Yul Brynner

1920 - 1985

Yul Brynner

Yuliy Borisovich Briner; (Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер; July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985), better known as Yul Brynner, was a Russian-American actor, singer, and director, considered one of the first Russian-American film stars. He became widely known for his portrayal of King Mongkut in the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical The King and I, for which he won two Tony Awards, and later won an Academy Award for the film adaptation. He played the role 4,625 times on stage and became known for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for The King and I. Brynner also starred as Ramesses II in the Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments (1956). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yul Brynner has received more than 7,043,489 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular actor.

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  • 77.70

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  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Yul Brynner ranks 21 out of 8,832Before him are Sean Connery, Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, and James Stewart. After him are Richard Burton, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis de Funès, and Elizabeth Taylor.

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Among people born in 1920, Yul Brynner ranks 4Before him are Pope John Paul II, Federico Fellini, and Isaac Asimov. After him are Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. Among people deceased in 1985, Yul Brynner ranks 2Before him is Marc Chagall. After him are Enver Hoxha, Konstantin Chernenko, Heinrich Böll, Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, Carl Schmitt, Italo Calvino, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, and Rock Hudson.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yul Brynner ranks 26 out of 2,050Before him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Isaac Asimov (1920), Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), and Mikhail Bakunin (1814). After him are Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Lev Yashin (1929), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Alexander I of Russia (1777), and Yuri Andropov (1914).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Yul Brynner ranks 1After him are Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Michael Chekhov (1891), Yuri Nikulin (1921), Lila Kedrova (1918), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Oleg Popov (1930), Vladimir Etush (1922), Yevgeny Leonov (1926), and Andrei Mironov (1941).