Gary Cooper

1901 - 1961

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Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor known for his strong, silent, and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961. He was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years, and one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Cooper has received more than 6,699,746 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Gary Cooper is the 103rd most popular actor (down from 98th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from United States (down from 199th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Actor.

Gary Cooper is most famous for his roles in Westerns, such as High Noon and The Virginian.

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Among actors, Gary Cooper ranks 103 out of 10,030Before him are Tom Cruise, Orson Welles, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Cary Grant, and Richard Gere. After him are Jean Marais, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Gibson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tony Curtis, and Helen Mirren.

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Among people born in 1901, Gary Cooper ranks 16Before him are Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, Clark Gable, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, and Alberto Giacometti. After him are Paul of Greece, Magda Goebbels, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vittorio De Sica, André Malraux, and Princess Märtha of Sweden. Among people deceased in 1961, Gary Cooper ranks 7Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, Erwin Schrödinger, Dag Hammarskjöld, Patrice Lumumba, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. After him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, Jules Bordet, Rafael Trujillo, Emily Greene Balch, and Kurt Meyer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Cooper ranks 213 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Zappa (1940), George Marshall (1880), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Richard Gere (1949). After him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Herbert Hoover (1874), Whitney Houston (1963), George Westinghouse (1846), and John Jay (1745).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gary Cooper ranks 54Before him are Johnny Depp (1963), Tom Cruise (1962), Orson Welles (1915), Denzel Washington (1954), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), and Richard Gere (1949). After him are Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mel Gibson (1956), Tony Curtis (1925), Robert Duvall (1931), Sigourney Weaver (1949), and Tommy Lee Jones (1946).

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