Jafar Panahi

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Jafar Panâhi (Persian: جعفر پناهی‎, [d͡ʒæˈfæɾ pæˈnɒːhiː]; born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly associated with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, The White Balloon (1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jafar Panahi has received more than 481,359 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jafar Panahi is the 462nd most popular film director (down from 344th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from Iran (down from 176th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jafar Panahi ranks 462 out of 1,580Before him are Jane Campion, Albert Lamorisse, Martin Ritt, Michael Powell, Moshé Mizrahi, and Michael Radford. After him are Claude Zidi, Luis García Berlanga, Zack Snyder, Seijun Suzuki, Max Fleischer, and Alain Corneau.

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Among people born in 1960, Jafar Panahi ranks 85Before him are Melissa Leo, Erin Brockovich, Laurent Fignon, Naoki Urasawa, Gazebo, and Yves Leterme. After him are Abdellatif Kechiche, Vince Clarke, Kevin Carter, Takashi Miike, Axel Rudi Pell, and Jennifer Rush.

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Among people born in Iran, Jafar Panahi ranks 208 out of 463Before him are Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875), Gholamreza Takhti (1930), Hossein Nasr (1933), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), and Morteza Motahhari (1919). After him are Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (1940), Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Subh-i-Azal (1831), and Ibn al-Faqih (null).

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Among film directors born in Iran, Jafar Panahi ranks 3Before him are Abbas Kiarostami (1940) and Barbet Schroeder (1941). After him are Asghar Farhadi (1972), Majid Majidi (1959), Masoud Kimiai (1941), Dariush Mehrjui (1939), Shirin Neshat (1957), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1957), Bahman Ghobadi (1969), Hossein Shahabi (1967), and Samira Makhmalbaf (1980).