John Huston

1906 - 1987

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John Marcellus Huston ( HEW-stən; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics. He received numerous accolades including two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Huston has received more than 6,084,258 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). John Huston is the 110th most popular film director (down from 74th in 2019), the 757th most popular biography from United States (down from 496th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Film Director.

John Huston is most famous for directing films such as The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

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Among film directors, John Huston ranks 110 out of 2,041Before him are Walter Hill, Mel Brooks, Joris Ivens, John Carpenter, Robert Altman, and David Fincher. After him are Terrence Malick, Kenji Mizoguchi, Otar Iosseliani, Manoel de Oliveira, Jules Dassin, and Peter Jackson.

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Among people born in 1906, John Huston ranks 48Before him are Vladimir Prelog, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marcel Carné, Clyde Tombaugh, Oleg Antonov, and Empress Wanrong. After him are James E. Webb, Robert E. Howard, Marie José of Belgium, Marcelo Caetano, Estée Lauder, and Bugsy Siegel. Among people deceased in 1987, John Huston ranks 26Before him are Fahri Korutürk, Jascha Heifetz, Lino Ventura, Lee Byung-chul, Lee Marvin, and Jacqueline du Pré. After him are Georg Wittig, Jacques Anquetil, Jean Anouilh, Andrés Segovia, Joseph Campbell, and Nobusuke Kishi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Huston ranks 757 out of 20,380Before him are Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Paul Morphy (1837), Les Paul (1915), H. H. Holmes (1861), and Steven Weinberg (1933). After him are Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Randy Quaid (1950), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Terrence Malick (1943), Rick Rubin (1963), and Buddy Holly (1936).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Huston ranks 29Before him are Sam Peckinpah (1925), Walter Hill (1942), Mel Brooks (1926), John Carpenter (1948), Robert Altman (1925), and David Fincher (1962). After him are Terrence Malick (1943), Jules Dassin (1911), Howard Hawks (1896), Victor Fleming (1889), Wes Craven (1939), and William Hanna (1910).