J. Lee Thompson

1914 - 2002

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John Lee Thompson (1 August 1914 – 30 August 2002) was a British film director, active in London and Hollywood, best known for award winning movies such as Woman in a Dressing Gown, Ice Cold in Alex and The Guns of Navarone along with cult classics like Cape Fear, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and The White Buffalo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Lee Thompson has received more than 338,375 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). J. Lee Thompson is the 356th most popular film director (down from 341st in 2019), the 1,436th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,414th in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, J. Lee Thompson ranks 356 out of 1,580Before him are Francis Veber, Ub Iwerks, John Guillermin, Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, and Paolo Sorrentino. After him are Peter Yates, Louis Delluc, Chantal Akerman, Martin Campbell, Luigi Comencini, and Roland Joffé.

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Among people born in 1914, J. Lee Thompson ranks 94Before him are George Reeves, Larbi Benbarek, Patrick O'Brian, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Erich Topp, and Bernard Malamud. After him are Nicolas de Staël, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Ferenc Fricsay, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Álvaro del Portillo, and Howard Fast. Among people deceased in 2002, J. Lee Thompson ranks 78Before him are Abba Eban, Choi Hong Hi, François Périer, Marina Berti, Juan Antonio Bardem, and Cornelis Johannes van Houten. After him are Dee Dee Ramone, Geraldine of Albania, Katy Jurado, Roberto Matta, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, and David Riesman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. Lee Thompson ranks 1,436 out of 6,924Before him are Evelyn De Morgan (1855), Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), George Stubbs (1724), Thomas Hicks (1876), John Eliot Gardiner (1943), and Keith O'Brien (1938). After him are Norman Lockyer (1836), Donovan (1946), John Nelson Darby (1800), Glenn Tipton (1947), Peter Vaughan (1923), and Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, J. Lee Thompson ranks 27Before him are Ken Russell (1927), Anthony Minghella (1954), John Boorman (1933), Adrian Lyne (1941), Michael Anderson (1920), and John Guillermin (1925). After him are Peter Yates (1929), Roland Joffé (1945), Mike Leigh (1943), John Badham (1939), Hugh Hudson (1936), and Paul W. S. Anderson (1965).