Dan O'Bannon

1946 - 2009

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Daniel Thomas O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.O'Bannon wrote the screenplay for Alien, adapted from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett. He also wrote and directed the horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan O'Bannon has received more than 694,050 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Dan O'Bannon is the 720th most popular film director (down from 714th in 2019), the 4,673rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,596th in 2019) and the 186th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Dan O'Bannon ranks 720 out of 1,580Before him are Ruy Guerra, Joshua Logan, Allan Dwan, Souleymane Cissé, Pupi Avati, and Bob Rafelson. After him are Michel Audiard, Ivan Pyryev, Lucian Pintilie, Timur Bekmambetov, Bernd Eichinger, and Chris Carter.

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Among people born in 1946, Dan O'Bannon ranks 302Before him are Don Schollander, Patty Duke, Jiří Bělohlávek, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Andrew Yao, and Willy van der Kuijlen. After him are Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, Robert Gadocha, Hanan Ashrawi, Leszek Miller, Anatoliy Byshovets, and Stuart Wilson. Among people deceased in 2009, Dan O'Bannon ranks 163Before him are Stéphanos II Ghattas, Valentin Varennikov, Harry Patch, Venetia Burney, Karl Koller, and Henri Pousseur. After him are Amir Pnueli, Yoshito Usui, Juvenal Amarijo, Tullio Pinelli, Lino Aldani, and Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dan O'Bannon ranks 4,673 out of 15,968Before him are Jim Beaver (1950), Donn F. Eisele (1930), Stephen Collins (1947), Bob Rafelson (1933), Ruby Dee (1922), and Michael McKean (1947). After him are Clarence Nash (1904), Kevin Hart (1979), James Russo (1953), Alice Brady (1892), Johnny Sins (1978), and Lester R. Brown (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Dan O'Bannon ranks 186Before him are James Mangold (1963), Harold Becker (1928), Godfrey Reggio (1940), Kevin Smith (1970), Joshua Logan (1908), and Bob Rafelson (1933). After him are Chris Carter (1956), Gregory Hoblit (1944), Frances Marion (1888), Hal Needham (1931), Gary Ross (1956), and Bob Gale (1951).