Stanley Kramer

1913 - 2001

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Stanley Earl Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was an American film director and producer, responsible for making many of Hollywood's most famous "message films" (he called his movies heavy dramas) and a liberal movie icon. As an independent producer and director, he brought attention to topical social issues that most studios avoided. Among the subjects covered in his films were racism (in The Defiant Ones and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), nuclear war (in On the Beach), greed (in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), creationism vs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Kramer has received more than 1,081,233 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Stanley Kramer is the 296th most popular film director (down from 189th in 2019), the 1,883rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,205th in 2019) and the 79th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Stanley Kramer ranks 296 out of 2,041Before him are Barbet Schroeder, Sven Nykvist, Rouben Mamoulian, Makoto Shinkai, Michael Cacoyannis, and Mike Nichols. After him are Márta Mészáros, Shin Sang-ok, Ousmane Sembène, Mamoru Oshii, Mikhail Kalatozov, and Satoshi Kon.

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Among people born in 1913, Stanley Kramer ranks 82Before him are Lloyd Bridges, Wolfgang Lüth, Philip Abelson, Johannes Steinhoff, Loretta Young, and Marika Rökk. After him are Shih Kien, 'Abd al-Ilah, Eddie Constantine, Haxhi Lleshi, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Pinetop Perkins. Among people deceased in 2001, Stanley Kramer ranks 59Before him are Michele Alboreto, Rehavam Ze'evi, Joey Ramone, Seishiro Shimatani, Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, and Henry Lee Lucas. After him are Jean-Pierre Aumont, Masao Ono, Joseph Greenberg, Francisco Varela, Vittorio Brambilla, and Mirza Delibašić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Kramer ranks 1,883 out of 20,380Before him are Carson McCullers (1917), Tony Shalhoub (1953), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Jack Daniel (1850), and Richard Avedon (1923). After him are Angie Dickinson (1931), Hank Williams (1923), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Jeff Kinney (1971), Brad Davis (1949), and Ron Paul (1935).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Stanley Kramer ranks 79Before him are Cecil B. DeMille (1881), Tex Avery (1908), Sam Raimi (1959), Spike Lee (1957), Roger Corman (1926), and Michael Bay (1965). After him are Jim Henson (1936), Paul Schrader (1946), Frank Borzage (1894), Darren Aronofsky (1969), King Vidor (1894), and Steven Soderbergh (1963).