Irvin Kershner

1923 - 2010

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Irvin Kershner (born Isadore Kershner; April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American director, actor, and producer of film and television. He gained notice early in his career as a filmmaker for directing quirky, independent drama films, while working as an influential lecturer at the University of Southern California. Later in his career, he transitioned to high-budget blockbusters such as The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond adaptation Never Say Never Again, and RoboCop 2. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irvin Kershner has received more than 1,083,517 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Irvin Kershner is the 333rd most popular film director (down from 321st in 2019), the 2,203rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,091st in 2019) and the 100th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Irvin Kershner ranks 333 out of 1,580Before him are Ray Harryhausen, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Merian C. Cooper, Aaron Russo, Walerian Borowczyk, and Robert Frank. After him are Fernando Meirelles, Adrian Lyne, Peter Bogdanovich, J. J. Abrams, Michael Anderson, and Satoshi Kon.

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Among people born in 1923, Irvin Kershner ranks 105Before him are Philly Joe Jones, Yves Bonnefoy, Bettie Page, Otfried Preußler, Bert Kaempfert, and Walerian Borowczyk. After him are Robert Maxwell, Tito Puente, Charles Durning, Peter Vaughan, Albert Vanhoye, and Svetozar Gligorić. Among people deceased in 2010, Irvin Kershner ranks 74Before him are Antony Flew, Solomon Burke, James Black, Charlie Wilson, Cécile Aubry, and Andor Lilienthal. After him are Satoshi Kon, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Eddie Fisher, Ariel Ramírez, Sigmar Polke, and Orlando Peçanha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irvin Kershner ranks 2,203 out of 15,968Before him are Vincent Schiavelli (1948), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gary Ridgway (1949), Betty Friedan (1921), and Douglas Osheroff (1945). After him are Edith Head (1897), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Jon Favreau (1966), Edward Witten (1951), and Peter Bogdanovich (1939).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Irvin Kershner ranks 100Before him are Sam Raimi (1959), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Wes Anderson (1969), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), and Aaron Russo (1943). After him are Peter Bogdanovich (1939), J. J. Abrams (1966), Delbert Mann (1920), Ub Iwerks (1901), Samuel Fuller (1912), and Edward Zwick (1952).