Franklin J. Schaffner

1920 - 1989

Franklin J. Schaffner

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 also 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 217,842 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 192nd most popular film director.

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  • 31

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  • 7.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 193 out of 1,305Before him are Krzysztof Zanussi, Sven Nykvist, Lev Kuleshov, Vincente Minnelli, George Stevens, and Vsevolod Pudovkin. After him are Gojko Mitić, Alan J. Pakula, Stephen Frears, Stanley Kramer, Henry Hathaway, and Lucio Fulci.

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Among people born in 1920, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 65Before him are Chiara Lubich, George Porter, Sergei Bondarchuk, Ivan Kozhedub, Isaac Stern, and E. Donnall Thomas. After him are Lê Đức Anh, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Arthur Hailey, Albert Barillé, Ovadia Yosef, and Mario Benedetti. Among people deceased in 1989, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 54Before him are Cornel Wilde, Jerzy Kukuczka, Charles J. Pedersen, John Payne, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Kaoru Ishikawa. After him are Ahmadou Ahidjo, A. J. Ayer, Carlos Arias Navarro, Irving Berlin, Uichiro Hatta, and Werner Best.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Franklin J. Schaffner ranks 236 out of 3,113Before him are Terauchi Masatake (1852), Mōri Motonari (1497), Masao Ono (1923), Emperor Go-Murakami (1328), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), and Kaoru Ishikawa (1915). After him are Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Emperor Bidatsu (538), Yasuo Haruyama (1906), Takashi Kasahara (1918), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), and Emperor Ninken (449).