Wes Craven

1939 - 2015

Wes Craven

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American filmmaker, actor, and novelist. He was known for his pioneering work in the horror genre, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humor and satire. His impact on the genre was considered prolific and highly influential. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wes Craven has received more than 4,349,947 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 107th most popular film director.

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  • 53

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  • 4.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Wes Craven ranks 108 out of 1,305Before him are Tony Scott, Kenji Mizoguchi, Louis Malle, Sam Peckinpah, Andrzej Żuławski, and John Huston. After him are Michael Cimino, Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, George Cukor, Yılmaz Güney, and Peter Greenaway.

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Among people born in 1939, Wes Craven ranks 35Before him are Tzvetan Todorov, John Cleese, F. Murray Abraham, Claude François, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Henry Mintzberg. After him are Michael Cimino, Ray Manzarek, João Bernardo Vieira, Michèle Mercier, Kenzō Takada, and Volker Schlöndorff. Among people deceased in 2015, Wes Craven ranks 40Before him are Irwin Rose, Tariq Aziz, Colleen McCullough, Frei Otto, Charles H. Townes, and Val Logsdon Fitch. After him are Benedict Anderson, Zito, Ben E. King, Yoichiro Nambu, Alcides Ghiggia, and René Girard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wes Craven ranks 730 out of 12,171Before him are John L. Hall (1934), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), and Tippi Hedren (1930). After him are Muddy Waters (1913), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Robert E. Howard (1906), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (null), Eliot Ness (1903), and Dalton Trumbo (1905).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Wes Craven ranks 29Before him are Victor Fleming (1889), Terrence Malick (1943), Jules Dassin (1911), John Carpenter (1948), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and John Huston (1906). After him are Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), Sidney Lumet (1924), George Cukor (1899), William Hanna (1910), and Stanley Donen (1924).

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