Samuel Fuller

1912 - 1997

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Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1912 – October 30, 1997) was an American film director, screenwriter, novelist, journalist, and World War II veteran known for directing low-budget genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system. Fuller wrote his first screenplay for Hats Off in 1936, and made his directorial debut with the Western I Shot Jesse James (1949). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Fuller has received more than 588,157 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Samuel Fuller is the 353rd most popular film director (down from 299th in 2019), the 2,307th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,955th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Samuel Fuller ranks 353 out of 1,580Before him are Jack L. Warner, Emilio Fernández, Veit Harlan, Francis Veber, Ub Iwerks, and John Guillermin. After him are Marcel Camus, Paolo Sorrentino, J. Lee Thompson, Peter Yates, Louis Delluc, and Chantal Akerman.

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Among people born in 1912, Samuel Fuller ranks 97Before him are Axel Springer, David Packard, Jean Améry, Fritz Fischer, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Philibert Tsiranana. After him are Gordon Gollob, Marcel Camus, Chaïm Perelman, Martha Scott, Barbara W. Tuchman, and Dinmukhamed Kunaev. Among people deceased in 1997, Samuel Fuller ranks 84Before him are François Furet, Ernst Wilimowski, Stig Anderson, Giuseppe De Santis, Walter Gotell, and Gunpei Yokoi. After him are Michael Hutchence, Edward Mulhare, Andrew Cunanan, Héctor Yazalde, Allan Edwall, and Uzi Narkiss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Fuller ranks 2,307 out of 15,968Before him are Michael J. Smith (1945), Max Baer (1909), Joe Pass (1929), James Tolkan (1931), Piper Laurie (1932), and Dean Acheson (1893). After him are Stockard Channing (1944), Melvil Dewey (1851), Charles Durning (1923), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Alex Haley (1921), and Gloria Steinem (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Samuel Fuller ranks 105Before him are Aaron Russo (1943), Irvin Kershner (1923), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), J. J. Abrams (1966), Delbert Mann (1920), and Ub Iwerks (1901). After him are Edward Zwick (1952), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Richard Thorpe (1896), John McTiernan (1951), Curtis Hanson (1945), and Gerard Damiano (1928).