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 535,712 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Sturges is the 208th most popular film director (up from 235th in 2019), the 1,373rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,546th in 2019) and the 57th 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 208 out of 1,580Before him are Agnieszka Holland, Nicholas Ray, Dino Risi, Jerzy Skolimowski, Mike Nichols, and Michael Cacoyannis. After him are Miklós Jancsó, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lucio Fulci, and Stephen Frears.

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Among people born in 1910, John Sturges ranks 53Before him are António de Spínola, Lobsang Rampa, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Ne Win, Edda Mussolini, and Archer Martin. After him are Miguel Najdorf, Paul Flory, Imi Lichtenfeld, Said bin Taimur, Kim Yong-sik, and Francisco Varallo. Among people deceased in 1992, John Sturges ranks 41Before him are Günther Anders, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Peter D. Mitchell, Marsha P. Johnson, Denny Hulme, and James Stirling. After him are José Ferrer, Markos Vafeiadis, Albert Pierrepoint, Arletty, Lev Gumilyov, and Jean-Claude Pascal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Sturges ranks 1,373 out of 15,968Before him are Robin Wright (1966), Linda B. Buck (1947), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Walter Gilbert (1932), Mitt Romney (1947), and Martha Gellhorn (1908). After him are William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Paul Berg (1926), Betty Ford (1918), Barnett Newman (1905), and Aileen Wuornos (1956).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Sturges ranks 57Before him are Blake Edwards (1922), Richard Donner (1930), Spike Lee (1957), John G. Avildsen (1935), Gus Van Sant (1952), and Nicholas Ray (1911). After him are Arthur Penn (1922), Alan J. Pakula (1928), Barry Levinson (1942), Henry Hathaway (1898), Raoul Walsh (1887), and Steven Soderbergh (1963).