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Gavin Hood

1963 - Today

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Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gavin Hood has received more than 651,285 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Gavin Hood is the 1,307th most popular film director (down from 1,191st in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 133rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular South African Film Director.

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  • 650k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Gavin Hood ranks 1,307 out of 1,581Before him are Ramanand Sagar, Ken Burns, Carlos Saldanha, Samuel Maoz, Peter Chan, and István Gaál. After him are Cristi Puiu, Tom Mankiewicz, Basil Dearden, Alexandre Aja, John Hillcoat, and David Furnish.

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Among people born in 1963, Gavin Hood ranks 381Before him are Heino Ferch, Jarvis Cocker, Rand Paul, Pia Cramling, Anne Consigny, and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg. After him are Koichi Wakata, Aubrey de Grey, Johan Theorin, Candan Erçetin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jozefina Topalli.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Gavin Hood ranks 142 out of 374Before him are Belle Delphine (1999), Frew McMillan (1942), Elsa Joubert (1922), Francois Botha (1968), Phillip V. Tobias (1925), and Ruth First (1925). After him are Peter de Klerk (1935), Lucky Dube (1910), Helen Zille (1951), Constand Viljoen (1933), Mzilikazi (1790), and Francois Pienaar (1967).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Africa

Among film directors born in South Africa, Gavin Hood ranks 4Before him are Jamie Uys (1921), Roger Michell (1956), and Neill Blomkamp (1979). After him are Tosca Musk (1974) and Jonathan Liebesman (1976).