John Ford

1894 - 1973

John Ford

John Feeney (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as 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 2,231,109 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, John Ford ranks 29 out of 1,305Before him are Pedro Almodóvar, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, and George Lucas. After him are Agnès Varda, Quentin Tarantino, Franco Zeffirelli, David Lynch, Andrzej Wajda, and Roberto Rossellini.

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Among people born in 1894, John Ford ranks 6Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Rudolf Hess, Gavrilo Princip, Aldous Huxley, and Edward VIII. After him are Boris III of Bulgaria, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Jean Renoir, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1973, John Ford ranks 14Before him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, İsmet İnönü, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière. After him are Paavo Nurmi, Walter Ulbricht, Ludwig von Mises, Max Horkheimer, Abebe Bikila, and Ivan Konev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Ford ranks 197 out of 12,171Before him are Doris Day (1922), John Williams (1932), B. F. Skinner (1904), Edwin McMillan (1907), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), and James Madison (1751). After him are Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), Mel Gibson (1956), Frank Zappa (1940), and Ezra Pound (1885).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Ford ranks 7Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Woody Allen (1935), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Martin Scorsese (1942), and George Lucas (1944). After him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), David Lynch (1946), Tim Burton (1958), Sydney Pollack (1934), Brian De Palma (1940), and Oliver Stone (1946).

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