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 an 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 257,257 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Franklin J. Schaffner is the 223rd most popular film director (down from 193rd in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from Japan (down from 236th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Japanese Film Director.

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

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Among people born in 1920, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 75Before him are Mario Beccaria, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Chiara Lubich, Lawrence Klein, Roberto Calvi, and Ovadia Yosef. After him are Mario Benedetti, E. Donnall Thomas, Jack Elam, Gene Tierney, Edmond H. Fischer, and Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy. Among people deceased in 1989, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 51Before him are Cornel Wilde, John Payne, Princess Deokhye, Valentin Glushko, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Irving Berlin. After him are Werner Best, Charles J. Pedersen, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Minoru Genda, Jerzy Kukuczka, and A. J. Ayer.

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Among people born in Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 265 out of 5,560Before him are Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), Tamon Yamaguchi (1892), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Susumu Tonegawa (1939), and Nobuyuki Abe (1875). After him are Empress Genshō (680), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), Yoshio Fujiwara (null), Emperor Seinei (444), and Ken Noritake (1922).


Among film directors born in Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 10Before him are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), and Shohei Imamura (1926). After him are Ishirō Honda (1911), Makoto Shinkai (1973), Kon Ichikawa (1915), Mikio Naruse (1905), Satoshi Kon (1963), and Mamoru Oshii (1951).