Graham Greene

Graham Greene

Highest Rated: 100% The Fallen Idol (1948)

Lowest Rated: 27% Saint Joan (1957)

Birthday: Oct 02, 1904

Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK

A distinguished English novelist whose works were adapted into numerous acclaimed films, Graham Greene divided his books into what he labeled "entertainments" - psychological thrillers involving intrigue and espionage - and "novels," which often dealt with larger moral, religious or political themes. After his early years as a journalist, Greene commenced his writing career with The Man Within (1929) and was introduced to Hollywood when Stamboul Train (1932) was adapted into "Orient Train" (1934). He found his first success as a novelist and on screen when A Gun for Sale (1936) was made into the iconic Alan Ladd film noir "This Gun for Hire" (1942) and Brighton Rock (1938) propelled Richard Attenborough's career with a 1947 feature of the same name. Meanwhile, "The Third Man" (1949) starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles and adapted from his 1949 novel, lived on as one of the greatest film noirs ever made. In his later years, Greene's politics became highly critical of American imperialism and led to The Quiet American (1955), which foreshadowed the United States' involvement in Vietnam, and was turned into exemplary films in 1958 and 2002. Though largely dissatisfied with filmed versions of his work, Greene nonetheless saw adaptations of "The End of the Affair" (1955), "Our Man in Havana" (1960), "Travels with My Aunt" (1972) and "The Tenth Man" (1988). Greene's work assured his place as one of the 20th century's most accomplished authors.




87% 72% The Quiet American Writer $13M 2002
67% 74% The End of the Affair Writer $10.7M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Heart Writer - 1986
57% 47% Travels With My Aunt Writer - 1972
27% 49% The Comedians Screenwriter - 1967
94% 78% Our Man in Havana Writer - 1960
27% 52% Saint Joan Screenwriter - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stranger's Hand Producer - 1954
99% 93% The Third Man Writer,
$447K 1949
100% 88% The Fallen Idol Writer $58.1K 1948
88% 75% Ministry of Fear Writer - 1944
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Writer - 1942


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