Mark Boal

1973 - Today

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Mark Boal (born January 23, 1973) is an American journalist, screenwriter, and film producer. Boal initially worked as a journalist, writing for outlets like Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Salon, and Playboy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Boal has received more than 657,651 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mark Boal is the 6,351st most popular writer (up from 6,354th in 2019), the 11,560th most popular biography from United States (up from 15,274th in 2019) and the 846th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 660k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Drama, Race relations, Police corruption
Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.
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Among writers, Mark Boal ranks 6,351 out of 7,302Before him are Frances Power Cobbe, Susan Hill, Ann Coulter, Compton Mackenzie, Kim Leine, and John Skelton. After him are Chris Hedges, Shin Kyung-sook, Damon Runyon, James Truslow Adams, John Scalzi, and P. H. Newby.

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Among people born in 1973, Mark Boal ranks 369Before him are Fabio Pecchia, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Bart Goor, Paula Radcliffe, Trijntje Oosterhuis, and Grigol Mgaloblishvili. After him are Rui Jorge, Yuri Landman, Daniel Löble, Howie Dorough, Javier de Pedro, and Oswaldo Sánchez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Boal ranks 11,560 out of 20,380Before him are Jimmy Witherspoon (1920), Marcell Jacobs (1994), Harry Carney (1910), George Steele (1937), Susan Seidelman (1952), and Charles Shyer (1951). After him are Ira Davenport (1887), Colman Domingo (1969), Chris Hedges (1956), Peter Ho (1975), Gretchen Carlson (1966), and Mackenzie Foy (2000).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mark Boal ranks 846Before him are Bill Prady (1960), Pat Conroy (1945), Arthur Kopit (1937), Elizabeth Moon (1945), Oscar Hijuelos (1951), and Ann Coulter (1961). After him are Chris Hedges (1956), Damon Runyon (1880), James Truslow Adams (1878), John Scalzi (1969), Tom Wilson (1931), and Edward Everett Hale (1822).