Howard Hawks

1896 - 1977

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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 1,420,467 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Howard Hawks is the 74th most popular film director (down from 72nd in 2019), the 526th most popular biography from United States (down from 523rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Film Director.

Howard Hawks is most famous for being a director of many classic films in Hollywood. He is known for directing "Scarface" (1932), "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Rio Bravo" (1959), and "Red River" (1948).

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Among film directors, Howard Hawks ranks 74 out of 1,580Before him are Alain Resnais, F. W. Murnau, Luc Besson, Terrence Malick, George A. Romero, and Ernst Lubitsch. After him are Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, Richard Attenborough, and Dziga Vertov.

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Among people born in 1896, Howard Hawks ranks 20Before him are Andrei Zhdanov, Oswald Mosley, Felix Steiner, Paula Hitler, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Anna Anderson. After him are Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, A. J. Cronin, Dziga Vertov, Gerty Cori, and Buenaventura Durruti. Among people deceased in 1977, Howard Hawks ranks 17Before him are Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Makarios III, Kurt Schuschnigg, and Anaïs Nin. After him are Ernst Bloch, Bing Crosby, Francis Gary Powers, Joan Crawford, Alexander Luria, and Clarice Lispector.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 526 out of 15,968Before him are Lou Reed (1942), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Jodie Foster (1962), Richard Widmark (1914), and Michael Porter (1947). After him are Tyrone Power (1914), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), Nancy Pelosi (1940), and Billie Holiday (1915).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 18Before him are Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Terrence Malick (1943), and George A. Romero (1940). After him are Stephen Hillenburg (1961), William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Oliver Stone (1946), and John Huston (1906).