Richard Donner

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Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg; April 24, 1930 – July 5, 2021) was an American filmmaker whose notable works included some of the most financially-successful films during the New Hollywood era. According to film historian Michael Barson, Donner was "one of Hollywood's most reliable makers of action blockbusters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Donner has received more than 2,072,676 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Richard Donner is the 184th most popular film director (up from 187th in 2019), the 1,185th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,266th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Film Director.

Richard Donner is most famous for directing the 1978 film Superman.

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Among film directors, Richard Donner ranks 184 out of 1,580Before him are Sergei Bondarchuk, Danny Boyle, Masaki Kobayashi, Shohei Imamura, Guillermo del Toro, and Jean Negulesco. After him are Max Ophüls, G. W. Pabst, Tony Richardson, Kim Ki-duk, Yılmaz Güney, and Roland Emmerich.

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Among people born in 1930, Richard Donner ranks 70Before him are Akira Suzuki, Jesús Franco, Stanley Miller, Gérard Genette, Harvey Milk, and William C. Campbell. After him are David Dacko, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Pierre Bergé, Zhores Alferov, and Tony Lip.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Donner ranks 1,185 out of 15,968Before him are Shia LaBeouf (1986), Phil Spector (1939), Donna Reed (1921), George Jung (1942), Paul Lauterbur (1929), and Willard Van Orman Quine (1908). After him are Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Mario Lanza (1921), Edith Wharton (1862), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Jim Belushi (1954), and Jerome Karle (1918).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Richard Donner ranks 52Before him are Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Wise (1914), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Robert Aldrich (1918), and Blake Edwards (1922). After him are Spike Lee (1957), John G. Avildsen (1935), Gus Van Sant (1952), Nicholas Ray (1911), John Sturges (1910), and Arthur Penn (1922).