Bigas Luna

1946 - 2013

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José Juan Bigas Luna (19 March 1946 – 5 April 2013) was a Spanish 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 141,880 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bigas Luna is the 306th most popular film director (up from 317th in 2019), the 546th most popular biography from Spain (up from 582nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Spanish Film Director.

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Among film directors, Bigas Luna ranks 306 out of 1,580Before him are Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, Makoto Shinkai, Leo McCarey, and Edward Dmytryk. After him are Tobe Hooper, Walter Lantz, Shin Sang-ok, Chris Columbus, Bo Widerberg, and Frank Borzage.

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Among people born in 1946, Bigas Luna ranks 118Before him are Robert Mapplethorpe, François Bozizé, Edita Gruberová, Htin Kyaw, Semion Mogilevich, and Janet Yellen. After him are Ralf Hütter, Mohamed Abdelaziz, John C. Mather, Rodrigo Lara, Jochen Mass, and Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Among people deceased in 2013, Bigas Luna ranks 93Before him are Arthur Danto, Ken Norton, Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, and Tuncel Kurtiz. After him are Wojciech Kilar, Frederik Pohl, Bebo Valdés, Otfried Preußler, Ray Harryhausen, and Ottmar Walter.

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Among people born in Spain, Bigas Luna ranks 546 out of 2,595Before him are Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965), Luis Ramírez de Lucena (1475), Luis Ocaña (1945), Xabi Alonso (1981), Javier Marías (1951), and Diego, Prince of Asturias (1575). After him are Catalina de Erauso (1592), José Villalonga Llorente (1919), Juan de Grijalva (1480), Ordoño III of León (926), José de Espronceda (1808), and Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1453).


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), Víctor Erice (1940), Vicente Aranda (1926), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), José Luis Cuerda (1947), and Julio Medem (1958).