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 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both 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 915,524 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Robert Wise is the 163rd most popular film director (up from 167th in 2019), the 1,082nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,098th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Film Director.

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

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Among film directors, Robert Wise ranks 163 out of 1,580Before him are Alexander Dovzhenko, Jiří Menzel, István Szabó, Sergio Corbucci, Abel Gance, and Nikita Mikhalkov. After him are Guy Ritchie, Lewis Milestone, Nagisa Oshima, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lev Kuleshov, and Marco Ferreri.

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Among people born in 1914, Robert Wise ranks 33Before him are Philippe Ariès, Karl Carstens, Gino Bartali, Etty Hillesum, Abd al-Karim Qasim, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. After him are Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Dylan Thomas, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Max Perutz, Louis, Prince Napoléon, and Boris Christoff. Among people deceased in 2005, Robert Wise ranks 43Before him are George F. Kennan, Brother Roger, Aslan Maskhadov, Ahmed Deedat, Edward Heath, and Akira Yoshizawa. After him are Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, Robert Sheckley, Rosemary Kennedy, Peter Benenson, and Robert Moog.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Wise ranks 1,082 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Alicia Keys (1981), Anne Hathaway (1982), Chester Bennington (1976), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), and Jackie Robinson (1919). After him are Jean M. Auel (1936), J. J. Cale (1938), Tony Bennett (1926), Mike Pence (1959), Dennis Quaid (1954), and Shelley Duvall (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Robert Wise ranks 48Before him are Michael Moore (1954), James Ivory (1928), Gene Deitch (1924), Don Siegel (1912), Jonathan Demme (1944), and Kathryn Bigelow (1951). After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Robert Aldrich (1918), Blake Edwards (1922), Richard Donner (1930), Spike Lee (1957), and John G. Avildsen (1935).