Ed Wood

1924 - 1978

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Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, and pulp novelist. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films that later became cult classics, notably Glen or Glenda (1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) and Night of the Ghouls (1959). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Wood has received more than 3,000,192 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ed Wood is the 152nd most popular film director (down from 150th in 2019), the 1,013th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,019th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Film Director.

Ed Wood is most famous for his films, which are considered some of the worst films ever made.

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Among film directors, Ed Wood ranks 152 out of 2,041Before him are Alice Guy-Blaché, Jonathan Demme, Frances Marion, Louis Malle, Ettore Scola, and Victor Sjöström. After him are Alexander Dovzhenko, Shohei Imamura, Otto Preminger, Roland Emmerich, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Jesús Franco.

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Among people born in 1924, Ed Wood ranks 45Before him are Dmitry Yazov, Antony Hewish, Jin Yong, Leon Uris, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Karmapa. After him are Luigi Nono, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Rauf Denktaş, Charlie Munger, and Israel Tal. Among people deceased in 1978, Ed Wood ranks 32Before him are Jim Jones, Harold Lasswell, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Nazli Sabri, József Bozsik, and Herta Oberheuser. After him are Claude François, Tamara Karsavina, Jomo Kenyatta, Étienne Gilson, Norman Rockwell, and Musa al-Sadr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 1,013 out of 20,380Before him are Mae West (1893), Nettie Stevens (1861), Meat Loaf (1947), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Phil Spector (1939), and Thomas Huckle Weller (1915). After him are Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), Walter Lippmann (1889), Jerome Karle (1918), and Hugh Glass (1783).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 41Before him are William Hanna (1910), George A. Romero (1940), D. W. Griffith (1875), Michael Cimino (1939), Jonathan Demme (1944), and Frances Marion (1888). After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Joel Schumacher (1939), Gordon Parks (1912), Don Siegel (1912), Blake Edwards (1922), and Kathryn Bigelow (1951).