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Arturo Ripstein

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Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. Considered the "Godfather of independent Mexican cinema", Ripstein's work is generally characterized by "somber, slow-paced, macabre melodramas tackling existential loneliness", often with a grotesque-like edge.He is a nine-time Ariel Award winner, including five for Best Picture and two for Best Director. Three of his films have been nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arturo Ripstein has received more than 87,220 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Arturo Ripstein is the 855th most popular film director (up from 890th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 210th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Mexican Film Director.

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Among film directors, Arturo Ripstein ranks 855 out of 1,581Before him are Pasquale Festa Campanile, Christophe Gans, Rob Marshall, John Lee Hancock, Stuart Gordon, and Wayne Wang. After him are Carlo Di Palma, Raoul Servais, Benny Chan, Irwin Allen, Andrew Marton, and Abraham Polonsky.

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Among people born in 1943, Arturo Ripstein ranks 375Before him are Tim Schenken, Luis Eduardo Aute, Teruo Nimura, Susan Clark, Oleg Vidov, and David Geffen. After him are David Alexandre Winter, Florence Ballard, Angelo Anquilletti, Gianni Motta, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, and Gigi Meroni.

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Among people born in Mexico, Arturo Ripstein ranks 205 out of 585Before him are Juan José Arreola (1921), Diego Luna (1979), Julio César Chávez (1962), Jorge Ibargüengoitia (1928), Lupita Nyong'o (1983), and Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834). After him are Juan Aldama (1774), Diana Bracho (1944), Manuel Rosas (1912), Sergio Pitol (1933), Juan N. Méndez (1820), and Laura Zapata (1956).


Among film directors born in Mexico, Arturo Ripstein ranks 5Before him are Guillermo del Toro (1964), Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963), Alfonso Cuarón (1961), and Emilio Fernández (1904). After him are Mario Van Peebles (1957), Guillermo Navarro (1955), Carlos Reygadas (1971), and Michel Franco (1979).