New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


John Sturges

1910 - 1992

Photo of John Sturges

Icon of person John Sturges

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 587,660 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Sturges is the 209th most popular film director (down from 208th in 2019), the 1,389th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,372nd in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Film Director.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 590k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Sturges by language


Among film directors, John Sturges ranks 209 out of 1,581Before him are Agnieszka Holland, Mike Newell, Sam Raimi, Liliana Cavani, Bertrand Tavernier, and Robert Siodmak. After him are Wes Anderson, Cecil B. DeMille, Thea von Harbou, Alfonso Cuarón, Theo van Gogh, and Mario Bava.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1910, John Sturges ranks 50Before him are Meša Selimović, Edvard Kardelj, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archer Martin, Eero Saarinen, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Shunichi Kumai, Miguel Najdorf, Dorothy Vaughan, Imi Lichtenfeld, Tjalling Koopmans, and J. Allen Hynek. Among people deceased in 1992, John Sturges ranks 42Before him are Sam Walton, Denny Hulme, César Manrique, Albert Pierrepoint, Peter D. Mitchell, and Joan Fuster. After him are José Ferrer, Lev Gumilyov, Denholm Elliott, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Lella Lombardi, and James Stirling.

Others Born in 1910

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1992

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, John Sturges ranks 1,389 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Ford (1961), Ethan Hawke (1970), Barnett Newman (1905), Jane Wyman (1917), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), and Mary Todd Lincoln (1818). After him are Wes Anderson (1969), Richard Winters (1918), David Morse (1953), Ken Thompson (1943), Alan Greenspan (1926), and Herbert Blomstedt (1927).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Sturges ranks 58Before him are Nicholas Ray (1911), Michael Moore (1954), Richard Donner (1930), Alan J. Pakula (1928), Chris Columbus (1958), and Sam Raimi (1959). After him are Wes Anderson (1969), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Spike Lee (1957), Gus Van Sant (1952), and Joseph Losey (1909).