James Whale

1889 - 1957

James Whale

James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theater director and actor, who spent the greater part of his career in Hollywood. He is best remembered for several horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), all considered classics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Whale has received more than 671,811 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 628th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, James Whale ranks 630 out of 1,305Before him are David Byrne, W. S. Van Dyke, Henning Carlsen, Andrew Niccol, Nancy Meyers, and August Blom. After him are Mrinal Sen, Fernando Solanas, David O. Russell, František Čáp, Paul Greengrass, and Joshua Logan.

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Among people born in 1889, James Whale ranks 140Before him are Géo André, Sewall Wright, Erich Pommer, Joseph Laniel, W. S. Van Dyke, and Arthur Waley. After him are Gottfried Fuchs, Marcel Moyse, Heinrich Campendonk, Alma Karlin, Bodil Ipsen, and Laureano Gómez. Among people deceased in 1957, James Whale ranks 115Before him are Marija Jurić Zagorka, Sholem Asch, Augusto Genina, Ralph Benatzky, Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, and Grace Coolidge. After him are Heinrich Campendonk, Kulyash Baiseitova, Kiyoshi Shiga, Piero Carini, Elia Abu Madi, and Oldřich Duras.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Whale ranks 2,293 out of 5,347Before him are Llywelyn the Great (1173), John Tavener (1944), Paul Freeman (1943), David Bailey (1938), Ruth Belville (1854), and Arthur Waley (1889). After him are Ellen Terry (1847), Rachel Roberts (1927), Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), John Christopher (1922), Alexander McDonnell (1798), and Lily Collins (1989).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, James Whale ranks 48Before him are Ronald Neame (1911), Sam Mendes (1965), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Jack Clayton (1921), Hugh Hudson (1936), and David Byrne (1952). After him are Paul Greengrass (1955), Stephen Daldry (1960), Jack Cardiff (1914), Norman McLaren (1914), Edmund Goulding (1891), and Richard Marquand (1937).

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