Bigas Luna

1946 - 2013

Bigas Luna

José Juan Bigas Luna (19 March 1946, in Barcelona – 5 April 2013, in la Riera de Gaià, Catalonia), known artistically as Bigas Luna, 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 108,895 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 315th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

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  • 54.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Bigas Luna ranks 316 out of 1,305Before him are Marco Bellocchio, Guy Hamilton, Walter Lantz, Jack L. Warner, Karel Reisz, and Larry Cohen. After him are Ray Harryhausen, Tsui Hark, Alberto Lattuada, Irvin Kershner, Chris Columbus, and J. J. Abrams.

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Among people born in 1946, Bigas Luna ranks 128Before him are Anthony Daniels, Elías Figueroa, Brenda Blethyn, Ralf Hütter, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, and Robby Krieger. After him are Jochen Mass, Robert Mapplethorpe, Craig Venter, Thongloun Sisoulith, Jan Kodeš, and Patrick Head. Among people deceased in 2013, Bigas Luna ranks 100Before him are Julie Harris, Ali Kafi, José Froilán González, James Gandolfini, Arthur Danto, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. After him are Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Ray Harryhausen, Marie-Claire Alain, Esther Williams, Nguyễn Khánh, and Jacques Vergès.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Bigas Luna ranks 582 out of 1,895Before him are Manuel Marín (1949), Muhammad II of Córdoba (980), Adelina Patti (1843), Eulogius of Córdoba (810), Adelardo Rodríguez (1939), and Josefa de Óbidos (1630). After him are Juan del Encina (1468), Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder (30), Rodrigo de Triana (1469), José Antonio Aguirre (1904), Luis del Sol (1935), and Jabir ibn Aflah (1100).


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), Vicente Aranda (1926), Víctor Erice (1940), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), Isabel Coixet (1960), and Julio Medem (1958).

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