Edwin S. Porter

1870 - 1941

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Edwin Stanton Porter (April 21, 1870 – April 30, 1941) was an American film pioneer, most famous as a producer, director, studio manager and cinematographer with the Edison Manufacturing Company and the Famous Players Film Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin S. Porter has received more than 215,080 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Edwin S. Porter is the 223rd most popular film director (up from 248th in 2019), the 1,459th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,600th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 31

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Among film directors, Edwin S. Porter ranks 223 out of 1,580Before him are Mario Bava, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh, Terence Young, Steven Soderbergh, and David Hamilton. After him are Franklin J. Schaffner, Margarethe von Trotta, Roger Corman, Stanley Kramer, Věra Chytilová, and Mario Monicelli.

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Among people born in 1870, Edwin S. Porter ranks 36Before him are Jan Smuts, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Sigfrid Edström, Louis Vierne, Nariman Narimanov, and Bernard Baruch. After him are Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Lord Alfred Douglas, E. M. Antoniadi, Helge von Koch, Aleksandr Kuprin, and Alexander Berkman. Among people deceased in 1941, Edwin S. Porter ranks 46Before him are Mikhail Kirponos, Ludwig Quidde, Gaetano Mosca, Dmitry Pavlov, Sisowath Monivong, and Pál Teleki. After him are Rudolf Hilferding, Annie Jump Cannon, Hans Driesch, Ernst Lindemann, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and Maria Spiridonova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin S. Porter ranks 1,459 out of 15,968Before him are Arthur Kornberg (1918), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Holland Taylor (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), and Gillian Anderson (1968). After him are Norman Reedus (1969), George Papandreou (1952), Betty White (1922), Gordon Moore (1929), William Styron (1925), and George Dantzig (1914).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Edwin S. Porter ranks 64Before him are Arthur Penn (1922), Alan J. Pakula (1928), Barry Levinson (1942), Henry Hathaway (1898), Raoul Walsh (1887), and Steven Soderbergh (1963). After him are Roger Corman (1926), Stanley Kramer (1913), Richard Fleischer (1916), Russ Meyer (1922), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), and Joseph Losey (1909).