Abbas Kiarostami

1940 - 2016

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی‎ [ʔæbˌbɒːs kijɒːɾostæˈmi] (listen); 22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film producer. An active film-maker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in the production of over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker trilogy (1987–1994), Close-Up (1990), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), and Taste of Cherry (1997), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abbas Kiarostami has received more than 996,338 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 54th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Abbas Kiarostami ranks 55 out of 1,305Before him are Jacques Tati, Sydney Pollack, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone, Theo Angelopoulos, and Claude Chabrol. After him are Roger Vadim, Terry Gilliam, Chuck Jones, Alain Resnais, William Wyler, and F. W. Murnau.

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Among people born in 1940, Abbas Kiarostami ranks 28Before him are Pina Bausch, Peter Fonda, John Hurt, Martin Sheen, Brian De Palma, and Giorgio Moroder. After him are Joseph Brodsky, Terry Gilliam, Joachim Gauck, Tabaré Vázquez, Zodiac Killer, and James Caan. Among people deceased in 2016, Abbas Kiarostami ranks 21Before him are Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Cesare Maldini, Islam Karimov, Jerome Bruner, and Alvin Toffler. After him are George Michael, John Glenn, João Havelange, Nancy Reagan, Pierre Boulez, and Carlos Alberto Torres.

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Among people born in Iran, Abbas Kiarostami ranks 59 out of 374Before him are Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), Cyrus I (-690), and Antiochus I Soter (-324). After him are Christina of Bolsena (210), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Babak Khorramdin (798), Shapur II (309), and Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380).

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Among film directors born in Iran, Abbas Kiarostami ranks 1After him are Barbet Schroeder (1941), Jafar Panahi (1960), Asghar Farhadi (1972), Majid Majidi (1959), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1957), Bahman Ghobadi (1969), Hossein Shahabi (1967), Samira Makhmalbaf (1980), and Hossein Rajabian (1984).

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