Robert Wise

1914 - 2005

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Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer, and editor. He won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his musical films West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Wise has received more than 1,047,969 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Robert Wise is the 151st most popular film director (up from 163rd in 2019), the 1,032nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,081st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Film Director.

Robert Wise is most famous for directing the film West Side Story.

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Among film directors, Robert Wise ranks 151 out of 1,581Before him are Victor Sjöström, Abel Gance, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jan Švankmajer, Ed Wood, and Joris Ivens. After him are Roland Emmerich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Denis Villeneuve, Ettore Scola, Jean Vigo, and Henri-Georges Clouzot.

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Among people born in 1914, Robert Wise ranks 31Before him are Desmond Llewelyn, Karl Carstens, Joe DiMaggio, Philippe Ariès, George Dantzig, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. After him are Peter Townsend, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Etty Hillesum, Gino Bartali, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Alan Hodgkin. Among people deceased in 2005, Robert Wise ranks 39Before him are Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, Ibrahim Ferrer, George Dantzig, and Lucien Laurent. After him are Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, John Fowles, Hunter S. Thompson, and Wim Duisenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Wise ranks 1,032 out of 18,182Before him are Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Clifford Shull (1915), Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Denver (1943), Jeremy Renner (1971), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834). After him are Larry King (1933), Edna Purviance (1895), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), and Sarah Jessica Parker (1965).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Robert Wise ranks 43Before him are Mel Brooks (1926), D. W. Griffith (1875), Joel Schumacher (1939), Blake Edwards (1922), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and Ed Wood (1924). After him are William Friedkin (1935), Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Aldrich (1918), Don Siegel (1912), and James Ivory (1928).