Ed Wood

1924 - 1978

Ed Wood

Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films, notably Glen or Glenda (1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Night of the Ghouls (1959) and The Sinister Urge (1960). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Wood has received more than 1,573,598 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 88th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Ed Wood ranks 89 out of 1,305Before him are David Cronenberg, Sergei Parajanov, Michael Curtiz, Manoel de Oliveira, Carlos Saura, and Jerzy Grotowski. After him are Satyajit Ray, Robert Altman, David Lean, Jim Jarmusch, Fred Zinnemann, and Alan Parker.

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Among people born in 1924, Ed Wood ranks 27Before him are Mário Soares, Georges Charpak, Maurice Jarre, Sergei Parajanov, Henry Mancini, and Black Dahlia. After him are Jin Yong, Kōbō Abe, Ezer Weizman, Eli Cohen, Antony Hewish, and Jovanka Broz. Among people deceased in 1978, Ed Wood ranks 26Before him are Willy Messerschmitt, Hasso von Manteuffel, Ronnie Peterson, Jim Jones, Harold Lasswell, and Houari Boumédiène. After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan, Claude François, Vincent du Vigneaud, Norman Rockwell, Jomo Kenyatta, and Harvey Milk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 610 out of 12,171Before him are Steven Weinberg (1933), James Cronin (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Theodore Dreiser (1871). After him are John Deere (1804), Frank Herbert (1920), Bing Crosby (1903), George E. Smith (1930), Dashiell Hammett (1894), and William P. Murphy (1892).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 20Before him are Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), George A. Romero (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Howard Hawks (1896), and Stephen Hillenburg (1961). After him are Robert Altman (1925), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Victor Fleming (1889), Terrence Malick (1943), Jules Dassin (1911), and John Carpenter (1948).

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