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Bigas Luna

1946 - 2013

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José Juan Bigas Luna (19 March 1946 – 5 April 2013) was a Catalan film director, designer and artist. His films are typically characterised by a strong emphasis on the erotic, often related to food, something for which he admitted a strong passion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bigas Luna has received more than 174,564 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Bigas Luna is the 262nd most popular film director (up from 306th in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from Spain (up from 546th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Spanish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Bigas Luna ranks 262 out of 1,581Before him are Gillo Pontecorvo, Jean Epstein, Leonid Gaidai, Tex Avery, Zack Snyder, and Franklin J. Schaffner. After him are Jean-Jacques Beineix, John Schlesinger, Patrice Chéreau, Henri Verneuil, Damiano Damiani, and Tobe Hooper.

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Among people born in 1946, Bigas Luna ranks 116Before him are Xanana Gusmão, François Bozizé, Alan Jones, Gerard 't Hooft, Robert Reich, and Ajda Pekkan. After him are Peter Green, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Fancy, Paul Schrader, Rodrigo Lara, and Robby Krieger. Among people deceased in 2013, Bigas Luna ranks 71Before him are Glafcos Clerides, Bert Trautmann, Roger Ebert, Sławomir Mrożek, Sung Jae-gi, and Pierre Mauroy. After him are Ovadia Yosef, Arthur Danto, Wojciech Kilar, Patrice Chéreau, Wilfried Martens, and Damiano Damiani.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Bigas Luna ranks 473 out of 2,932Before him are Xabi Alonso (1981), Francisco Rabal (1926), Alonzo Cano (1601), Ausiàs March (1400), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), and Anne Hidalgo (1959). After him are Queen Letizia of Spain (1972), Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (912), Eleanor de Guzmán (1310), Borrell II, Count of Barcelona (927), Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli (1540), and Victoria Abril (1959).


Among film directors born in Spain, Bigas Luna ranks 5Before him are Luis Buñuel (1900), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Carlos Saura (1932), and Jesús Franco (1930). After him are Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Mario Camus (1935), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), Víctor Erice (1940), Vicente Aranda (1926), and Isabel Coixet (1960).