Fernando Rey

1917 - 1994

Fernando Rey

Fernando Casado Arambillet (20 September 1917 – 9 March 1994), best known as Fernando Rey, was a Spanish film, theatre, and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A suave, international actor best known for his roles in the films of surrealist director Luis Buñuel (Tristana, 1970; Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 1972; That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977) and as the drug lord Alain Charnier in The French Connection (1971) and French Connection II (1975), he appeared in more than 150 films over half a century. The debonair Rey was described by French Connection producer Philip D'Antoni as "the last of the Continental guys". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Rey has received more than 341,212 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 410th most popular actor.

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Fernando Rey ranks 405 out of 8,832Before him are Tom Selleck, James Cromwell, Michèle Mercier, Steve Reeves, Lex Barker, and Max Wright. After him are Alec Baldwin, Christopher Lambert, Marina Vlady, Daniel Craig, Andy García, and Luise Rainer.

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Among people born in 1917, Fernando Rey ranks 35Before him are James Rainwater, Andrew Huxley, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Edward Norton Lorenz. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Leonid Hurwicz, Bourvil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Danielle Darrieux. Among people deceased in 1994, Fernando Rey ranks 39Before him are Robert Doisneau, Telly Savalas, Gian Maria Volonté, Matt Busby, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Witold Lutosławski. After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry, Niels Kaj Jerne, Roland Ratzenberger, Jessica Tandy, Julian Schwinger, and Marija Gimbutas.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Fernando Rey ranks 236 out of 1,895Before him are Alfonso IX of León (1171), Javier Bardem (1969), Carlota Joaquina of Spain (1775), Mariano Rajoy (1955), Sancho IV of Castile (1258), and Abraham Abulafia (1240). After him are Reccared I (510), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), Juan Luis Vives (1492), Francisco Suárez (1548), Rafael Nadal (1986), and Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402).

Among ACTORS In Spain

Among actors born in Spain, Fernando Rey ranks 5Before him are Antonio Banderas (1960), Penélope Cruz (1974), Carmen Amaya (1913), and Javier Bardem (1969). After him are La Belle Otero (1868), Carmen Maura (1945), Sara Montiel (1928), Marisa Paredes (1946), Francisco Rabal (1926), Victoria Abril (1959), and Néstor Almendros (1930).