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Richard Donner

1930 - 2021

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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 2,494,013 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Richard Donner is the 194th most popular film director (down from 184th in 2019), the 1,221st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,184th in 2019) and the 54th 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 194 out of 1,581Before him are Stanley Kramer, Nicholas Ray, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Moore, and Lewis Milestone. After him are Shohei Imamura, Jean Negulesco, Alan J. Pakula, Otto Preminger, Chris Columbus, and Lev Kuleshov.

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Among people born in 1930, Richard Donner ranks 73Before him are Akira Suzuki, Luce Irigaray, Gérard Genette, Derek Walcott, Pierre Bergé, and Ivan Silayev. After him are Sonia Rykiel, Gaafar Nimeiry, Ben Gazzara, Buck Henry, Michel Serres, and Zhores Alferov. Among people deceased in 2021, Richard Donner ranks 75Before him are Bernard Tapie, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hal Holbrook, Giampiero Boniperti, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, and Nelson Freire. After him are Ei-ichi Negishi, János Kornai, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Joan Didion, Abdul Qadeer Khan, and Ed Asner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Donner ranks 1,221 out of 18,182Before him are John Gotti (1940), Nicholas Ray (1911), Vera Miles (1929), Will Durant (1885), Michael Moore (1954), and William Randolph Hearst (1863). After him are Lawrence Klein (1920), James Spader (1960), Jackie Coogan (1914), Uma Thurman (1970), Condoleezza Rice (1954), and Andrew Dickson White (1832).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Richard Donner ranks 54Before him are Don Siegel (1912), James Ivory (1928), Vincente Minnelli (1903), Stanley Kramer (1913), Nicholas Ray (1911), and Michael Moore (1954). After him are Alan J. Pakula (1928), Chris Columbus (1958), Sam Raimi (1959), John Sturges (1910), Wes Anderson (1969), and Cecil B. DeMille (1881).