George A. Romero

1940 - 2017

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George Andrew Romero Jr. (; February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian film director, writer, editor and actor. His Night of the Living Dead series of films about a zombie apocalypse began with the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) and is considered a major contributor to the image of the zombie in modern culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George A. Romero has received more than 4,240,489 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). George A. Romero is the 130th most popular film director (down from 95th in 2019), the 899th most popular biography from United States (down from 647th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Film Director.

George A. Romero is most famous for his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

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  • 4.2M

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  • 63.38

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year George A. Romero has had the most page views in the with 473,776 views, followed by Spanish (65,938), and Italian (53,093). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cantonese (2,566.67%), Malagasy (118.31%), and Galician (84.89%)


Among film directors, George A. Romero ranks 130 out of 2,041Before him are Wes Craven, Claude Lelouch, René Clément, Michael Curtiz, Peter Weir, and William Hanna. After him are Nikita Mikhalkov, Wong Kar-wai, Giuseppe Tornatore, Lasse Hallström, Erich von Stroheim, and Lewis Milestone.

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Among people born in 1940, George A. Romero ranks 62Before him are Shahnaz Pahlavi, Nancy Sinatra, Cliff Richard, Óscar Arias, Jan Jongbloed, and Thomas Harris. After him are James Cromwell, Joachim Frank, Astrud Gilberto, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Jacques Rancière, and Fatema Mernissi. Among people deceased in 2017, George A. Romero ranks 44Before him are Lotfi A. Zadeh, Jean Rochefort, Adnan Khashoggi, Liu Xiaobo, Malcolm Young, and Powers Boothe. After him are Ryke Geerd Hamer, Harry Dean Stanton, Kenneth Arrow, Oliver Smithies, Jonathan Demme, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George A. Romero ranks 899 out of 20,380Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), William Hanna (1910), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Irving Fisher (1867), Magic Johnson (1959), and Maya Angelou (1928). After him are James Cromwell (1940), Jimmy Connors (1952), Asaph Hall (1829), John B. Calhoun (1917), Richard Rorty (1931), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, George A. Romero ranks 36Before him are Terrence Malick (1943), Jules Dassin (1911), Howard Hawks (1896), Victor Fleming (1889), Wes Craven (1939), and William Hanna (1910). After him are D. W. Griffith (1875), Michael Cimino (1939), Jonathan Demme (1944), Frances Marion (1888), Ed Wood (1924), and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909).