Mario Puzo

1920 - 1999

Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (; October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter, and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-American Mafia and Sicilian Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film trilogy directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Puzo has received more than 1,752,293 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 289th most popular writer.

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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.47

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  • 3.53

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Among writers, Mario Puzo ranks 287 out of 4,883Before him are Christine de Pizan, Pär Lagerkvist, Bartolomé de las Casas, François Mauriac, Marguerite de Navarre, and Gao Xingjian. After him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Marguerite Duras, Beatrix Potter, Michael Ende, Italo Calvino, and Roger Martin du Gard.

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Among people born in 1920, Mario Puzo ranks 9Before him are Isaac Asimov, Yul Brynner, Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, Toshiro Mifune, and Rosalind Franklin. After him are Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Traudl Junge, Melina Mercouri, and Juan Antonio Samaranch. Among people deceased in 1999, Mario Puzo ranks 6Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Hussein of Jordan, Hassan II of Morocco, Franjo Tuđman, and Pete Conrad. After him are Scatman John, Joaquín Rodrigo, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, Wilt Chamberlain, and Wassily Leontief.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 245 out of 12,171Before him are J. Paul Getty (1892), Pete Conrad (1930), Emily Dickinson (1830), Fred Astaire (1899), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Edward Thorndike (1874). After him are Bette Davis (1908), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Joseph Smith (1805), Jerry Brown (1938), Oliver Hardy (1892), and Edward Hopper (1882).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 27Before him are Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), and Emily Dickinson (1830). After him are Philip Roth (1933), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), and Truman Capote (1924).