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Emir Kusturica

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Emir Kusturica (Serbian Cyrillic: Емир Кустурица; born 24 November 1954) is a Serbian film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and musician. He also has French citizenship. Kusturica is one of the most-distinguished European filmmakers since the mid-1980s, best known for surreal and naturalistic movies that express deep sympathies for people from the margins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emir Kusturica has received more than 1,313,590 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Emir Kusturica is the 50th most popular film director (up from 61st in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Bosnia and Herzegovina (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Bosnian, Herzegovinian Film Director.

Emir Kusturica is most famous for his film Underground which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.

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Among film directors, Emir Kusturica ranks 50 out of 1,581Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tim Burton, Lars von Trier, Éric Rohmer, Abbas Kiarostami, and Jacques Tati. After him are Takeshi Kitano, William Wyler, Brian De Palma, Sydney Pollack, Roger Vadim, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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Among people born in 1954, Emir Kusturica ranks 12Before him are Hugo Chávez, Alexander Lukashenko, John Travolta, Viktor Yushchenko, James Cameron, and Sócrates. After him are Oprah Winfrey, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Shinzō Abe, Jean-Claude Juncker, Dieter Bohlen, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

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In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Emir Kusturica ranks 7 out of 320Before him are Gavrilo Princip (1894), Ratko Mladić (1942), Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (1505), Ivo Andrić (1892), Alija Izetbegović (1925), and Ante Pavelić (1889). After him are Valerius Severus (300), Tvrtko I of Bosnia (1338), Goran Bregović (1950), Lala Mustafa Pasha (1500), Prince Marko (1335), and Biljana Plavšić (1930).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among film directors born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Emir Kusturica ranks 1After him are Jasmila Žbanić (1974), Danis Tanović (1969), and Nina Kusturica (1975).