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John Badham

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John MacDonald Badham (born August 25, 1939) is an English-American television and film director, best known for his films Saturday Night Fever (1977), Dracula (1979), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Badham has received more than 616,570 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Badham is the 509th most popular film director (down from 417th in 2019), the 1,932nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,664th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Film Director.

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  • 22

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  • 4.18

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  • 2.68

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Among film directors, John Badham ranks 509 out of 1,581Before him are George P. Cosmatos, Grigori Aleksandrov, Paul Thomas Anderson, Glauber Rocha, Moshé Mizrahi, and Peter Yates. After him are Lee Chang-dong, Im Kwon-taek, Tom Holland, Mamoru Hosoda, Yoji Yamada, and Alain Corneau.

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Among people born in 1939, John Badham ranks 177Before him are Marisa Mell, Festus Mogae, Jack Lang, Takako Shimazu, Paul Winfield, and Glauber Rocha. After him are Ron Rifkin, Hércules Brito Ruas, Flavio Cotti, John Howard, Jason Miller, and John Amos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Badham ranks 1,932 out of 7,765Before him are Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776), Douglas Mawson (1882), Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), Josephine Butler (1828), Peter Yates (1929), and Mary Astell (1666). After him are Martin Rees (1942), Thom Yorke (1968), Robert Fortune (1812), Adele (1988), John Chadwick (1920), and James Ferguson (1797).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Badham ranks 37Before him are J. Lee Thompson (1914), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Roland Joffé (1945), Nicolas Roeg (1928), David Byrne (1952), and Peter Yates (1929). After him are Anthony Asquith (1902), Michael Powell (1905), Paul Greengrass (1955), Ken Annakin (1914), John Glen (1932), and Norman McLaren (1914).