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David Byrne

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David Byrne (; born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, writer, music theorist, visual artist, and filmmaker. He was a founding member, principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads. Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Byrne has received more than 9,129,165 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). David Byrne is the 490th most popular film director (up from 808th in 2019), the 1,867th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,843rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Film Director.

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  • 53.56

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  • 36

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  • 2.84

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  • 4.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, David Byrne ranks 490 out of 1,581Before him are Walter Ruttmann, Václav Vorlíček, Lindsay Anderson, Elio Petri, Seijun Suzuki, and Hal Ashby. After him are Olivier Assayas, Adam McKay, Walter Frentz, Richard Lester, Ernst Marischka, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

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Among people born in 1952, David Byrne ranks 141Before him are Samir Geagea, Marilyn Chambers, Jung Chang, Amir Peretz, Jonathan Frakes, and Annie Potts. After him are David Knopfler, Dirceu, Nikolai Andrianov, Chuck Lorre, Roger Y. Tsien, and Lars Peter Hansen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Byrne ranks 1,867 out of 7,765Before him are Olivia Colman (1974), Graham Nash (1942), Tom Sharpe (1928), William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729), Elvis Costello (1954), and Richard Henderson (1945). After him are Frank Dicksee (1853), Perry Anderson (1938), Noel Gallagher (1967), John Cleland (1709), John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845), and Eileen Atkins (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, David Byrne ranks 35Before him are David Yates (1963), Mike Leigh (1943), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Roland Joffé (1945), and Nicolas Roeg (1928). After him are Peter Yates (1929), John Badham (1939), Anthony Asquith (1902), Michael Powell (1905), Paul Greengrass (1955), and Ken Annakin (1914).

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