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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. 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 2,050,357 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tobe Hooper is the 268th most popular film director (up from 307th in 2019), the 1,830th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,040th in 2019) and the 75th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Tobe Hooper ranks 268 out of 1,581Before him are Bigas Luna, Jean-Jacques Beineix, John Schlesinger, Patrice Chéreau, Henri Verneuil, and Damiano Damiani. After him are George Roy Hill, Henry Hathaway, Jean Rouch, Leo McCarey, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Gabriel Axel.

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Among people born in 1943, Tobe Hooper ranks 116Before him are Martin Campbell, Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Spence, Ri Chun-hee, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior. After him are Otoya Yamaguchi, Richard Smalley, René Préval, Jack Bruce, Mohammed Badie, and Griselda Blanco. Among people deceased in 2017, Tobe Hooper ranks 91Before him are Tom Regan, Karin Dor, Colin Dexter, Anne Wiazemsky, Kim Jong-nam, and Paolo Villaggio. After him are Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, René Préval, Peter Abrahams, Bruce McCandless II, and Bill Paxton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 1,830 out of 18,182Before him are George Smith (1941), Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (1915), Nathan Rosen (1909), Antony Blinken (1962), Eddie Constantine (1913), and Phil Knight (1938). After him are Frances Conroy (1953), Dorothy Parker (1893), Gary Ridgway (1949), George Roy Hill (1921), Bess Truman (1885), and Woody Guthrie (1912).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Tobe Hooper ranks 75Before him are John G. Avildsen (1935), Barry Levinson (1942), Stanley Donen (1924), Edwin S. Porter (1870), Tex Avery (1908), and Zack Snyder (1966). After him are George Roy Hill (1921), Henry Hathaway (1898), Leo McCarey (1898), Paul Schrader (1946), Steven Soderbergh (1963), and Roger Corman (1926).