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Merian C. Cooper

1893 - 1973

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Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893 – April 21, 1973) was an American filmmaker and Academy Award winner, as well as a former aviator who served as an officer in the United States Air Force and Polish Air Force. In film, he is credited as co-inventor of the Cinerama film projection process. Cooper's most famous film was the 1933 movie King Kong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merian C. Cooper has received more than 518,355 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Merian C. Cooper is the 363rd most popular film director (down from 329th in 2019), the 2,375th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,171st in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Merian C. Cooper ranks 363 out of 1,581Before him are Ray Harryhausen, Derek Jarman, Nanni Moretti, Chen Kaige, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, and Ladislas Starevich. After him are Jacques Tourneur, Anthony Minghella, Jacques Copeau, Norman Jewison, Lo Wei, and Adolph Zukor.

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Among people born in 1893, Merian C. Cooper ranks 80Before him are Roman Ingarden, Clark Ashton Smith, Bill Tilden, William Dieterle, Dean Acheson, and Matthias Kleinheisterkamp. After him are Henry Murray, Dorothy L. Sayers, Bai Chongxi, Clas Thunberg, Alexander Korda, and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz. Among people deceased in 1973, Merian C. Cooper ranks 77Before him are Robert Ryan, Roger Williamson, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Frank Jack Fletcher, Robert Smithson, and Hans Globke. After him are Bruno Maderna, Clas Thunberg, Sessue Hayakawa, Soong Ai-ling, Jack Hawkins, and Marc Allégret.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Merian C. Cooper ranks 2,375 out of 18,182Before him are Stephen Baldwin (1966), Frank Knight (1885), Sundance Kid (1867), Roscoe Arbuckle (1887), Maria Shriver (1955), and Sam Rockwell (1968). After him are Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Bruce Beutler (1957), Dick Sargent (1930), Casey Affleck (1975), Wes Montgomery (1923), and Henry Murray (1893).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Merian C. Cooper ranks 105Before him are William A. Wellman (1896), Nick Castle (1947), Gerard Damiano (1928), James L. Brooks (1940), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), and Ray Harryhausen (1920). After him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Gene Deitch (1924), Sofia Coppola (1971), Robert Benton (1932), John McTiernan (1951), and Sam Wood (1883).