Edward Dmytryk

1908 - 1999

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Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 – July 1, 1999) was an American film director. He was known for his 1940s noir films and received an Oscar nomination for Best Director for Crossfire (1947). In 1947, he was named as one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who refused to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in their investigations during the McCarthy-era 'Red scare'. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Dmytryk has received more than 442,773 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Edward Dmytryk is the 305th most popular film director (down from 281st in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Canada (up from 77th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Edward Dmytryk ranks 305 out of 1,580Before him are King Vidor, Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, Makoto Shinkai, and Leo McCarey. After him are Bigas Luna, Tobe Hooper, Walter Lantz, Shin Sang-ok, Chris Columbus, and Bo Widerberg.

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Among people born in 1908, Edward Dmytryk ranks 80Before him are Viktor Abakumov, Remedios Varo, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Koča Popović, Lionel Stander, and Lee Krasner. After him are Atahualpa Yupanqui, Pablo Dorado, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Eduard Roschmann, Fritz Witt, and Rómulo Betancourt. Among people deceased in 1999, Edward Dmytryk ranks 63Before him are Alfredo Kraus, Daniel Nathans, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Gyula Zsengellér, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Barış Manço. After him are Ilmari Juutilainen, Victor Mature, Sebastian Haffner, Saul Steinberg, David Ogilvy, and Paul Bowles.

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Among people born in Canada, Edward Dmytryk ranks 76 out of 1,130Before him are Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rachel McAdams (1978), Mylène Farmer (1961), and Rudolph A. Marcus (1923). After him are Justin Bieber (1994), Lester B. Pearson (1897), Victor Garber (1949), Norman Jewison (1926), John Candy (1950), and Maurice Richard (1921).


Among film directors born in Canada, Edward Dmytryk ranks 3Before him are James Cameron (1954) and David Cronenberg (1943). After him are Norman Jewison (1926), Jack L. Warner (1892), Denys Arcand (1941), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Ted Kotcheff (1931), Arthur Hiller (1923), Mark Robson (1913), Paul Haggis (1953), and Roger Spottiswoode (1945).