John McTiernan

1951 - Today

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John Campbell McTiernan Jr. (born January 8, 1951) is an American retired filmmaker. He is best known for his action films, including Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John McTiernan has received more than 2,212,885 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). John McTiernan is the 396th most popular film director (down from 387th in 2019), the 2,512th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,484th in 2019) and the 104th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 56.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John McTiernans by language

Over the past year John McTiernan has had the most page views in the with 349,985 views, followed by French (40,667), and Russian (27,370). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (142.13%), Simple English (115.69%), and Catalan (87.19%)


Among film directors, John McTiernan ranks 396 out of 2,041Before him are Edward Yang, Jacques Copeau, Paolo Sorrentino, Ishirō Honda, Luigi Comencini, and Mervyn LeRoy. After him are Gene Deitch, Karel Reisz, Tony Gatlif, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, James L. Brooks, and Russ Meyer.

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Among people born in 1951, John McTiernan ranks 114Before him are Jakaya Kikwete, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Beverly D'Angelo, Julian Schnabel, Ubol Ratana, and Edward Witten. After him are Bill Viola, Vera Fischer, Lynda Carter, Horst Hrubesch, Phankham Viphavanh, and Salih Muslim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John McTiernan ranks 2,512 out of 20,380Before him are Drew Weissman (1959), Sheldon Adelson (1933), Julie Newmar (1933), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Edward Witten (1951), and Matt Cameron (1962). After him are Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Ann Dunham (1942), Gene Deitch (1924), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Bill Viola (1951), and Heather Locklear (1961).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John McTiernan ranks 104Before him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Saul Bass (1920), Joe Dante (1946), Robert Benton (1932), Gerard Damiano (1928), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900). After him are Gene Deitch (1924), James L. Brooks (1940), Russ Meyer (1922), J. J. Abrams (1966), Merian C. Cooper (1893), and Richard Brooks (1912).