Don Siegel

1912 - 1991

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Donald Siegel (; October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an American film and television director and producer. Siegel was described by The New York Times as "a director of tough, cynical and forthright action-adventure films whose taut plots centered on individualistic loners". He directed the science fiction horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), as well as five films with Clint Eastwood, including the police thriller Dirty Harry (1971) and the prison drama Escape from Alcatraz (1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Siegel has received more than 851,482 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Don Siegel is the 150th most popular film director (up from 165th in 2019), the 993rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,087th in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Film Director.

Don Siegel is most famous for being a director and screenwriter. He directed movies such as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Dirty Harry," and "The Shootist."

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Among film directors, Don Siegel ranks 150 out of 1,580Before him are Henri-Georges Clouzot, Gene Deitch, Lasse Hallström, Marcel Carné, Andrei Konchalovsky, and Alejandro González Iñárritu. After him are Jonathan Demme, Aki Kaurismäki, Jacques Demy, Claude Lanzmann, Kathryn Bigelow, and Victor Sjöström.

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Among people born in 1912, Don Siegel ranks 44Before him are Otto Ernst Remer, Karl Malden, Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Juan Pujol García. After him are Kim Philby, Isser Harel, Ghazi of Iraq, Georg Solti, Taiichi Ohno, and Minoru Yamasaki. Among people deceased in 1991, Don Siegel ranks 36Before him are Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Gunnar Gren, Arno Breker, Jean Tinguely, and Leo Fender. After him are Wilhelm Kempff, Natalia Ginzburg, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Tom of Finland, W. Arthur Lewis, and Tony Richardson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Siegel ranks 993 out of 15,968Before him are Dred Scott (1795), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), H. L. Mencken (1880), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and Leo Fender (1909). After him are Joanne Woodward (1930), Cole Porter (1891), John Forsythe (1918), William Fichtner (1956), Jonathan Demme (1944), and John Holmes (1944).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Don Siegel ranks 45Before him are David Fincher (1962), Michael Mann (1943), D. W. Griffith (1875), Michael Moore (1954), James Ivory (1928), and Gene Deitch (1924). After him are Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Wise (1914), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Robert Aldrich (1918), and Blake Edwards (1922).