Michael Ritchie

1938 - 2001

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Michael Brunswick Ritchie (November 28, 1938 – April 16, 2001) was an American film director, producer, and writer of films with comical or satirical leanings, such as The Candidate and Smile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ritchie has received more than 18,384 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Michael Ritchie is the 1,415th most popular film director (down from 1,296th in 2019), the 9,760th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,106th in 2019) and the 378th most popular American Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 18k

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  • 43.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michael Ritchies by language

Over the past year Michael Ritchie has had the most page views in the with 3,052 views, followed by Italian (2,928), and German (2,679). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (78.04%), Arabic (25.75%), and Catalan (21.34%)


Among film directors, Michael Ritchie ranks 1,415 out of 2,041Before him are Sally Menke, Roger Allers, Bruno Delbonnel, Arne Skouen, Basil Dearden, and Joe Roth. After him are Mike Judge, Michael Winterbottom, Victor Schertzinger, Melvin Frank, Stuart Baird, and Tarsem Singh.

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Among people born in 1938, Michael Ritchie ranks 517Before him are Paul Bartel, Jeanne Ashworth, Hayes Jones, Luisa Valenzuela, Vija Celmins, and Lester Bird. After him are Boris Mayorov, Saul Malatrasi, Richard Goldstone, Jan Lála, Robin Hartshorne, and Alton Ellis. Among people deceased in 2001, Michael Ritchie ranks 287Before him are Otto Stuppacher, Cássia Eller, William T. Stearn, Les Brown, Marita Petersen, and Tatyana Averina. After him are Josef Peters, Michael Dertouzos, Billy Liddell, Corinne Calvet, Madhavrao Scindia, and Norman Granz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Ritchie ranks 9,760 out of 20,380Before him are Marilu Henner (1952), George Mehnert (1881), Marguerite Clark (1883), Thomas F. Bayard (1828), Tom Harrell (1946), and Magic Sam (1937). After him are Rikishi (1965), Carol J. Adams (1951), George Washington Goethals (1858), Frederick Sheffield (1902), Jonathan Safran Foer (1977), and Johnnie Ray (1927).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Michael Ritchie ranks 378Before him are Alan Rudolph (1943), Haskell Wexler (1922), Albert Pyun (1953), Sally Menke (1953), Roger Allers (1949), and Joe Roth (1948). After him are Victor Schertzinger (1888), Melvin Frank (1913), Patty Jenkins (1971), Jay Roach (1957), Vincenzo Natali (1969), and Howard Zieff (1927).