John Carpenter

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Carpenter has received more than 5,538,588 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). John Carpenter is the 107th most popular film director (down from 99th in 2019), the 705th most popular biography from United States (down from 668th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Film Director.

John Carpenter is most famous for his work in the horror genre. He is known for directing and writing some of the most iconic horror films of all time including Halloween, The Thing, and They Live.

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Among film directors, John Carpenter ranks 107 out of 1,580. Before him are Michael Curtiz, Kenji Mizoguchi, Robert Altman, Claude Lelouch, Christopher Nolan, and Vincente Minnelli. After him are Sam Peckinpah, Tony Scott, Jules Dassin, Wes Craven, Jerzy Grotowski, and Erich von Stroheim.

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Among people born in 1948, John Carpenter ranks 37Before him are Keke Rosberg, Donna Summer, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John Bonham, Alice Cooper, and Radomir Antić. After him are Tony Iommi, Klaus Meine, Ian McEwan, Grace Jones, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Among people born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 705 out of 15,968. Before him are Ed O'Neill (1946), Hugh Everett III (1930), Stephen Covey (1932), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Matt Groening (1954), and James Tobin (1918). After him are Robert Venturi (1925), David Copperfield (1956), John Searle (1932), Omar Bradley (1893), William Saroyan (1908), and Kim Novak (1933).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 29Before him are Oliver Stone (1946), John Huston (1906), Victor Fleming (1889), Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), and Vincente Minnelli (1903). After him are Sam Peckinpah (1925), Jules Dassin (1911), Wes Craven (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), Ed Wood (1924), and George Cukor (1899).

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