John Carpenter

1948 - Today

John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, 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 Halloween (1978), 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 5,005,824 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular film director.

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  • 44

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  • 5.92

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  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, John Carpenter ranks 99 out of 1,305Before him are Jim Jarmusch, Fred Zinnemann, Alan Parker, Victor Fleming, Terrence Malick, and Jules Dassin. After him are René Clair, Wolfgang Petersen, Tony Scott, Kenji Mizoguchi, Louis Malle, and Sam Peckinpah.

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Among people born in 1948, John Carpenter ranks 32Before him are Robert Plant, Marcello Lippi, Keke Rosberg, Steven Tyler, George Tupou V, and Donna Summer. After him are Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John Bonham, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Tony Iommi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 668 out of 12,171Before him are Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Linda Lovelace (1949), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), Irwin Rose (1926), and Bill Cosby (1937). After him are Angela Davis (1944), Matt Damon (1970), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Omar Bradley (1893), Alan Arkin (1934), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Carpenter ranks 26Before him are Ed Wood (1924), Robert Altman (1925), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Victor Fleming (1889), Terrence Malick (1943), and Jules Dassin (1911). After him are Sam Peckinpah (1925), John Huston (1906), Wes Craven (1939), Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), and Sidney Lumet (1924).

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