Victor Fleming

1889 - 1949

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Victor Lonzo Fleming (February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949) was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were Gone with the Wind, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director, and The Wizard of Oz (both 1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Fleming has received more than 1,122,899 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Victor Fleming is the 122nd most popular film director (down from 107th in 2019), the 837th most popular biography from United States (down from 695th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Film Director.

Victor Fleming is most famous for directing the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

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Among film directors, Victor Fleming ranks 122 out of 2,041Before him are Peter Jackson, Jerzy Grotowski, David Lean, Sergei Bondarchuk, John Woo, and Howard Hawks. After him are Jiří Menzel, Wes Craven, Claude Lelouch, René Clément, Michael Curtiz, and Peter Weir.

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Among people born in 1889, Victor Fleming ranks 31Before him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Zalman Shazar, Pitirim Sorokin, Vasily Blyukher, Mercédès Jellinek, and Taha Hussein. After him are Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Edgar Adrian, Walter Lippmann, Abel Gance, and Günther Lütjens. Among people deceased in 1949, Victor Fleming ranks 20Before him are August Krogh, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Elton Mayo, Axel Munthe, Angela Hitler, and Nathuram Godse. After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin, Sarojini Naidu, Gustav Radbruch, Henri Giraud, Kim Koo, and Marcel Cerdan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Victor Fleming ranks 837 out of 20,380Before him are John Dos Passos (1896), Scott Joplin (1868), Rudy Giuliani (1944), Bill Evans (1929), Don Johnson (1949), and Linda Hunt (1945). After him are Mark David Chapman (1955), Mark Margolis (1939), Ray Manzarek (1939), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Wes Craven (1939), and Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Victor Fleming ranks 33Before him are Robert Altman (1925), David Fincher (1962), John Huston (1906), Terrence Malick (1943), Jules Dassin (1911), and Howard Hawks (1896). After him are Wes Craven (1939), William Hanna (1910), George A. Romero (1940), D. W. Griffith (1875), Michael Cimino (1939), and Jonathan Demme (1944).