John Schlesinger

1926 - 2003

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John Richard Schlesinger (; 16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Schlesinger has received more than 810,888 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). John Schlesinger is the 211th most popular film director (up from 226th in 2019), the 942nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 994th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Film Director.

John Schlesinger is most famous for directing the films Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Marathon Man.

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Among film directors, John Schlesinger ranks 211 out of 1,580Before him are Jerzy Skolimowski, Mike Nichols, Michael Cacoyannis, John Sturges, Miklós Jancsó, and Arthur Penn. After him are Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lucio Fulci, Stephen Frears, Alan J. Pakula, Barry Levinson, and Mario Bava.

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Among people born in 1926, John Schlesinger ranks 83Before him are Alan Greenspan, Michel Butor, Shigeo Sugimoto, James Stirling, Paul Berg, and Karl Richter. After him are Henry Way Kendall, Masatoshi Koshiba, John Berger, Andrew Schally, Siegfried Lenz, and Joachim Fest. Among people deceased in 2003, John Schlesinger ranks 44Before him are David Dacko, Edgar F. Codd, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Franco Corelli, Leslie Cheung, and Mario Beccaria. After him are Nǃxau ǂToma, Roberto Bolaño, Bob Hope, Rasul Gamzatov, Lee Yoo-hyung, and Annemarie Schimmel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Schlesinger ranks 942 out of 6,924Before him are Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alan Parsons (1948), Richard Stone (1913), Isabella of England (1214), and William Henry Perkin (1838). After him are Philip Noel-Baker (1889), James Mason (1909), Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), Michael Smith (1932), and Stephen Frears (1941).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Schlesinger ranks 14Before him are Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), and Tony Richardson (1928). After him are Stephen Frears (1941), David Hamilton (1933), Mike Newell (1942), Sam Mendes (1965), Frank Lloyd (1886), and Carol Reed (1906).