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Sam Peckinpah

1925 - 1984

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David Samuel Peckinpah (; February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director and screenwriter. His 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch received an Academy Award nomination and was ranked No. 80 on the American Film Institute's top 100 list. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Peckinpah has received more than 2,250,029 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Sam Peckinpah is the 117th most popular film director (down from 109th in 2019), the 797th most popular biography from United States (down from 727th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Film Director.

Sam Peckinpah is most famous for the westerns he directed in the 1960s and 1970s. His films are known for their graphic violence and their critical examination of the myth of the American West.

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Among film directors, Sam Peckinpah ranks 117 out of 1,581Before him are George Cukor, David Fincher, Elia Kazan, Peter Jackson, Erich von Stroheim, and Jerzy Grotowski. After him are Lina Wertmüller, John Carpenter, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Mann, Michael Cimino, and Roy Andersson.

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Among people born in 1925, Sam Peckinpah ranks 44Before him are Robert Altman, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Andrea Camilleri, Bert Hellinger, Ernst Happel, and Milton Obote. After him are Oona O'Neill, Luciano Berio, Gerald Durrell, Robert Venturi, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, and Jacques Delors. Among people deceased in 1984, Sam Peckinpah ranks 25Before him are Anna Anderson, Karl Wolff, Marvin Gaye, Oleg Antonov, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Carl Ferdinand Cori. After him are Philippe Ariès, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Viktor Shklovsky, Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Vicente Aleixandre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Peckinpah ranks 797 out of 18,182Before him are Laurence Fishburne (1961), George Foreman (1949), H. H. Holmes (1861), John Reed (1887), Charlie Sheen (1965), and James Cronin (1931). After him are Lee Marvin (1924), Charles H. Townes (1915), Joseph Campbell (1904), Robert Solow (1924), Danny Glover (1946), and John Belushi (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sam Peckinpah ranks 32Before him are Robert Altman (1925), Victor Fleming (1889), Jules Dassin (1911), Wes Craven (1939), George Cukor (1899), and David Fincher (1962). After him are John Carpenter (1948), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), and D. W. Griffith (1875).