John Woo

1946 - Today

John Woo

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (Chinese: 吳宇森; born 1 May 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, stylized imagery, Mexican standoffs, frequent use of slow motion and allusions to neo-noir, wuxia and Western cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Woo has received more than 1,745,752 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 132nd most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

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  • 61.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, John Woo ranks 133 out of 1,305Before him are Peter Jackson, Victor Sjöström, Walter Hill, René Clément, Zhang Yimou, and Volker Schlöndorff. After him are Claude Lelouch, Christopher Nolan, Ettore Scola, Jean Vigo, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Jesús Franco.

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Among people born in 1946, John Woo ranks 63Before him are Isaias Afwerki, André the Giant, Ed O'Neill, Stan Smith, Ilie Năstase, and Sally Field. After him are Daniel Libeskind, Danny Glover, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Dragan Džajić, Boris Berezovsky, and Lasse Hallström.

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In China

Among people born in China, John Woo ranks 226 out of 921Before him are Emperor Taizu of Jin (1068), Dian Wei (150), Cao Xueqin (1724), Wang Xizhi (303), Zhang Yimou (1950), and Liu Bian (176). After him are Kang Youwei (1858), Emperor Zhenzong (968), Abaoji (872), Kanishka (78), Liu Biao (142), and Emperor Daizong of Tang (727).


Among film directors born in China, John Woo ranks 2Before him are Zhang Yimou (1950). After him are Wong Kar-wai (1958), Terence Young (1915), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Lo Wei (1918), Chen Kaige (1952), Edward Yang (1947), Ann Hui (1947), James Wong Howe (1899), Jia Zhangke (1970), and Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952).

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