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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." Roger Ebert called Hawks "one of the greatest American directors of pure movies, and a hero of auteur critics because he found his own laconic values in so many different kinds of genre material." He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Sergeant York (1941) and earned the Honorary Academy Award in 1974. A versatile film director, Hawks explored many genres such as comedies, dramas, gangster films, science fiction, film noir, war films, and westerns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hawks has received more than 2,030,282 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Howard Hawks is the 97th most popular film director (down from 74th in 2019), the 650th most popular biography from United States (down from 526th in 2019) and the 21st 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 97 out of 1,581Before him are Andrzej Żuławski, Wolfgang Petersen, Tony Scott, Kenji Mizoguchi, George A. Romero, and William Hanna. After him are Walter Hill, Peter Brook, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, Sidney Lumet, and Ang Lee.

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Among people born in 1896, Howard Hawks ranks 26Before him are Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Dziga Vertov, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Donald Winnicott, and Ernst Udet. After him are Célestin Freinet, Buenaventura Durruti, Italo Balbo, Erich Koch, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and Anna Anderson. Among people deceased in 1977, Howard Hawks ranks 20Before him are Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, Alexey Stakhanov, Kurt Schuschnigg, Ernst Bloch, and Francis Gary Powers. After him are Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Bing Crosby, Clarice Lispector, Alexander Luria, Groucho Marx, and Andreas Baader.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 650 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Cosby (1937), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Anne Rice (1941), George A. Romero (1940), William Hanna (1910), and Billie Jean King (1943). After him are Lady Gaga (1986), Don Shirley (1927), Carrie Fisher (1956), Walter Hill (1942), Sally Field (1946), and Linda Lovelace (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Howard Hawks ranks 21Before him are Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), John Huston (1906), George A. Romero (1940), and William Hanna (1910). After him are Walter Hill (1942), Terrence Malick (1943), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), and Victor Fleming (1889).