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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 would call 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 861,506 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Stanley Kramer is the 188th most popular film director (up from 227th in 2019), the 1,205th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,492nd in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Stanley Kramer ranks 188 out of 1,581Before him are Francesco Rosi, Giuseppe Tornatore, James Ivory, Michael Cacoyannis, Ivan Reitman, and Vincente Minnelli. After him are Nicholas Ray, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Moore, Lewis Milestone, and Richard Donner.

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Among people born in 1913, Stanley Kramer ranks 54Before him are Mark Felt, Muddy Waters, Aimé Césaire, Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, and Richard Stone. After him are Paul Grice, Gerda Christian, Irwin Shaw, Sergey Mikhalkov, Xi Zhongxun, and Otto Wichterle. Among people deceased in 2001, Stanley Kramer ranks 36Before him are Zhang Xueliang, Gilbert Bécaud, Clifford Shull, Charles Trenet, Juan Antonio Villacañas, and Morris. After him are Chung Ju-yung, Jacques Mayol, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Timothy McVeigh, Isaac Stern, and Ken Kesey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Kramer ranks 1,205 out of 18,182Before him are Avery Brundage (1887), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Pete Seeger (1919), J. K. Simmons (1955), and Vincente Minnelli (1903). After him are Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Harry Harlow (1905), Idina Menzel (1971), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Bruce Dern (1936), and Arthur Kornberg (1918).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Stanley Kramer ranks 51Before him are Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Aldrich (1918), Don Siegel (1912), James Ivory (1928), and Vincente Minnelli (1903). After him are Nicholas Ray (1911), Michael Moore (1954), Richard Donner (1930), Alan J. Pakula (1928), Chris Columbus (1958), and Sam Raimi (1959).