Mario Puzo

1920 - 1999

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Mario Francis Puzo (; Italian: [ˈmaːrjo ˈputtso, -ddzo]; 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 for Part II in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Puzo has received more than 2,946,075 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Mario Puzo is the 312th most popular writer (down from 266th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from United States (down from 237th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Writer.

Mario Puzo is most famous for his novel The Godfather, which was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola.

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.61

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  • 4.16

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Among writers, Mario Puzo ranks 312 out of 5,755Before him are Roger Martin du Gard, Lorenzo Valla, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Prosper Mérimée. After him are Raymond Chandler, Paul Celan, Callimachus, Gregory of Tours, Karl May, and François Mauriac.

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Among people born in 1920, Mario Puzo ranks 12Before him are Frank Herbert, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. After him are Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Éric Rohmer, Melina Mercouri, Gianni Rodari, and Zecharia Sitchin. Among people deceased in 1999, Mario Puzo ranks 6Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Scatman John, Franjo Tuđman, Hussein of Jordan, and Hassan II of Morocco. After him are Joaquín Rodrigo, Pete Conrad, Gertrude B. Elion, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, and Raisa Gorbacheva.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 290 out of 18,182Before him are Bette Davis (1908), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Nick Nolte (1941), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Norbert Wiener (1894), and Shirley MacLaine (1934). After him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Gloria Stuart (1910), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), and Eli Wallach (1915).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 27Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Philip K. Dick (1928), Coen brothers (null), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry Miller (1891), and Margaret Mitchell (1900). After him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), and Napoleon Hill (1883).