Harrison V (1726), and Tovah Feldshuh (1952). After him are Kristin Hannah (1960), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (1986), Renée Richards (1934), Donald Gibb (1954), Kevin Randleman (1971), and Mary Carew (1913).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, D. A. Pennebaker ranks 340Before him are Scott Derrickson (1966), Carl Foreman (1914), Vincent Sherman (1906), Corey Allen (1934), Dan Gilroy (1959), and Jon Watts (1981). After him are Kelly Reichardt (1964), Gregg Araki (1959), Robert Surtees (1906), Jay Roach (1957), Nunnally Johnson (1897), and Peyton Reed (1964).