Jules Dassin

1911 - 2008

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Julius Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film and theatre director, producer, writer and actor. A subject of the Hollywood blacklist, he subsequently moved to France, and later Greece, where he continued his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Dassin has received more than 747,120 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jules Dassin is the 115th most popular film director (down from 108th in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from United States (down from 705th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Film Director.

Jules Dassin is most famous for his work in the French film noir genre. His films include The Naked City, Rififi, and Night and the City.

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Among film directors, Jules Dassin ranks 115 out of 2,041Before him are David Fincher, John Huston, Terrence Malick, Kenji Mizoguchi, Otar Iosseliani, and Manoel de Oliveira. After him are Peter Jackson, Jerzy Grotowski, David Lean, Sergei Bondarchuk, John Woo, and Howard Hawks.

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Among people born in 1911, Jules Dassin ranks 29Before him are Klaus Fuchs, Maurice Allais, Wilhelm Mohnke, Polykarp Kusch, Joseph Barbera, and Jean Harlow. After him are Milovan Đilas, William Alfred Fowler, Bernard Katz, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, William Howard Stein, and Niels Kaj Jerne. Among people deceased in 2008, Jules Dassin ranks 28Before him are Jørn Utzon, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Jacques Piccard, and Roy Scheider. After him are Heath Ledger, Jörg Haider, George Emil Palade, John Archibald Wheeler, Leonid Hurwicz, and Mel Ferrer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jules Dassin ranks 776 out of 20,380Before him are Albert Ellis (1913), Jean Harlow (1911), Charlie Sheen (1965), Greg Abbott (1957), Stan Kroenke (1947), and James E. Webb (1906). After him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), David J. Wineland (1944), Jim Jones (1931), Brandon Lee (1965), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), and Joe DiMaggio (1914).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Jules Dassin ranks 31Before him are Mel Brooks (1926), John Carpenter (1948), Robert Altman (1925), David Fincher (1962), John Huston (1906), and Terrence Malick (1943). After him are Howard Hawks (1896), Victor Fleming (1889), Wes Craven (1939), William Hanna (1910), George A. Romero (1940), and D. W. Griffith (1875).