Ray Harryhausen

1920 - 2013

Ray Harryhausen

Raymond Frederick Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) was an American artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop motion model animation known as "Dynamation".His works include the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949), with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; his first color film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired. Harryhausen moved to the United Kingdom, became a dual American-British citizen and lived in London from 1960 until his death in 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Harryhausen has received more than 900,492 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 316th most popular film director.

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  • 3.85

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Among film directors, Ray Harryhausen ranks 317 out of 1,305Before him are Guy Hamilton, Walter Lantz, Jack L. Warner, Karel Reisz, Larry Cohen, and Bigas Luna. After him are Tsui Hark, Alberto Lattuada, Irvin Kershner, Chris Columbus, J. J. Abrams, and Barry Levinson.

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Among people born in 1920, Ray Harryhausen ranks 109Before him are Eileen Chang, Bruno Maderna, Heinz Hitler, Pierre Plantard, Saul Bass, and Renato Carosone. After him are DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Richard Farnsworth, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Eva Dahlbeck, and Eduardo Mondlane. Among people deceased in 2013, Ray Harryhausen ranks 102Before him are José Froilán González, James Gandolfini, Arthur Danto, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bigas Luna, and Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse. After him are Marie-Claire Alain, Esther Williams, Nguyễn Khánh, Jacques Vergès, Bernadette Lafont, and Ronnie Biggs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Harryhausen ranks 2,082 out of 12,171Before him are Richard Bull (1924), Spiro Agnew (1918), Dr. John (1941), Dave Bautista (1969), Hilary Swank (1974), and Pat Metheny (1954). After him are William Petersen (1953), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Michelle Phillips (1944), Richard R. Schrock (1945), and Kanye West (1977).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ray Harryhausen ranks 89Before him are Samuel Fuller (1912), Sam Raimi (1959), Saul Bass (1920), James L. Brooks (1940), Ub Iwerks (1901), and Walter Lantz (1899). After him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Chris Columbus (1958), J. J. Abrams (1966), Barry Levinson (1942), Steven Soderbergh (1963), and Wes Anderson (1969).

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