Richard Williams

1933 - 2019

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019) was a Canadian–British animator, voice actor, director, and writer, best known for serving as animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), for which he won two Academy Awards, and for his unfinished feature film The Thief and the Cobbler (1993). He was also a film title sequence designer and animator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Williams has received more than 42,823 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Williams is the 985th most popular film director, the 356th most popular biography from Canada and the 15th most popular Canadian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Richard Williams ranks 985 out of 1,580Before him are Zalman King, Jonas Åkerlund, Christian Petzold, Fran Walsh, Andre DeToth, and Erika Lust. After him are Hideo Nakata, James Gray, Peter Berg, William C. deMille, Candida Royalle, and Jack Bender.

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Among people born in 1933, Richard Williams ranks 318Before him are Keiko Awaji, Bengt Berndtsson, John Gardner, Mike Larrabee, James Wolfensohn, and Horst Faas. After him are Svetlana Velmar-Janković, Nate Brooks, Judah Folkman, Valentin Bubukin, Peter Arundell, and Robert Goulet. Among people deceased in 2019, Richard Williams ranks 332Before him are Egisto Pandolfini, Richard Lugar, Arturo Fernández Rodríguez, ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, Emiliano Sala, and Serafim Fernandes de Araújo. After him are Hubert Hahne, Daniel Johnston, Ron Leibman, Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Stoyanka Mutafova, and Inger Berggren.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Richard Williams ranks 356 out of 1,130Before him are Feist (1976), John Sparrow David Thompson (1845), Henry Czerny (1959), Guy Lafleur (1951), Calixa Lavallée (1842), and Lawrence Lambe (1863). After him are Heather Menzies (1949), Chad Kroeger (1974), Jacques Parizeau (1930), Samuel Cunard (1787), Bruno Pelletier (1962), and Marie-Claire Blais (1939).


Among film directors born in Canada, Richard Williams ranks 15Before him are Arthur Hiller (1923), Mark Robson (1913), Paul Haggis (1953), Roger Spottiswoode (1945), Allan Dwan (1885), and Jean-Marc Vallée (1963). After him are David Furnish (1962), Roger Avary (1965), Mary Harron (1953), Shawn Levy (1968), Brad Wright (1961), and Jason Reitman (1977).