Tobe Hooper

1943 - 2017

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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 1,575,277 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Tobe Hooper is the 307th most popular film director (up from 347th in 2019), the 2,041st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,274th in 2019) and the 90th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Tobe Hooper ranks 307 out of 1,580Before him are Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, Makoto Shinkai, Leo McCarey, Edward Dmytryk, and Bigas Luna. After him are Walter Lantz, Shin Sang-ok, Chris Columbus, Bo Widerberg, Frank Borzage, and Sam Raimi.

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Among people born in 1943, Tobe Hooper ranks 118Before him are Chris Amon, John Nettles, J. Michael Kosterlitz, Edie Sedgwick, Barış Manço, and Jacques Dutronc. After him are Barry Manilow, R. L. Stine, Paul Wolfowitz, Jean-Claude Killy, Richard Smalley, and Barbara Bouchet. Among people deceased in 2017, Tobe Hooper ranks 97Before him are Paolo Villaggio, Karin Dor, Bruce McCandless II, Luis Bacalov, Jerry Fodor, and Brian Aldiss. After him are Anne Wiazemsky, Jean d'Ormesson, Albert Speer, Colin Dexter, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Loalwa Braz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 2,041 out of 15,968Before him are Leo McCarey (1898), Lynn Cohen (1933), Alice Walker (1944), John Densmore (1944), Chris Cooper (1951), and Peter Criss (1945). After him are Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), Ellen Pompeo (1969), Walter Lantz (1899), John Havlicek (1940), and Brad Davis (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 90Before him are Michael Bay (1965), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Sofia Coppola (1971), King Vidor (1894), Richard Brooks (1912), and Leo McCarey (1898). After him are Walter Lantz (1899), Chris Columbus (1958), Frank Borzage (1894), Sam Raimi (1959), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), and Wes Anderson (1969).