Jamie Uys

1921 - 1996

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Jacobus Johannes Uys (; 30 May 1921 – 29 January 1996), better known as Jamie Uys, was a South African film director, best known for directing the 1980 comedy film The Gods Must Be Crazy and its 1989 sequel The Gods Must Be Crazy II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jamie Uys has received more than 199,651 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jamie Uys is the 692nd most popular film director (down from 624th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 64th in 2019) and the most popular South African Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jamie Uys ranks 692 out of 1,580Before him are Roger Spottiswoode, Mitchell Leisen, Esfir Shub, Mamoru Hosoda, Richard C. Sarafian, and James Mangold. After him are Raoul Coutard, Steve McQueen, Harald Reinl, Pierre Schoendoerffer, Ronald Neame, and Gustav Ucicky.

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Among people born in 1921, Jamie Uys ranks 211Before him are Ernst Haas, Imre Kovács, Guy Laroche, Buddy Rogers, Leo Penn, and Ezzard Charles. After him are Walter Laqueur, Harry Schell, Rinaldo Martino, Kazimierz Górski, Paulo Evaristo Arns, and Barbro Hiort af Ornäs. Among people deceased in 1996, Jamie Uys ranks 149Before him are Henri Nouwen, Joanne Dru, Laurens van der Post, Stanko Todorov, Lydia Chukovskaya, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. After him are Rob Hall, Morton Gould, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Tamara Toumanova, Heriberto Herrera, and Joseph Mermans.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Jamie Uys ranks 66 out of 312Before him are Ronald Harwood (1934), Rudolph Lewis (1887), J. G. Strijdom (1893), Koos de la Rey (1847), Angelique Rockas (1950), and Laurens van der Post (1906). After him are Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), Alice Krige (1954), Hugh Masekela (1939), Steve Nash (1974), Nico Diederichs (1903), and Abdullah Ibrahim (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Africa

Among film directors born in South Africa, Jamie Uys ranks 1After him are Neill Blomkamp (1979), Gavin Hood (1963), and Jonathan Liebesman (1976).