Francisco Rabal

1926 - 2001

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Francisco Rabal Valera (8 March 1926 – 29 August 2001), better known as Paco Rabal, was a Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter born in Águilas, a town in the south-western part of the province of Murcia, Spain. Throughout his career, Rabal appeared in around 200 films working with directors including Francesc Rovira-Beleta, Luis Buñuel, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, Carlos Saura, Pedro Almodóvar, William Friedkin, Michelangelo Antonioni, Claude Chabrol, Luchino Visconti, and Gillo Pontecorvo. Paco Rabal was recognized both in his native Spain and internationally, winning the Award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for Los Santos Inocentes and a Goya Award for Best Actor for playing Francisco de Goya in Carlos Saura's Goya en Burdeos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Rabal has received more than 164,678 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Francisco Rabal is the 860th most popular actor (up from 1,059th in 2019), the 424th most popular biography from Spain (up from 554th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Spanish Actor.

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Among actors, Francisco Rabal ranks 860 out of 10,030Before him are Joseph Cotten, Mario Adorf, Eric Bana, Robert Shaw, Hervé Villechaize, and David Caruso. After him are Marthe Keller, Harold Ramis, Grace Zabriskie, Lea Massari, Loretta Young, and Hildegard Knef.

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Among people born in 1926, Francisco Rabal ranks 96Before him are Roger Corman, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Youssef Chahine, György Kurtág, Kim Jae-gyu, and Aaron Klug. After him are László Papp, Ed McBain, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Robert Fogel, Hans Werner Henze, and Gus Grissom. Among people deceased in 2001, Francisco Rabal ranks 49Before him are Timothy McVeigh, Masao Ono, Indro Montanelli, W. G. Sebald, Stanley Kramer, and Emilie Schindler. After him are Giovanni Leone, Joseph Greenberg, Joey Ramone, Vittorio Brambilla, Francisco da Costa Gomes, and Katharine Graham.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Rabal ranks 424 out of 2,595Before him are Carlos Arias Navarro (1908), David Villa (1981), Joanot Martorell (1415), Ordoño I of Asturias (821), Hasdai Crescas (1340), and Eulalia of Barcelona (290). After him are Violant of Aragon (1236), Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli (1540), Gaius Julius Vindex (25), Andrés de Urdaneta (1498), Fruela I of Asturias (722), and Severo Ochoa (1905).

Among ACTORS In Spain

Among actors born in Spain, Francisco Rabal ranks 9Before him are Fernando Rey (1917), Penélope Cruz (1974), Javier Bardem (1969), La Belle Otero (1868), Carmen Maura (1945), and Sara Montiel (1928). After him are Marisa Paredes (1946), Najwa Nimri (1972), Concha Velasco (1939), María Casares (1922), Victoria Abril (1959), and Kiti Mánver (1953).

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