Sam Mendes

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Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is a British film and stage director, producer, and screenwriter. In 2000, Mendes was appointed a CBE for his services to drama, and he was knighted in the 2020 New Years Honours List. That same year, he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Mendes has received more than 9,170,717 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Sam Mendes is the 315th most popular film director (down from 247th in 2019), the 1,283rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,077th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Film Director.

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  • 53

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  • 5.06

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  • 4.50

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Among film directors, Sam Mendes ranks 315 out of 1,581Before him are Satoshi Kon, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Jack L. Warner, Giuseppe De Santis, John Frankenheimer, and Walter Lantz. After him are Sven Nykvist, Paolo Sorrentino, Menahem Golan, Claude Sautet, Jiří Trnka, and Francis Veber.

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Among people born in 1965, Sam Mendes ranks 40Before him are Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Nicholas Sparks, Michael Bay, Vinnie Jones, Infanta Cristina of Spain, and Scottie Pippen. After him are Connie Nielsen, Uğur Şahin, Katarina Witt, The Undertaker, Jean Castex, and Aamir Khan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sam Mendes ranks 1,283 out of 7,765Before him are William Walton (1902), Wayne Rooney (1985), Chris Martin (1977), Brian Clough (1935), Seal (1963), and David Prowse (1935). After him are John Newton (1725), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Kate Beckinsale (1973), Colin Wilson (1931), William George Horner (1786), and Charles Algernon Parsons (1854).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Sam Mendes ranks 20Before him are Mike Newell (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), David Hamilton (1933), John Schlesinger (1926), Frank Lloyd (1886), and Carol Reed (1906). After him are John Boorman (1933), Ken Russell (1927), John Guillermin (1925), Derek Jarman (1942), Anthony Minghella (1954), and Michael Apted (1941).