Robert Surtees

1906 - 1985

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Robert L. Surtees (August 9, 1906 – January 5, 1985) was an American cinematographer who won three Academy Awards for the films King Solomon's Mines, The Bad and the Beautiful and the 1959 version of Ben-Hur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Surtees has received more than 4,211 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Surtees is the 1,254th most popular film director (down from 1,058th in 2019), the 8,954th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,280th in 2019) and the 343rd most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Robert Surtees ranks 1,254 out of 1,581Before him are D. A. Pennebaker, Bertrand Bonello, Konstantin Lopushansky, Kelly Reichardt, Gregg Araki, and Shekhar Kapur. After him are Pablo Larraín, Michael Winterbottom, Guillermo Navarro, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Hwang Dong-hyuk, and Geoff Murphy.

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Among people born in 1906, Robert Surtees ranks 339Before him are Vincent Sherman, René Fernández, Hugh Gaitskell, Richard Rado, Ludwig Lachmann, and Cuth Harrison. After him are Steve Anderson, Leo Halle, Helene Costello, Sidney Darlington, Anna Dresden-Polak, and Sue Carol. Among people deceased in 1985, Robert Surtees ranks 216Before him are Leni Schmidt, Georges Verriest, Qaysin Quli, Lloyd Nolan, Fernando Pereira, and Alister Hardy. After him are Isabel Jeans, C. B. van Niel, Nicholas Colasanto, Olav Sunde, Nelson Riddle, and Alvah Bessie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Surtees ranks 8,954 out of 18,182Before him are Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), Richard Olney (1835), Earl Scruggs (1924), Sylvester Graham (1794), Anikka Albrite (1988), and Andrea Martin (1947). After him are Irwin I. Shapiro (1929), William H. Keeler (1931), Seymour Benzer (1921), Spencer Haywood (1949), Peyton List (1986), and Evan Handler (1961).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Robert Surtees ranks 343Before him are Corey Allen (1934), Dan Gilroy (1959), Jon Watts (1981), D. A. Pennebaker (1925), Kelly Reichardt (1964), and Gregg Araki (1959). After him are Jay Roach (1957), Nunnally Johnson (1897), Peyton Reed (1964), Leon Shamroy (1901), Tom Shadyac (1958), and Gene Saks (1921).