John Boorman

1933 - Today

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Sir John Boorman (; born 18 January 1933) is a British film director, best known for feature films such as Point Blank (1967), Hell in the Pacific (1968), Deliverance (1972), Zardoz (1974), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Excalibur (1981), The Emerald Forest (1985), Hope and Glory (1987), The General (1998), The Tailor of Panama (2001) and Queen and Country (2014). Boorman has directed 22 films and received five Academy Award nominations, twice for Best Director (for Deliverance, and Hope and Glory). He is also credited with creating the first Academy Award screeners to promote The Emerald Forest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Boorman has received more than 1,343,623 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Boorman is the 320th most popular film director (down from 268th in 2019), the 1,322nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,129th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Boorman ranks 320 out of 1,580Before him are Raúl Ruiz, Anthony Minghella, Alexander Sokurov, Mervyn LeRoy, Jacques Copeau, and Philippe de Broca. After him are Giuseppe De Santis, Kon Ichikawa, Mikio Naruse, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, and Dušan Makavejev.

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Among people born in 1933, John Boorman ranks 119Before him are György Konrád, Renée Taylor, Charlie Wilson, Joachim Kroll, Debra Paget, and Philippe de Broca. After him are Tomas Milian, Sacha Distel, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Jehan Sadat, William Anders, and Franz, Duke of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Boorman ranks 1,322 out of 6,924Before him are Dave Evans (1953), John Ball (1338), John Graunt (1620), John Charles (1931), Andy Summers (1942), and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384). After him are Andrew Lincoln (1973), Idris Elba (1972), John Boyd Orr (1880), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Claire Bloom (1931), and Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Boorman ranks 23Before him are Mike Newell (1942), Sam Mendes (1965), Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), Ken Russell (1927), and Anthony Minghella (1954). After him are Adrian Lyne (1941), Michael Anderson (1920), John Guillermin (1925), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Peter Yates (1929), and Roland Joffé (1945).