John Farrow

1904 - 1963

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John Villiers Farrow, KGCHS (10 February 1904 – 27 January 1963) was an Australian-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 1942 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Wake Island, and in 1957 he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Farrow has received more than 745,920 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Farrow is the 654th most popular film director (down from 646th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Australia (up from 105th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Australian Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Farrow ranks 654 out of 1,580. Before him are Ivan Passer, Paul Thomas Anderson, Luis Puenzo, Hasse Ekman, Sean S. Cunningham, and Stanislav Govorukhin. After him are Ted Post, Wolfgang Becker, Steno, Claude Pinoteau, Claude Goretta, and Karel Lamač.

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Among people born in 1904, John Farrow ranks 164Before him are Ibrahim Moustafa, Antonin Magne, Frederick Ashton, Bruce Cabot, Juan José Arévalo, and Armando Castellazzi. After him are Nancy Mitford, Lauri Virtanen, Xenophon Zolotas, Semyon Ignatyev, Ray Bolger, and Berta Karlik. Among people deceased in 1963, John Farrow ranks 91Before him are Ivan Bek, Richard Kohn, Vissarion Shebalin, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, Margaret Murray, and Pierre Blanchar. After him are Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg, Richard Oswald, August Rei, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld, Kay Sage, and Guy Burgess.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Farrow ranks 101 out of 790. Before him are John Williams (1941), James Aldridge (1918), Elle Macpherson (1964), Judy Davis (1955), Ashley Cooper (1936), and John Curtin (1885). After him are Daevid Allen (1938), Roger Donaldson (1945), Natalie Imbruglia (1975), Baz Luhrmann (1962), Mark Evans (1956), and David Hurley (1953).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Australia

Among film directors born in Australia, John Farrow ranks 4Before him are Peter Weir (1944), George Miller (1945), and Bruce Beresford (1940). After him are Roger Donaldson (1945), Baz Luhrmann (1962), Christopher Doyle (1952), Phillip Noyce (1950), Russell Mulcahy (1953), John Seale (1942), Fred Schepisi (1939), and John Pilger (1939).