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John Ford

1894 - 1973

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John Martin Feeney (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director and producer. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was one of the first American directors to be recognized as an auteur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ford has received more than 4,310,309 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). John Ford is the 35th most popular film director (up from 43rd in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from United States (up from 296th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Film Director.

John Ford is most famous for his westerns, such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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Among film directors, John Ford ranks 35 out of 1,581Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, George Lucas, Fritz Lang, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder, and Roberto Rossellini. After him are Paul Verhoeven, Vittorio De Sica, Wim Wenders, Andrzej Wajda, Ken Loach, and Tinto Brass.

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Among people born in 1894, John Ford ranks 10Before him are Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Boris III of Bulgaria. After him are Jean Renoir, Norbert Wiener, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, and Fritz Sauckel. Among people deceased in 1973, John Ford ranks 17Before him are Pearl S. Buck, Ivan Konev, Hans Kelsen, İsmet İnönü, Walter Ulbricht, and Ludwig von Mises. After him are Abebe Bikila, Paavo Nurmi, Max Horkheimer, Anna Magnani, Henri Charrière, and Pablo Casals.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Ford ranks 241 out of 18,182Before him are Robert F. Kennedy (1925), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Philip Kotler (1931), Rita Hayworth (1918), Brigham Young (1801), and Ted Kaczynski (1942). After him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Duvall (1931), and Steve Wozniak (1950).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Ford ranks 9Before him are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Woody Allen (1935), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), David Lynch (1946), George Lucas (1944), and Quentin Tarantino (1963). After him are Tim Burton (1958), Brian De Palma (1940), Sydney Pollack (1934), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Oliver Stone (1946), and Stephen Hillenburg (1961).