Tom McCarthy

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Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born June 7, 1966) is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor who has appeared in several films, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television series such as The Wire, Boston Public, Law & Order etc. McCarthy has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the independent films The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011), and Spotlight (2015), the last of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, won McCarthy the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Additionally, McCarthy co-wrote the film Up (2009) with Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, for which they received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom McCarthy has received more than 16,029 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Tom McCarthy is the 1,116th most popular film director (down from 964th in 2019), the 7,842nd most popular biography from United States and the 307th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 31

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  • 3.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

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Among film directors, Tom McCarthy ranks 1,116 out of 1,580Before him are Christopher McQuarrie, Jack Sholder, Laura Poitras, Rebecca Miller, David Furnish, and Alexander Nevzorov. After him are Dennis Gansel, Charles Reisner, Yōjirō Takita, Jerzy Antczak, Clifford Odets, and Eric Kripke.

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Among people born in 1966, Tom McCarthy ranks 236Before him are Jee Seok-jin, Junko Ishida, Jovanotti, Pavel Filip, Robert Del Naja, and Viatcheslav Ekimov. After him are Delphine de Vigan, Oh Eun-sun, Jerry Cantrell, Chiaki Yamada, Luis Milla, and Rik Smits.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom McCarthy ranks 7,842 out of 15,968Before him are Leelee Sobieski (1983), Stuart Davis (1892), Theresa Randle (1964), Lizzy Caplan (1982), Sandra Bernhard (1955), and Ethel Waters (1896). After him are Miriam Cooper (1891), Redd Foxx (1922), Simon Guggenheim (1867), Chris Hughes (1983), Lloyd Ruby (1928), and Earl Scruggs (1924).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Tom McCarthy ranks 307Before him are Julius J. Epstein (1909), Chuck Russell (1958), Christopher McQuarrie (1968), Jack Sholder (1945), Laura Poitras (1964), and Rebecca Miller (1962). After him are Charles Reisner (1887), Clifford Odets (1906), Eric Kripke (1974), Steve Miner (1951), Judd Apatow (1967), and Michael Chapman (1935).