Joseph Sargent

1925 - 2014

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Joseph Sargent (born Giuseppe Danielle Sorgente; July 22, 1925 – December 22, 2014) was an American film director. Though he directed many television movies, his best known feature-length works were arguably the Burt Reynolds action movie White Lightning, the Gregory Peck biopic MacArthur, and the horror anthology Nightmares. His most popular feature film was the subway thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Sargent has received more than 236,526 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Joseph Sargent is the 908th most popular film director (down from 831st in 2019), the 6,012th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,607th in 2019) and the 238th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Joseph Sargent ranks 908 out of 1,580Before him are Ulu Grosbard, Marlen Khutsiev, Roman Abelevich Kachanov, Alexander Rou, Cameron Crowe, and Monte Hellman. After him are Mario Van Peebles, Jacques Rozier, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Robert Parrish, Kurt Maetzig, and Stanislav Rostotsky.

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Among people born in 1925, Joseph Sargent ranks 299Before him are Steve Forrest, Anne Jackson, John Baptist Wu, Frank Pierson, Marlen Khutsiev, and Alain Peyrefitte. After him are Tajuddin Ahmad, Gunther Schuller, José Beyaert, John List, Gustav Winckler, and Mary F. Lyon. Among people deceased in 2014, Joseph Sargent ranks 269Before him are Sandro Lopopolo, Amiri Baraka, Dave Legeno, Helena Rakoczy, Fiorenzo Angelini, and Jonathan Williams. After him are Gordon Tullock, Richard Hoggart, Jacques Barrot, Mary F. Lyon, Louise Brough, and China Zorrilla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Sargent ranks 6,012 out of 15,968Before him are Bridget Moynahan (1971), Ronnie Radke (1983), Edward M. House (1858), Archibald MacLeish (1892), Kevin Sussman (1970), and Jon Lovitz (1957). After him are Bob Hite (1943), Anna Louise Strong (1885), Dana Reeve (1961), Jane Pierce (1806), Kim Dickens (1965), and Adoniram Judson (1788).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Joseph Sargent ranks 238Before him are Walter Lang (1896), Irwin Winkler (1931), Bennett Miller (1966), Frank Pierson (1925), Cameron Crowe (1957), and Monte Hellman (1932). After him are Herschell Gordon Lewis (1926), Robert Parrish (1916), Mimi Leder (1952), James Gunn (1966), Gordon Parks (1912), and Busby Berkeley (1895).