John Cassavetes

1929 - 1989

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John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was a Greek-American filmmaker and actor. He began as an actor in film and television before helping to pioneer modern American independent cinema as a writer and director, often producing and distributing his films with his own money. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cassavetes has received more than 6,480,377 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. John Cassavetes is the 532nd most popular actor (down from 402nd in 2019), the 969th most popular biography from United States (down from 763rd in 2019) and the 260th most popular American Actor.

John Cassavetes is most famous for his independent films, which he made in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was a pioneer of the American independent film movement, and he was the first American director to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Over the past year John Cassavetes has had the most page views in the with 911,288 views, followed by French (87,544), and Italian (72,967). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (114.38%), Simple English (76.70%), and Ido (74.86%)


Among actors, John Cassavetes ranks 532 out of 13,578Before him are Sean Bean, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, Richard E. Grant, George Gaynes, and Totò. After him are Bette Midler, Leslie Howard, Mildred Harris, Tom Waits, Richard Dreyfuss, and Eleonora Duse.

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Among people born in 1929, John Cassavetes ranks 60Before him are Günter Schabowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Murray Gell-Mann, Ralf Dahrendorf, James Last, and Lennart Johansson. After him are Osamu Yamaji, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Ivar Giaever, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Bernard Haitink, and Jerry Goldsmith. Among people deceased in 1989, John Cassavetes ranks 41Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Hermann Oberth, Michel Aflaq, Kōnosuke Matsushita, Danilo Kiš, and William Shockley. After him are Bruce Chatwin, Leon Festinger, Cornel Wilde, Jerzy Kukuczka, Irving Berlin, and Antonia Brico.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 969 out of 20,380Before him are Geena Davis (1956), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Mickey Rooney (1920), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Dashiell Hammett (1894). After him are Lynn Margulis (1938), Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Joseph Campbell (1904), Tom Waits (1949), and Julius Axelrod (1912).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Cassavetes ranks 260Before him are Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Melanie Griffith (1957), Geena Davis (1956), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), and Mickey Rooney (1920). After him are Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Tom Waits (1949), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Mel Ferrer (1917).

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