Tobe Hooper

1943 - 2017

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Willard Tobe Hooper (; January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker, best known for his work in the horror genre. The British Film Institute cited Hooper as one of the most influential horror filmmakers of all time. Born in Austin, Texas, Hooper's feature film debut was the independent Eggshells (1969), which he co-wrote with Kim Henkel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tobe Hooper has received more than 2,120,164 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Tobe Hooper is the 339th most popular film director (down from 269th in 2019), the 2,177th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,829th in 2019) and the 91st most popular American Film Director.

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  • 33

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  • 3.73

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  • 3.84

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Over the past year Tobe Hooper has had the most page views in the with 268,329 views, followed by Italian (27,714), and German (23,325). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (137.56%), Simple English (113.65%), and Ukrainian (70.04%)


Among film directors, Tobe Hooper ranks 339 out of 2,041Before him are William Kennedy Dickson, Anthony Minghella, Jean Rouch, Chen Kaige, Claude Sautet, and Sofia Coppola. After him are Arthur Cohn, Henry King, Kira Muratova, Ivan Reitman, Jean Girault, and George Stevens.

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Among people born in 1943, Tobe Hooper ranks 153Before him are Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Beba Lončar, David Morrell, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Roberto Boninsegna, and Björn Waldegård. After him are Lucio Battisti, Joan Manuel Serrat, Czesława Kwoka, José Ángel Iribar, Dragan Nikolić, and Christine McVie. Among people deceased in 2017, Tobe Hooper ranks 110Before him are Manuel Marín, Hans Schäfer, Jannis Kounellis, Félix Mourinho, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, and Roger Ailes. After him are Roger Pingeon, Peter Abrahams, Heinz Kessler, Tom Petty, Peter Mansfield, and Ángel Nieto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 2,177 out of 20,380Before him are Sofia Coppola (1971), Jack Warden (1920), Charles Curtis (1860), Cissy Houston (1933), George Phillips Bond (1825), and Fess Parker (1924). After him are William Carlos Williams (1883), Ron Johnson (1955), Peter Diamond (1940), Joan Didion (1934), Buddy Rich (1917), and W. I. Thomas (1863).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 91Before him are Steven Soderbergh (1963), Garry Marshall (1934), Leo McCarey (1898), George Roy Hill (1921), Samuel Fuller (1912), and Sofia Coppola (1971). After him are Henry King (1886), George Stevens (1904), John Landis (1950), Stanley Donen (1924), Ray Harryhausen (1920), and Clifford Odets (1906).