John Huston

1906 - 1987

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John Marcellus Huston ( (listen) HEW-stən; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist. He travelled widely, settling at various times in France, Mexico, and Ireland. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. citizenship to become an Irish citizen and resident in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Huston has received more than 3,536,548 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Huston is the 90th most popular film director (up from 108th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from United States (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 24th 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 90 out of 1,580Before him are David Lean, David Cronenberg, Joel Schumacher, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jim Jarmusch, and Oliver Stone. After him are Fred Zinnemann, Victor Fleming, Louis Malle, Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, and René Clair.

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Among people born in 1906, John Huston ranks 41Before him are Josef Kramer, Hassan al-Banna, Albert Sabin, Oleg Antonov, Vladimir Prelog, and Clyde Tombaugh. After him are Hans Bethe, Dino Buzzati, Philip Johnson, Klaus Mann, Hans Asperger, and Empress Wanrong. Among people deceased in 1987, John Huston ranks 14Before him are Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Pola Negri, and Gunnar Myrdal. After him are Jacques Anquetil, Andrés Segovia, Lee Byung-chul, John Howard Northrop, Fahri Korutürk, and Thomas Sankara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Huston ranks 615 out of 15,968Before him are Gwen Stefani (1969), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Oliver Stone (1946), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Eugene O'Neill (1888). After him are Kenny Rogers (1938), Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert McNamara (1916), Kary Mullis (1944), John Browning (1855), and Robert Ludlum (1927).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Huston ranks 24Before him are Howard Hawks (1896), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), Jim Jarmusch (1953), and Oliver Stone (1946). After him are Victor Fleming (1889), Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), Vincente Minnelli (1903), John Carpenter (1948), and Sam Peckinpah (1925).