Carlos Saura

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Carlos Saura Atarés (born 4 January 1932) is a Spanish film director, photographer and writer. Along with Luis Buñuel and Pedro Almodóvar, he is considered to be one of Spain’s most renowned filmmakers. He has a long and prolific career that spans over half a century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Saura has received more than 463,037 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Carlos Saura is the 97th most popular film director (down from 88th in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from Spain (up from 180th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Film Director.

Carlos Saura is a Spanish film director, producer, writer, and actor. He is known for his films of the 1970s and 1980s, including La Caza (The Hunt), Elisa, vida mía (Elisa, My Life), and Carmen.

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  • 46

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  • 7.40

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  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Carlos Saura ranks 97 out of 1,580Before him are Fred Zinnemann, Victor Fleming, Louis Malle, Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, and René Clair. After him are Wolfgang Petersen, Sidney Lumet, Peter Brook, Andrzej Żuławski, Michael Curtiz, and Kenji Mizoguchi.

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Among people born in 1932, Carlos Saura ranks 35Before him are Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, François Englert, Ellen Burstyn, Oliver E. Williamson, and Louis Malle. After him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Donald Rumsfeld, Ryszard Kapuściński, Valentino, Stephen Covey, and John Searle.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Carlos Saura ranks 160 out of 2,595Before him are Enrique Granados (1867), Alfonso XI of Castile (1311), Ibn Hazm (994), Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881), Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), and Peter II of Aragon (1174). After him are Hernando de Soto (1500), Josep Borrell (1947), John I of Castile (1358), John, Prince of Asturias (1478), Queen Fabiola of Belgium (1928), and Alfonso VII of León and Castile (1105).


Among film directors born in Spain, Carlos Saura ranks 3Before him are Luis Buñuel (1900) and Pedro Almodóvar (1949). After him are Jesús Franco (1930), Bigas Luna (1946), 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).