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John Carpenter

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, and composer. Most commonly associated with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s, he is generally recognized as one of the greatest masters of the horror genre. At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the French Directors' Guild gave him the Golden Coach Award, lauding him as "a creative genius of raw, fantastic, and spectacular emotions".Carpenter's early films included box office and critical successes like Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Carpenter has received more than 10,130,991 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). John Carpenter is the 119th most popular film director (down from 108th in 2019), the 814th most popular biography from United States (down from 705th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 119 out of 1,581Before him are Elia Kazan, Peter Jackson, Erich von Stroheim, Jerzy Grotowski, Sam Peckinpah, and Lina Wertmüller. After him are Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Mann, Michael Cimino, Roy Andersson, Marcel Carné, and Jiří Menzel.

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Among people born in 1948, John Carpenter ranks 41Before him are John Bonham, Thierry Mugler, Alice Cooper, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maurizio Gucci, and Jean-Pierre Adams. After him are Giorgio Parisi, Jerzy Kukuczka, Tony Iommi, Grace Jones, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Rudolf Schenker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 814 out of 18,182Before him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Louise Hay (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Nancy Pelosi (1940), and Gene Tierney (1920). After him are Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Dorothea Lange (1895), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), and Michael Mann (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 33Before him are Victor Fleming (1889), Jules Dassin (1911), Wes Craven (1939), George Cukor (1899), David Fincher (1962), and Sam Peckinpah (1925). After him are Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), D. W. Griffith (1875), and Joel Schumacher (1939).

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