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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 films 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 416,734 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. J. Lee Thompson is the 440th most popular film director (down from 356th in 2019), the 1,722nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,435th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, J. Lee Thompson ranks 440 out of 1,581Before him are Valerio Zurlini, Jafar Panahi, Robert Rossen, Luis García Berlanga, Segundo de Chomón, and René Laloux. After him are Assi Dayan, Tony Gatlif, Fernando Meirelles, André Cayatte, Takashi Miike, and Delbert Mann.

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Among people born in 1914, J. Lee Thompson ranks 115Before him are Edward Schillebeeckx, Hortensia Bussi, Annie Fischer, Patrick O'Brian, Alberto Lattuada, and Richard Basehart. After him are Luis Mariano, Jerry Siegel, Juan Carlos Onganía, Dobri Dobrev, Hans Hellmut Kirst, and Paul Tortelier. Among people deceased in 2002, J. Lee Thompson ranks 103Before him are Alexander Lebed, Lionel Hampton, Văn Tiến Dũng, David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, and Victor Weisskopf. After him are Ted Williams, Joseph Luns, Dhirubhai Ambani, Waylon Jennings, Arno Peters, and Michel Henry.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. Lee Thompson ranks 1,722 out of 7,765Before him are Geoff Hurst (1941), James Finlayson (1887), Richard Aldington (1892), Peter Vaughan (1923), Marie Stopes (1880), and Robert Morrison (1782). After him are Dixie Dean (1907), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), Rick Parfitt (1948), John Watson (1946), Paul Gascoigne (1967), and Nell Gwyn (1650).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, J. Lee Thompson ranks 31Before him are Anthony Minghella (1954), Michael Apted (1941), Adrian Lyne (1941), Michael Anderson (1920), David Yates (1963), and Mike Leigh (1943). After him are Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Roland Joffé (1945), Nicolas Roeg (1928), David Byrne (1952), Peter Yates (1929), and John Badham (1939).