George A. Romero

1940 - 2017

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George Andrew Romero (; February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor. He is best known for his Night of the Living Dead series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, which began with the 1968 film of the same name. It is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George A. Romero has received more than 2,708,674 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). George A. Romero is the 71st most popular film director (down from 67th in 2019), the 513th most popular biography from United States (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Film Director.

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

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Among film directors, George A. Romero ranks 71 out of 1,580. Before him are Frank Capra, Robert Zemeckis, Alain Resnais, F. W. Murnau, Luc Besson, and Terrence Malick. After him are Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, Dario Argento, and Costa-Gavras.

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Among people born in 1940, George A. Romero ranks 38Before him are Abbas Kiarostami, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Julie Christie, Giorgio Moroder, Kip Thorne, and Stuart Sutcliffe. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, Nancy Pelosi, Dario Argento, Nancy Sinatra, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Anna Karina. Among people deceased in 2017, George A. Romero ranks 20Before him are Jerry Lewis, John Hurt, Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. After him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Johnny Hallyday, Mireille Darc, Martin Landau, Tzvetan Todorov, and Louise Hay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George A. Romero ranks 513 out of 15,968. Before him are George Peppard (1928), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Terrence Malick (1943), Jack Kilby (1923), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Kris Jenner (1955). After him are Dennis Ritchie (1941), Allen Ginsberg (1926), William Holden (1918), Babe Ruth (1895), Jim Jones (1931), and Michael Landon (1936).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, George A. Romero ranks 17Before him are Sydney Pollack (1934), Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Terrence Malick (1943). After him are Howard Hawks (1896), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), Jim Jarmusch (1953), and Oliver Stone (1946).