Frank Capra

1897 - 1991

Frank Capra

Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified."Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, winning three Academy Awards for Best Director from six nominations, along with three other Oscar wins from nine nominations in other categories. Among his leading films were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can't Take It with You (1938), and Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Capra has received more than 1,660,114 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 65th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Frank Capra ranks 66 out of 1,305Before him are William Wyler, F. W. Murnau, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Éric Rohmer, Yasujirō Ozu, and Luc Besson. After him are George A. Romero, Costa-Gavras, Robert Zemeckis, Dziga Vertov, Howard Hawks, and Carl Theodor Dreyer.

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Among people born in 1897, Frank Capra ranks 23Before him are Ferenc Szálasi, Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Louis Aragon, Enid Blyton, and Odd Hassel. After him are Soong Mei-ling, Gordon Allport, Yun Posun, Hasso von Manteuffel, Kurt Daluege, and Tadeusz Reichstein. Among people deceased in 1991, Frank Capra ranks 20Before him are Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, Soichiro Honda, Michael Landon, and Lazar Kaganovich. After him are Marcel Lefebvre, Margot Fonteyn, Max Frisch, Ragnar Granit, David Lean, and Martha Graham.

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Among people born in Italy, Frank Capra ranks 598 out of 3,282Before him are Giovanni Falcone (1939), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Pope Sergius II (800), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), and Marsilius of Padua (1275). After him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Maria Goretti (1890), Pinturicchio (1454), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Athalaric (516), and Giovanni Agnelli (1866).


Among film directors born in Italy, Frank Capra ranks 11Before him are Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Vittorio De Sica (1901), and Tinto Brass (1933). After him are Dario Argento (1940), Ettore Scola (1931), Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), Francesco Rosi (1922), Dino Risi (1916), and Lucio Fulci (1927).

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