John Badham

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John MacDonald Badham (born August 25, 1939) is an English-born 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 527,798 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John Badham is the 417th most popular film director (up from 430th in 2019), the 1,665th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,688th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Badham ranks 417 out of 1,580Before him are Georgiy Daneliya, Ted Kotcheff, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Susanne Bier, Clarence Brown, and Yoji Yamada. After him are Karel Reisz, René Laloux, Sam Wood, Paul Schrader, Ernst Marischka, and Umberto Lenzi.

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Among people born in 1939, John Badham ranks 150Before him are Maria Bueno, Ljiljana Petrović, Lili Ivanova, Nikola Pilić, Frank Vincent, and John Howard. After him are Sal Mineo, Irina Press, Heinz Holliger, James Fox, Charles Jencks, and Czesław Niemen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Badham ranks 1,665 out of 6,924Before him are John Smyth (1570), Thom Yorke (1968), Mary Bell (1957), Paul Rodgers (1949), Nick Simper (1945), and Maggie Reilly (1956). After him are Robert Wyatt (1945), Samantha Fox (1966), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Martin Birch (1948), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), and Frank Dicksee (1853).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Badham ranks 31Before him are Michael Anderson (1920), John Guillermin (1925), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Peter Yates (1929), Roland Joffé (1945), and Mike Leigh (1943). After him are Hugh Hudson (1936), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), David Yates (1963), Nicolas Roeg (1928), Michael Powell (1905), and Jack Clayton (1921).