Irvin Kershner

1923 - 2010

Irvin Kershner

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 798,464 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 319th most popular film director.

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  • 30

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  • 3.48

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Among film directors, Irvin Kershner ranks 320 out of 1,305Before him are Karel Reisz, Larry Cohen, Bigas Luna, Ray Harryhausen, Tsui Hark, and Alberto Lattuada. After him are Chris Columbus, J. J. Abrams, Barry Levinson, Jan de Bont, Richard Brooks, and Claude Goretta.

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Among people born in 1923, Irvin Kershner ranks 103Before him are Ernst Nolte, Richard Pipes, Yves Bonnefoy, Queen Anne of Romania, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Alicia de Larrocha. After him are Andrés Rodríguez, Bert Kaempfert, Philly Joe Jones, Zlatko Čajkovski, Antony Flew, and Tito Puente. Among people deceased in 2010, Irvin Kershner ranks 73Before him are Johan Ferrier, Teddy Scholten, André Kolingba, Maurice Wilkes, Solomon Burke, and Laurent Fignon. After him are Howard Zinn, Andor Lilienthal, Orlando Peçanha, Nicolas Hayek, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, and Luis Molowny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irvin Kershner ranks 2,091 out of 12,171Before him are Andrew Wyeth (1917), Michelle Phillips (1944), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Kanye West (1977), Harlan Coben (1962), and Peter Agre (1949). After him are Thomas A. Hendricks (1819), Don Cheadle (1964), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Bernard Malamud (1914), Leland Stanford (1824), and Edward Weston (1886).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Irvin Kershner ranks 90Before him are Sam Raimi (1959), Saul Bass (1920), James L. Brooks (1940), Ub Iwerks (1901), Walter Lantz (1899), and Ray Harryhausen (1920). After him are Chris Columbus (1958), J. J. Abrams (1966), Barry Levinson (1942), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Wes Anderson (1969), and Darren Aronofsky (1969).

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