David R. Ellis

1952 - 2013

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David Richard Ellis (September 8, 1952 – January 7, 2013) was an American film director and stunt performer born in Santa Monica, California in 1952. His credits included dozens of films and television series including National Lampoon's Vacation, Baywatch, Lethal Weapon, and Patriot Games. He also served as second unit director on blockbuster action films like Waterworld, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Matrix Reloaded, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David R. Ellis has received more than 208,421 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David R. Ellis is the 1,071st most popular film director (down from 1,047th in 2019), the 7,423rd most popular biography from United States (up from 7,626th in 2019) and the 290th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, David R. Ellis ranks 1,071 out of 1,580. Before him are Sam Simon, Colin Higgins, Simon West, Frank Tashlin, Cédric Klapisch, and José Padilha. After him are Louis Leterrier, Geoff Murphy, Vincenzo Natali, Duncan Jones, Anthony Harvey, and Mario Mattoli.

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Among people born in 1952, David R. Ellis ranks 368Before him are Sergei Sviatchenko, Valeri Tokarev, Mustapha Dahleb, Celia Imrie, David Garrison, and Jigme Thinley. After him are Benny Hinn, Karin Büttner-Janz, Jacek Yerka, Michael McDonald, Louis Walsh, and Mario Theissen. Among people deceased in 2013, David R. Ellis ranks 330Before him are Judit Temes, Trevor Bolder, Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Donald Richie, Stanisław Nagy, and Jeanne Cooper. After him are Aleksandar Kozlina, María de Villota, Luis Ubiña, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Cedar Walton, and Silvi Vrait.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David R. Ellis ranks 7,423 out of 15,968. Before him are Jeanne Cooper (1928), Nicholas Gonzalez (1976), Josh Klinghoffer (1979), Bill Haywood (1869), Paul Pilgrim (1883), and Mae Young (1923). After him are Rob Bourdon (1979), Jack McDevitt (1935), Christy Mathewson (1880), Strother Martin (1919), Kenny Barron (1943), and Jay Hernandez (1978).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, David R. Ellis ranks 290Before him are Robert Surtees (1906), Robert Burks (1909), Trey Parker (1969), Leon Shamroy (1901), Sam Simon (1955), and Frank Tashlin (1913). After him are Vincenzo Natali (1969), David Frankel (1959), Lloyd Kaufman (1945), Ron Clements (1953), Nunnally Johnson (1897), and Carl Foreman (1914).