Preston Sturges

1898 - 1959

Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges (; born Edmund Preston Biden; August 29, 1898 – August 6, 1959) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and film director. In 1941, he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film The Great McGinty, his first of three nominations in the category. Sturges took the screwball comedy format of the 1930s to another level, writing dialogue that, heard today, is often surprisingly naturalistic, mature, and ahead of its time, despite the farcical situations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Preston Sturges has received more than 402,608 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 772nd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Preston Sturges ranks 773 out of 1,305Before him are Gérard Krawczyk, Dante Ferretti, Mikael Håfström, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Emeric Pressburger, and Gordon Parks. After him are Masoud Kimiai, Dara Singh, Gleb Panfilov, Revaz Chkheidze, Sergei Bodrov, and Bob Gale.

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Among people born in 1898, Preston Sturges ranks 157Before him are Shirley Booth, Eduard Wiiralt, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Bessie Love, Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, and Reino Ragnar Lehto. After him are William Astbury, Zhu Ziqing, Stefanos Stefanopoulos, Valentín Paz-Andrade, Vasily Lebedev-Kumach, and Jim Fouché. Among people deceased in 1959, Preston Sturges ranks 122Before him are Carl Switzer, Molla Mallory, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Sax Rohmer, Friedrich Waismann, and Seán Lester. After him are Albert Namatjira, Stepan Erzia, Vitaly Bianki, Jean Grémillon, Ivor Bueb, and Blind Willie McTell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Preston Sturges ranks 5,182 out of 12,171Before him are John Diehl (1950), Angry Grandpa (1950), Clarke Scholes (1930), Clyde Drexler (1962), Steve Lacy (1934), and Gordon Parks (1912). After him are Robert Taylor (1932), Barbara Morgan (1951), James G. Blaine (1830), C. L. Moore (1911), William Perry (1927), and Melinda Dillon (1939).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Preston Sturges ranks 189Before him are Henry Selick (1952), Gary Ross (1956), Eli Roth (1972), Budd Boetticher (1916), James Gunn (1966), and Gordon Parks (1912). After him are Bob Gale (1951), Iwao Takamoto (1925), Caleb Deschanel (1944), George Sidney (1916), Alexander Payne (1961), and Herschell Gordon Lewis (1926).

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