Richard Brooks

1912 - 1992

Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960; for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), In Cold Blood (1967) and Looking for Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Brooks has received more than 495,572 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 323rd most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 500k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Richard Brooks ranks 325 out of 1,305Before him are Alberto Lattuada, Irvin Kershner, Chris Columbus, J. J. Abrams, Barry Levinson, and Jan de Bont. After him are Claude Goretta, Martin Campbell, Steven Soderbergh, Claude Sautet, Giuseppe De Santis, and Otar Iosseliani.

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Among people born in 1912, Richard Brooks ranks 96Before him are Samuel Fuller, Chaïm Perelman, Jacques Ellul, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Joachim Schepke, and Fernando Belaúnde Terry. After him are Roy Sullivan, Marta Eggerth, Edmond Jabès, David Packard, Fritz Fischer, and Maria Montez. Among people deceased in 1992, Richard Brooks ranks 64Before him are Lina Bo Bardi, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Nathan Milstein, Gavriil Ilizarov, and Néstor Almendros. After him are Wang Hongwen, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Giorgio Perlasca, Albert Pierrepoint, and Larbi Benbarek.

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In Turkmenistan

Among people born in Turkmenistan, Richard Brooks ranks 12 out of 48Before him are Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957), Al-Zamakhshari (1075), Al-Nasa'i (829), Arthur Penn (1922), Yelena Bonner (1923), and Andronikos I of Trebizond (1101). After him are Al-Khazini (1077), Eddie Fisher (1928), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), David Riesman (1909), John de Lancie (1948), and Angelo Dundee (1921).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Turkmenistan

Among film directors born in Turkmenistan, Richard Brooks ranks 2Before him are Arthur Penn (1922). After him are Pamela Fryman (1959).

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