John Sturges

1910 - 1992

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John Eliot Sturges (; January 3, 1910 – August 18, 1992) was an American film director. His films include Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Sturges has received more than 719,282 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). John Sturges is the 245th most popular film director (down from 210th in 2019), the 1,627th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,389th in 2019) and the 64th most popular American Film Director.

John Sturges is most famous for directing the films "The Great Escape" and "Bad Day at Black Rock."

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Among film directors, John Sturges ranks 245 out of 2,041Before him are Jafar Panahi, Michael Moore, James Ivory, Yılmaz Güney, Bertrand Tavernier, and Víctor Erice. After him are Lucio Fulci, Karel Zeman, G. W. Pabst, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Tsui Hark, and Edward Dmytryk.

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Among people born in 1910, John Sturges ranks 63Before him are Dorothy Vaughan, August Landmesser, Imi Lichtenfeld, Tancredo Neves, Lobsang Rampa, and Pavel Batitsky. After him are Miguel Najdorf, Eero Saarinen, Karel Zeman, A. J. Ayer, Tjalling Koopmans, and Kim Yong-sik. Among people deceased in 1992, John Sturges ranks 47Before him are Mohamed Boudiaf, Jean-Claude Pascal, Albert Pierrepoint, Denholm Elliott, Lella Lombardi, and Abbas al-Musawi. After him are Markos Vafeiadis, Arletty, James Stirling, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Peter D. Mitchell, and Lina Bo Bardi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Sturges ranks 1,627 out of 20,380Before him are Emmett Till (1941), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mariah Carey (1969), Helen Hayes (1900), and Richard Smalley (1943). After him are George C. Scott (1927), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Harvey Milk (1930), Luke Perry (1966), Maria Shriver (1955), and Edward W. Morley (1838).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Sturges ranks 64Before him are Nicholas Ray (1911), Arthur Penn (1922), Gus Van Sant (1952), Edwin S. Porter (1870), Michael Moore (1954), and James Ivory (1928). After him are Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Richard Fleischer (1916), Robert Aldrich (1918), John Frankenheimer (1930), Joseph Losey (1909), and Robert J. Flaherty (1884).