Tobe Hooper

1943 - 2017

Tobe Hooper

Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer 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. The two reunited to co-write The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), which Hooper also directed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tobe Hooper has received more than 1,103,179 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 344th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Tobe Hooper ranks 346 out of 1,305Before him are J. Lee Thompson, Bo Widerberg, Paweł Pawlikowski, Jafar Panahi, Donald P. Bellisario, and Jerzy Kawalerowicz. After him are Raúl Ruiz, Yuen Woo-ping, Sofia Coppola, Mikhail Kalatozov, Delbert Mann, and Robert Frank.

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Among people born in 1943, Tobe Hooper ranks 140Before him are Richard Smalley, Köbi Kuhn, Richard J. Roberts, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Björn Waldegård, and Negasso Gidada. After him are Ian Kershaw, Jef Raskin, Oskar Lafontaine, Conchata Ferrell, Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, and Mike Leigh. Among people deceased in 2017, Tobe Hooper ranks 119Before him are Dionigi Tettamanzi, Tom Regan, Lubomyr Husar, Omar Abdel-Rahman, John Heard, and Richard F. Gordon Jr.. After him are William Peter Blatty, Bernard Francis Law, Gorden Kaye, Anne Golon, John Hillerman, and Lyudmila Chernykh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 2,274 out of 12,171Before him are Andie MacDowell (1958), Lee Grant (1927), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Maria Mitchell (1818), and Leslie Easterbrook (1949). After him are William Peter Blatty (1928), Philo Farnsworth (1906), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), Marisa Berenson (1947), Henrietta Lacks (1920), and Stacy Keach (1941).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 98Before him are J. J. Abrams (1966), Barry Levinson (1942), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Wes Anderson (1969), Darren Aronofsky (1969), and Donald P. Bellisario (1935). After him are Sofia Coppola (1971), Delbert Mann (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Nick Castle (1947), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), and Delmer Daves (1904).

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