Wes Craven

1939 - 2015

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Wesley Earl Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and editor. He was primarily known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (1984-2010) and directing the first four films in the Scream franchise (1996-2011). He also directed cult classics The Last House on the Left (1972) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), the horror comedy The People Under the Stairs (1991), and psychological thriller Red Eye (2005). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wes Craven has received more than 5,090,422 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Wes Craven is the 112th most popular film director (down from 109th in 2019), the 742nd most popular biography from United States (down from 730th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Film Director.

Wes Craven is most famous for his horror movies, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, and The Hills Have Eyes.

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Among film directors, Wes Craven ranks 112 out of 1,580Before him are Christopher Nolan, Vincente Minnelli, John Carpenter, Sam Peckinpah, Tony Scott, and Jules Dassin. After him are Jerzy Grotowski, Erich von Stroheim, Mel Brooks, Peter Jackson, Ed Wood, and Ang Lee.

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Among people born in 1939, Wes Craven ranks 37Before him are Clay Regazzoni, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ratko Janev, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, and Jānis Lūsis. After him are Ray Manzarek, Romano Prodi, Barry Seal, Henry Mintzberg, Marie Laforêt, and Michael Cimino. Among people deceased in 2015, Wes Craven ranks 34Before him are Nicholas Winton, James Last, Colleen McCullough, Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, and Zito. After him are Alcides Ghiggia, Tariq Aziz, Günter Schabowski, Benedict Anderson, Yves Chauvin, and Frei Otto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wes Craven ranks 742 out of 15,968Before him are Anne Baxter (1923), Leon Cooper (1930), James Woods (1947), Bill Bixby (1934), James Cromwell (1940), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875). After him are Brian Dennehy (1938), Gloria Swanson (1899), Adam Sandler (1966), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Charles Cooley (1864), and Ray Manzarek (1939).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Wes Craven ranks 32Before him are Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), Vincente Minnelli (1903), John Carpenter (1948), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and Jules Dassin (1911). After him are Mel Brooks (1926), Ed Wood (1924), George Cukor (1899), William Friedkin (1935), Michael Cimino (1939), and Walter Hill (1942).

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