James Stewart

1908 - 1997

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart's film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality, which he portrayed both on and off the screen, he epitomized the "American ideal" in the mid-twentieth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Stewart has received more than 18,833,539 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). James Stewart is the 27th most popular actor (down from 22nd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from United States (down from 59th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Actor.

James Stewart is most famous for his portrayal of a middle-aged, Midwestern everyman in films including "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), and "Harvey" (1950).

Memorability Metrics

  • 19M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.00

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 84

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of James Stewarts by language

Over the past year James Stewart has had the most page views in the with 2,392,029 views, followed by German (206,921), and French (153,784). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Interlingue (202.64%), Belarusian (69.61%), and Simple English (64.52%)


Among actors, James Stewart ranks 27 out of 13,578Before him are Louis de Funès, Marlon Brando, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jackie Chan, Sophia Loren, and Danny DeVito. After him are Romy Schneider, Patrick Swayze, Bud Spencer, Jim Carrey, Yul Brynner, and Morgan Freeman.

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Among people born in 1908, James Stewart ranks 4Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Salvador Allende, and Bette Davis. After him are Enver Hoxha, Oskar Schindler, Abraham Maslow, Edward Teller, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Otto Skorzeny. Among people deceased in 1997, James Stewart ranks 3Before him are Mother Teresa, and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Jacques Cousteau, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Mobutu Sese Seko, Toshiro Mifune, Victor Vasarely, Gianni Versace, and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Stewart ranks 67 out of 20,380Before him are George W. Bush (1946), Bette Davis (1908), Marlon Brando (1924), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Bill Gates (1955), and Danny DeVito (1944). After him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Helen Keller (1880), Jack London (1876), and Toni Morrison (1931).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Stewart ranks 11Before him are Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), Clint Eastwood (1930), Bette Davis (1908), Marlon Brando (1924), and Danny DeVito (1944). After him are Patrick Swayze (1952), Morgan Freeman (1937), Harrison Ford (1942), Nicolas Cage (1964), Vin Diesel (1967), and Debbie Reynolds (1932).

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