John Guillermin

1925 - 2015

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John Guillermin (11 November 1925 – 27 September 2015) was a French-British film director, writer and producer who was most active in big budget, action adventure films throughout his lengthy career. His more well-known films include I Was Monty's Double (1958), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), Never Let Go (1960), Tarzan Goes to India (1962), Waltz of the Toreadors (1962), The Blue Max (1966), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Towering Inferno (1974), King Kong (1976), Death on the Nile (1978), Sheena (1984) and King Kong Lives (1986). In the 1980s he worked on much less prestigious projects, and his final films consisted of lower-budgeted theatrical releases and TV movies.According to one obituary, "Regardless of whether he was directing a light comedy, war epic or crime drama, Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Guillermin has received more than 241,666 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Guillermin is the 352nd most popular film director (up from 368th in 2019), the 1,420th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,516th in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Guillermin ranks 352 out of 1,580Before him are Ermanno Olmi, Jack L. Warner, Emilio Fernández, Veit Harlan, Francis Veber, and Ub Iwerks. After him are Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, Paolo Sorrentino, J. Lee Thompson, Peter Yates, and Louis Delluc.

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Among people born in 1925, John Guillermin ranks 115Before him are Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Alexander Shulgin, Martin Rodbell, David Elazar, Louison Bobet, and Jean Raspail. After him are Efim Geller, Max Morlock, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Donald O'Connor, Quett Masire, and Ana María Matute. Among people deceased in 2015, John Guillermin ranks 95Before him are Omar Karami, Akiyuki Nosaka, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Árpád Göncz, Adrian Frutiger, and Cabu. After him are Chantal Akerman, Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, Arsen Dedić, Tadahiko Ueda, and Percy Sledge.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Guillermin ranks 1,420 out of 6,924Before him are Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Henry Pelham (1694), Frederic Bartlett (1886), Mark of Cornwall (480), Gildas (500), and Rupert Everett (1959). After him are Paddy Roy Bates (1921), Herbert Pitman (1877), William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708), Channing Tatum (1980), Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766), and Ethel Smyth (1858).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Guillermin ranks 26Before him are Carol Reed (1906), Ken Russell (1927), Anthony Minghella (1954), John Boorman (1933), Adrian Lyne (1941), and Michael Anderson (1920). After him are J. Lee Thompson (1914), Peter Yates (1929), Roland Joffé (1945), Mike Leigh (1943), John Badham (1939), and Hugh Hudson (1936).