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Jules Dassin

1911 - 2008

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Julius "Jules" Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film and theatre director, producer, writer and actor. A subject of the Hollywood blacklist in the McCarthy era, he subsequently moved to France, and later Greece, where he continued his career. He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Directors' Guild.Dassin received a Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Du rififi chez les hommes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Dassin has received more than 619,986 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Jules Dassin is the 108th most popular film director (up from 111th in 2019), the 705th most popular biography from United States (up from 732nd in 2019) and the 28th 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 108 out of 1,581Before him are Sidney Lumet, Ang Lee, Jean-Pierre Melville, Robert Altman, Manoel de Oliveira, and Victor Fleming. After him are Wes Craven, Louis Malle, George Cukor, David Fincher, Elia Kazan, and Peter Jackson.

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Among people born in 1911, Jules Dassin ranks 28Before him are William Alfred Fowler, Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, and Polykarp Kusch. After him are Max Frisch, Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 2008, Jules Dassin ranks 24Before him are Miriam Makeba, Richard Wright, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, and Heath Ledger. After him are Roy Scheider, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Willis Lamb.

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Among people born in United States, Jules Dassin ranks 705 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Harris (1940), Paul Morphy (1837), Carl Lewis (1961), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert E. Howard (1906), and Matthew C. Perry (1794). After him are Charles Taze Russell (1852), Scott Joplin (1868), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), and Stanley Cohen (1922).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Jules Dassin ranks 28Before him are Walter Hill (1942), Terrence Malick (1943), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), and Victor Fleming (1889). After him are Wes Craven (1939), George Cukor (1899), David Fincher (1962), Sam Peckinpah (1925), John Carpenter (1948), and Peter Bogdanovich (1939).