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Raoul Walsh

1887 - 1980

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Raoul Walsh (born Albert Edward Walsh; March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh. He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent film The Birth of a Nation (1915) and for directing such films as the widescreen epic The Big Trail (1930) starring John Wayne in his first leading role, The Roaring Twenties starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, High Sierra (1941) starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart, and White Heat (1949) starring James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien. He directed his last film in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raoul Walsh has received more than 567,745 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Raoul Walsh is the 235th most popular film director (down from 219th in 2019), the 1,600th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,433rd in 2019) and the 68th most popular American Film Director.

Raoul Walsh is most famous for his work as a director. He directed many films, including The Roaring Twenties, The Three Musketeers, High Sierra, The Thief of Bagdad, and White Heat.

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Among film directors, Raoul Walsh ranks 235 out of 1,581Before him are Barbet Schroeder, Lucio Fulci, Yılmaz Güney, Stephen Frears, Chris Marker, and Arthur Penn. After him are Julien Duvivier, Youssef Chahine, Mario Monicelli, John G. Avildsen, Barry Levinson, and Jane Campion.

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Among people born in 1887, Raoul Walsh ranks 68Before him are Paul Wittgenstein, Conrad Hilton, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Arnold Zweig, Blaise Cendrars, and Savielly Tartakower. After him are Jack Phillips, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Hugo Steinhaus, René Spitz, Marcus Garvey, and Josef Čapek. Among people deceased in 1980, Raoul Walsh ranks 60Before him are Ian Curtis, V. V. Giri, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Heinz Linge, and Winifred Wagner. After him are Nadezhda Mandelstam, Patrick Depailler, Mohammad Hatta, Ernő Gerő, Filipp Golikov, and Yigal Allon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raoul Walsh ranks 1,600 out of 18,182Before him are Chyna (1969), Ed White (1930), Cy Twombly (1928), Sterling Hayden (1916), Macaulay Culkin (1980), and Ralph Bellamy (1904). After him are Elijah Muhammad (1897), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Frank Drake (1930), River Phoenix (1970), and Chadwick Boseman (1977).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Raoul Walsh ranks 68Before him are Spike Lee (1957), Gus Van Sant (1952), Joseph Losey (1909), George Stevens (1904), Richard Fleischer (1916), and Arthur Penn (1922). After him are John G. Avildsen (1935), Barry Levinson (1942), Stanley Donen (1924), Edwin S. Porter (1870), Tex Avery (1908), and Zack Snyder (1966).