George Roy Hill

1921 - 2002

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George Roy Hill (December 20, 1921 – December 27, 2002) was an American film director. His films include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), both starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Hill also directed The World of Henry Orient (1964), Hawaii (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), Slap Shot (1977), A Little Romance (1979), The World According to Garp (1982) and his final film Funny Farm (1988). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Roy Hill has received more than 774,968 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). George Roy Hill is the 328th most popular film director (down from 270th in 2019), the 2,099th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,833rd in 2019) and the 88th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, George Roy Hill ranks 328 out of 2,041Before him are Francis Veber, Anatole Litvak, King Vidor, Steven Soderbergh, Garry Marshall, and Leo McCarey. After him are Jane Campion, Gustav Ucicky, Samuel Fuller, Jan de Bont, William Kennedy Dickson, and Anthony Minghella.

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Among people born in 1921, George Roy Hill ranks 106Before him are Nino Manfredi, Hans Albert, Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Douglas, John Money, and Nobuo Matsunaga. After him are James Clavell, Hannah Szenes, Virgilio Barco Vargas, Oskar Gröning, Meir Amit, and Maurice Richard. Among people deceased in 2002, George Roy Hill ranks 80Before him are Sohn Kee-chung, Yousuf Karsh, Uziel Gal, Choi Hong Hi, Alexander Lebed, and Pierre Werner. After him are Marina Berti, Kim Hunter, Ray Conniff, Thomas Gordon, Katy Jurado, and Lionel Hampton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Roy Hill ranks 2,099 out of 20,380Before him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Leo McCarey (1898), Fredric Jameson (1934), Ellen Barkin (1954), Farley Granger (1925), and Jesse Douglas (1897). After him are Ornette Coleman (1930), Steve Perry (1949), Bob Kahn (1938), Leroy Anderson (1908), R. L. Stine (1943), and Lou Gehrig (1903).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, George Roy Hill ranks 88Before him are Frank Borzage (1894), Darren Aronofsky (1969), King Vidor (1894), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Garry Marshall (1934), and Leo McCarey (1898). After him are Samuel Fuller (1912), Sofia Coppola (1971), Tobe Hooper (1943), Henry King (1886), George Stevens (1904), and John Landis (1950).