Norman Jewison

1926 - Today

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Norman Frederick Jewison (born July 21, 1926) is a Canadian retired film director, producer, screenwriter and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. He has directed numerous feature films and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director three times in three separate decades for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Moonstruck (1987). Other highlights of his directing career include The Cincinnati Kid (1965), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Rollerball (1975), F.I.S.T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Jewison has received more than 1,014,352 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Norman Jewison is the 324th most popular film director (up from 370th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Canada (up from 108th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Norman Jewison ranks 324 out of 1,580Before him are Jacques Copeau, Philippe de Broca, John Boorman, Giuseppe De Santis, Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse. After him are Wes Anderson, Dušan Makavejev, Ray Harryhausen, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Merian C. Cooper, and Aaron Russo.

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Among people born in 1926, Norman Jewison ranks 122Before him are Henry Molaison, Nina Kulagina, Shin Sang-ok, Jérôme Lejeune, Sergio Pininfarina, and Don Rickles. After him are Cloris Leachman, Jorge Medina, Riz Ortolani, Morton Feldman, Elias Hrawi, and Raif Dizdarević.

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Among people born in Canada, Norman Jewison ranks 80 out of 1,130Before him are Mylène Farmer (1961), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Edward Dmytryk (1908), Justin Bieber (1994), Lester B. Pearson (1897), and Victor Garber (1949). After him are John Candy (1950), Maurice Richard (1921), Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Brian Tracy (1944), Ian Stevenson (1918), and Joe Weider (1919).


Among film directors born in Canada, Norman Jewison ranks 4Before him are James Cameron (1954), David Cronenberg (1943), and Edward Dmytryk (1908). After him are Jack L. Warner (1892), Denys Arcand (1941), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Ted Kotcheff (1931), Arthur Hiller (1923), Mark Robson (1913), Paul Haggis (1953), and Roger Spottiswoode (1945).