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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 203,725 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Francisco Rabal is the 980th most popular actor (down from 860th in 2019), the 468th most popular biography from Spain (down from 424th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Spanish Actor.

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Among actors, Francisco Rabal ranks 980 out of 9,996Before him are Michael Massee, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, George Chakiris, Elke Sommer, and Kenny Baker. After him are Matthew Broderick, Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Favreau, Liv Tyler, Emily Blunt, and Gino Cervi.

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Among people born in 1926, Francisco Rabal ranks 97Before him are Joachim Fest, Ta Mok, György Kurtág, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Yoshio Okada, and Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. After him are Jean-Marie Lustiger, Siegfried Lenz, John Schlesinger, Hans Werner Henze, Roger Corman, and Patricia Neal. Among people deceased in 2001, Francisco Rabal ranks 53Before him are Francisco da Costa Gomes, Poul Anderson, Donald J. Cram, W. G. Sebald, David Graf, and Michele Alboreto. After him are Vittorio Brambilla, Soad Hosny, Joseph Greenberg, Joey Ramone, Perry Como, and Jean-Pierre Aumont.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Francisco Rabal ranks 468 out of 2,932Before him are Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806), Bermudo II of León (953), Don Juan Manuel (1282), Rafael Alberti (1902), Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón (1727), and Xabi Alonso (1981). After him are Alonzo Cano (1601), Ausiàs March (1400), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), Anne Hidalgo (1959), Bigas Luna (1946), and Queen Letizia of Spain (1972).

Among ACTORS In Spain

Among actors born in Spain, Francisco Rabal ranks 12Before him are La Belle Otero (1868), Carmen Maura (1945), Sara Montiel (1928), María Casares (1922), Marisa Paredes (1946), and Najwa Nimri (1972). After him are Victoria Abril (1959), Daniel Brühl (1978), Verónica Forqué (1955), Elsa Pataky (1976), Pilar Bardem (1939), and Pedro Alonso (1971).

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