David Morrell

1943 - Today

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David Morrell (born April 24, 1943) is a Canadian-American novelist best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, later adapted as the 1982 film of the same name, which went on to spawn the successful Rambo franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He has written 28 novels, and his work has been translated into 30 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Morrell has received more than 469,286 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). David Morrell is the 2,129th most popular writer (up from 3,222nd in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Canada (up from 192nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Writer.

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  • 65.13

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  • 20

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  • 5.74

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  • 2.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, David Morrell ranks 2,129 out of 5,794Before him are Bâkî, Prince Henri of Orléans, Dexippus, Stefan Heym, Robert Jordan, and Ida Tarbell. After him are Paul Hazard, Herman Bang, Irvine Welsh, Zbigniew Herbert, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, and Leopoldo Alas.

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Among people born in 1943, David Morrell ranks 167Before him are Randy Newman, Joan Manuel Serrat, Winston Groom, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Lucio Battisti, and Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. After him are Wallace Shawn, Edward Herrmann, David Soul, Ian Kershaw, Luis Eduardo Aute, and Rolf Stommelen.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, David Morrell ranks 121 out of 1,130Before him are Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880), Graham Greene (1952), Gaëtan Dugas (1952), Louis Slotin (1910), Paul Martin (1938), and Loreena McKennitt (1957). After him are Steven Pinker (1954), Ted Kotcheff (1931), Margot Kidder (1948), Fay Wray (1907), Jean Chrétien (1934), and James Craig Watson (1838).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, David Morrell ranks 7Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Alice Munro (1931), Margaret Atwood (1939), Saul Bellow (1915), A. E. van Vogt (1912), and Brian Tracy (1944). After him are Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Naomi Klein (1970), Gabrielle Roy (1909), Gordon R. Dickson (1923), and Mordecai Richler (1931).