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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 wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics, including The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Academy Award nominations, winning twice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Huston has received more than 4,684,531 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). John Huston is the 74th most popular film director (up from 90th in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from United States (up from 615th in 2019) and the 18th 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 74 out of 1,581Before him are Jean-Jacques Annaud, Franco Zeffirelli, David Cronenberg, Chuck Jones, F. W. Murnau, and Frank Capra. After him are Costa-Gavras, Robert Bresson, Dziga Vertov, Ernst Lubitsch, Dario Argento, and Alan Parker.

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Among people born in 1906, John Huston ranks 36Before him are Soichiro Honda, Hassan al-Banna, Hans Asperger, Alexey Stakhanov, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Josef Kramer. After him are Wassily Leontief, James E. Webb, Hans Bethe, Dino Buzzati, Marcelo Caetano, and Philip Johnson. Among people deceased in 1987, John Huston ranks 16Before him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, Andrey Kolmogorov, Thomas Sankara, Gunnar Myrdal, and Walter Houser Brattain. After him are Lino Ventura, John Howard Northrop, William P. Murphy, Lee Byung-chul, Andrés Segovia, and Jascha Heifetz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Huston ranks 496 out of 18,182Before him are Prince (1958), Crazy Horse (1840), Warren Beatty (1937), Ronald Wayne (1934), Lou Reed (1942), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922). After him are Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Harriet Tubman (1820), and Paul Simon (1941).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Huston ranks 18Before him are Sydney Pollack (1934), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Oliver Stone (1946), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Terry Gilliam (1940), and Chuck Jones (1912). After him are George A. Romero (1940), William Hanna (1910), Howard Hawks (1896), Walter Hill (1942), Terrence Malick (1943), and Jim Jarmusch (1953).