Interesting Facts About Dan Brown You Should Know

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Interesting Facts About Dan Brown You Should Know

Interesting facts about Dan Brown, the person behind The Da Vinci Code. He is an American author. He is best known for his mystery-fiction novels. He started with his first novel Digital Fortress and now. Brown is one of the best-selling authors. Let's have a look at work by Dan Brown.

Interesting Facts About Dan Brown

  1. His full name is Daniel Gerhard Brown.
  2. He was born on June 22, 1964, in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S.
  3. He was became inspired to write thrillers after reading the novel The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon in 1993 when he was in Tahiti on vacation.
  4. In 1996 he quit teaching to become a full-time writer. He published Digital Fortress in 1998. It is a techno-thriller novel featuring cryptography, supercomputer, NSA, etc.
  5. He co-wrote a humor book with his wife, 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman under the pseudonym "Danielle Brown".
  6. His notable works to date include the Angels & Demons (published in 2000), The Da Vinci Code (published in 2003), The Lost Symbol (published in 2009), Inferno (published in 2013), and Origin (published in 2017).
  7. His novels mostly feature some kind of treasure hunt, the quest to solve some mysteries. Most of his work features real-life places and references to real characters.
  8. He spends a lot of time on research and development before starting his work.
  9. His work features a lead character, Professor Robert Langdon. It's a fictional character created by author Dan Brown for his book series. The character featured in Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno (2013), and Origin. He is a Harvard University professor of history of art and "symbology". Symbology is a fictional field related to the study of historic symbols.
  10. His work has been adopted in films, such as The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno.
  11. Tom Hanks has portrayed Professor Robert Langdon in the Robert Langdon film series, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno.
  12. Robert Langdon has interesting place whole book series. It's a fictional alter ego of himself or "the man he wishes he could be".
  13. Robert Langdon and Dan Brown share the same birthday 22 June. They were born in the same city Exeter. Both attended the same school Phillips Exeter Academy.
  14. Dan Brown named the character Robert Langdon after John Langdon. John Langdon is a professor of typography at Drexel University who is known for his creation of ambigrams.
  15. The cover of the first edition of Brown's novel Angels & Demons features the ambigrams designed by John Langdon.
  16. Throughout the book series, we see a lot of ambigrams. All are designed by Prof Langdon.
  17. Brown has acknowledged him as, "one of the most ingenious and gifted artists alive … who rose brilliantly to my impossible challenge and created the ambigrams for this novel".
  18. The logo for the fictitious Depository Bank of Zurich, which appears in The Da Vinci Code film, is also designed by John Langdon.
  19. The character of Robert Langdon is inspired by Joseph Campbell, he told in an interview with New York Times (2013).
  20. His work often includes references to real-world organizations and historical figures.
  21. In Angels & Demons, he has referenced CERN which is headquartered in Switzerland. CERN is, "The European Organization for Nuclear Research".
  22. The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard, written by Akiva Goldsman, and based on Dan Brown's 2003 best-selling novel of the same name. The film was banned in some countries due to its controversial status, fearing the violence by some religious communities.
  23. His work Angels & Demons was adapted for the movie with the same name. It's a mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman and David Koepp. The film was released in 2009. The film starred top Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
  24. In 2013, he published Inferno. It was a mystery thriller novel by Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series. The novel was published 10 years later, after the controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code in 2003.
  25. The novel, Inferno by Dan Brown was adapted to make a film of the same name. The film was released in 2016. It featured Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Indian Actor Irrfan Khan as Harry, head of the secret organization which was hired by Zobrist, Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Omar Sy as Christophe Bouchard, Ben Foster as Bertrand Zobrist (main villain), and Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey.
  26. His fifth novel, "Origin" in the Robert Langdon series was published in 2017. It's also a mystery thriller.

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