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 naval officer. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and adaptations of classic 20th century American novels such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ford has received more than 2,849,350 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). John Ford is the 43rd most popular film director (down from 30th in 2019), the 296th most popular biography from United States (down from 197th in 2019) and the 10th 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 43 out of 1,580Before him are Vittorio De Sica, Isao Takahata, Brian De Palma, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Haneke, and James Cameron. After him are Alan Parker, Jacques Tati, Tinto Brass, Lars von Trier, Éric Rohmer, and Sydney Pollack.

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Among people born in 1894, John Ford ranks 13Before him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. After him are Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Kinsey, Gala Dalí, and Moshe Sharett. Among people deceased in 1973, John Ford ranks 20Before him are Abebe Bikila, Walter Ulbricht, Max Horkheimer, Ludwig von Mises, İsmet İnönü, and Paavo Nurmi. After him are Hans Kelsen, Pablo Casals, Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Gabriel Marcel, and Anna Magnani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Ford ranks 296 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Samuelson (1915), George Herbert Mead (1863), Audie Murphy (1925), William Henry Harrison (1773), Ed Gein (1906), and William G. Morgan (1870). After him are John R. Bolton (1948), Liza Minnelli (1946), Cameron Diaz (1972), Truman Capote (1924), Robert Peary (1856), and Margaret Mitchell (1900).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Ford ranks 10Before him are Woody Allen (1935), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), David Lynch (1946), Quentin Tarantino (1963), George Lucas (1944), and Brian De Palma (1940). After him are Sydney Pollack (1934), Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Terrence Malick (1943).