Howard Hawks

1896 - 1977

Howard Hawks

Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him "the greatest American director who is not a household name." A versatile film director, Hawks explored many genres such as comedies, dramas, gangster films, science fiction, film noir, war films and westerns. His most popular films include Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1959). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hawks has received more than 1,060,705 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Howard Hawks ranks 71 out of 1,305Before him are Luc Besson, Frank Capra, George A. Romero, Costa-Gavras, Robert Zemeckis, and Dziga Vertov. After him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Isao Takahata, Takeshi Kitano, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Dario Argento, and Robert Bresson.

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Among people born in 1896, Howard Hawks ranks 21Before him are Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Felix Steiner, and Dziga Vertov. After him are Anna Anderson, Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, Célestin Freinet, A. J. Cronin, and Milena Jesenská. Among people deceased in 1977, Howard Hawks ranks 19Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Makarios III, Kurt Schuschnigg, Ernst Bloch, Anaïs Nin, and Joan Crawford. After him are Bing Crosby, Francis Gary Powers, Alexander Luria, Andreas Baader, Clarice Lispector, and Groucho Marx.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 523 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Bill Haley (1925), and Kevin Spacey (1959). After him are Kamehameha I (1758), Donald Knuth (1938), Bryan Cranston (1956), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Buckminster Fuller (1895), and Frances Farmer (1913).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 18Before him are Brian De Palma (1940), Oliver Stone (1946), Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), George A. Romero (1940), and Robert Zemeckis (1952). After him are Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Ed Wood (1924), Robert Altman (1925), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Victor Fleming (1889), and Terrence Malick (1943).

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