Philip Kaufman

1936 - Today

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Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter who has directed fifteen films over a career spanning more than six decades. He has been described as a "maverick" and an "iconoclast," notable for his versatility and independence. He is considered an "auteur", whose films have always expressed his personal vision.: 1 Kaufman's works have included genres such as realism, horror, fantasy, erotica, Westerns, underworld crime, and inner city gangs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Kaufman has received more than 884,352 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Philip Kaufman is the 433rd most popular film director (up from 453rd in 2019), the 2,825th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,904th in 2019) and the 117th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Philip Kaufman ranks 433 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Rossen, Giorgi Shengelaia, Paul W. S. Anderson, Hiroshi Inagaki, Christian-Jaque, and Richard Boleslawski. After him are John Landis, Joe Dante, Alexander Kluge, Veljko Bulajić, Chuck Lorre, and Michel Gondry.

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Among people born in 1936, Philip Kaufman ranks 156Before him are André Kolingba, William Levada, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Arend Lijphart, Hugh Hudson, and Masashi Watanabe. After him are Walter Lewin, Edén Pastora, Robert Langlands, Vyacheslav Kebich, Canaan Banana, and Bobby Darin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Kaufman ranks 2,825 out of 15,968Before him are Gloria Grahame (1923), Charles Koch (1935), David Huddleston (1930), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Jim Bridger (1804), and Leon Uris (1924). After him are John Landis (1950), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Carmen Dell'Orefice (1931), Joe Dante (1946), John Lewis (1920), and Doyle Brunson (1933).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Philip Kaufman ranks 117Before him are Gerard Damiano (1928), Garry Marshall (1934), Clarence Brown (1890), Sam Wood (1883), Paul Schrader (1946), and Robert Rossen (1908). After him are John Landis (1950), Joe Dante (1946), Chuck Lorre (1952), John Waters (1946), Taylor Hackford (1944), and Delmer Daves (1904).