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Costa-Gavras (short for Konstantinos Gavras; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Γαβράς; born 12 February 1933) is a Greek-French film director, screenwriter and producer who lives and works in France. He is known for films with political and social themes, such as the political thrillers, Z (1969), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Missing (1982), for which he won Palme d'Or and an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Costa-Gavras has received more than 499,751 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Costa-Gavras is the 78th most popular film director (down from 69th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Greece (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Film Director.

Costa-gavras is most famous for his political films, most notably "Z," which tells the story of a military coup in Greece, and "Missing," which tells the story of the CIA's involvement in the disappearance of a U.S. citizen.

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Among film directors, Costa-Gavras ranks 78 out of 1,580Before him are George A. Romero, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, and Dario Argento. After him are Richard Attenborough, Dziga Vertov, William Hanna, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Sergei Parajanov, and David Lean.

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Among people born in 1933, Costa-Gavras ranks 24Before him are Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, Francisco Gento, Susan Sontag, Arno Allan Penzias, and Elinor Ostrom. After him are Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, and Paul Biya.

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Among people born in Greece, Costa-Gavras ranks 131 out of 855Before him are Phryne (-371), Cratylus (-500), Callicrates (-470), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), and Melina Mercouri (1920). After him are Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Saint Titus (13), Agesilaus II (-444), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Pleistarchus (-500), and Tyrtaeus (-700).


Among film directors born in Greece, Costa-Gavras ranks 2Before him are Theo Angelopoulos (1935). After him are Yorgos Lanthimos (1973), Nikos Koundouros (1926), Athina Rachel Tsangari (1966), and Phedon Papamichael (1962).