George P. Cosmatos

1941 - 2005

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George Pan Cosmatos (4 January 1941 – 19 April 2005) was a Greek-Italian film director and screenwriter. Following early success in his home country with drama films such as Massacre in Rome with Richard Burton (based on the real-life Ardeatine massacre), Cosmatos retooled his career towards mainstream 'blockbuster' action and adventure films, including The Cassandra Crossing and Escape to Athena, both of which were British-Italian co-productions. After relocating to North America, he directed the horror film Of Unknown Origin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George P. Cosmatos has received more than 455,893 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). George P. Cosmatos is the 444th most popular film director (up from 511th in 2019), the 2,105th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,175th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Italian Film Director.

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Among film directors, George P. Cosmatos ranks 444 out of 1,580Before him are Chuck Lorre, Michel Gondry, John Waters, Taylor Hackford, Lindsay Anderson, and Delmer Daves. After him are Olivier Assayas, Patricio Guzmán, David Yates, Robert Mulligan, André Téchiné, and Edward Yang.

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Among people born in 1941, George P. Cosmatos ranks 182Before him are Jacques Simon, Peter Cullen, Fabio Testi, Élisabeth Depardieu, Mariangela Melato, and Alexander Gauland. After him are Patricio Guzmán, Umberto Bossi, Reine Wisell, Leon Russom, Leslie Lamport, and David Crosby. Among people deceased in 2005, George P. Cosmatos ranks 96Before him are Alberto Lattuada, Jef Raskin, Michalina Wisłocka, Andre Gunder Frank, Johnny Carson, and Alexander Yakovlev. After him are Frits Philips, Sandra Dee, Hermann Bondi, Kocheril R. Narayanan, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Teresa Wright.

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Among people born in Italy, George P. Cosmatos ranks 2,105 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Cataldi (1552), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Jean-Antoine de Baïf (1532), Isa Miranda (1909), Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa (1920), and Gae Aulenti (1927). After him are Joseph Freinademetz (1852), Lazare Ponticelli (1897), Emerentiana (250), Anna Juliana Gonzaga (1566), Laura Betti (1927), and Francesco Toldo (1971).


Among film directors born in Italy, George P. Cosmatos ranks 37Before him are Ermanno Olmi (1931), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Luigi Comencini (1916), Valerio Zurlini (1926), Alberto Lattuada (1914), and Umberto Lenzi (1931). After him are Elio Petri (1929), Alessandro Blasetti (1900), Mauro Bolognini (1922), Sergio Sollima (1921), Carlo Lizzani (1922), and Giovanni Pastrone (1883).