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Franklin J. Schaffner

1920 - 1989

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Franklin James Schaffner (May 30, 1920 – July 2, 1989) was an American film, television, and stage director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Patton (1970), and is known for the films Planet of the Apes (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Papillon (1973), and The Boys from Brazil (1978). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin J. Schaffner has received more than 433,578 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Franklin J. Schaffner is the 261st most popular film director (down from 224th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Japan (down from 265th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Film Director.

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Among film directors, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 261 out of 1,581Before him are Márta Mészáros, Gillo Pontecorvo, Jean Epstein, Leonid Gaidai, Tex Avery, and Zack Snyder. After him are Bigas Luna, Jean-Jacques Beineix, John Schlesinger, Patrice Chéreau, Henri Verneuil, and Damiano Damiani.

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Among people born in 1920, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 81Before him are Albert Barillé, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Maurice Bucaille, Constanze Manziarly, Takashi Kano, and Nobuyuki Kato. After him are Ovadia Yosef, Victor Turner, Henri Verneuil, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Henry Heimlich, and Karl Albrecht. Among people deceased in 1989, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 66Before him are Luis Carlos Galán, Rashid Behbudov, Karel Zeman, A. J. Ayer, Barbara W. Tuchman, and Minoru Genda. After him are Leonardo Sciascia, Werner Best, Bernard Blier, Hans Hartung, Boris Skossyreff, and Kazimierz Deyna.

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Among people born in Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 328 out of 6,048Before him are Nobutake Kondō (1886), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Hisataka Okamoto (1933), Kōki Hirota (1878), Kakuei Tanaka (1918), and Minoru Genda (1904). After him are Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442), Kunisada (1786), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Hirokazu Ninomiya (1917), Junji Nishikawa (1907), and Kiyonosuke Marutani (null).


Among film directors born in Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 11Before him are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), and Hideaki Anno (1960). After him are Ishirō Honda (1911), Mikio Naruse (1905), Satoshi Kon (1963), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Makoto Shinkai (1973), and Mamoru Oshii (1951).