Jesús Franco

1930 - 2013

Jesús Franco

Jesús Franco Manera (12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor, known as a prolific director of stylish exploitation and B-movies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jesús Franco has received more than 328,186 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 138th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

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  • 61.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Jesús Franco ranks 139 out of 1,305Before him are John Woo, Claude Lelouch, Christopher Nolan, Ettore Scola, Jean Vigo, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. After him are D. W. Griffith, Alfonso Cuarón, Jacques Demy, Giuseppe Tornatore, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Aki Kaurismäki.

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Among people born in 1930, Jesús Franco ranks 63Before him are Jean Rochefort, David Dacko, Akira Suzuki, Ali al-Sistani, William C. Campbell, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. After him are Sonia Rykiel, Harvey Milk, Edgar Mitchell, Moustapha Akkad, Joanne Woodward, and Gérard Genette. Among people deceased in 2013, Jesús Franco ranks 38Before him are Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Jang Song-thaek, Manfred Rommel, Jerome Karle, and Ieng Sary. After him are Ronald Dworkin, J. J. Cale, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Richard Matheson, James M. Buchanan, and Boris Berezovsky.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Jesús Franco ranks 255 out of 1,895Before him are Jordi Savall (1941), Yolande of Aragon (1384), Joan Fuster (1922), Lluís Companys (1882), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460). After him are Eleanor of Navarre (1426), Joseph of Anchieta (1534), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Prudentius (348), Ildefons Cerdà (1815), and Hisham II (965).


Among film directors born in Spain, Jesús Franco ranks 4Before him are Luis Buñuel (1900), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), and Carlos Saura (1932). After him are Bigas Luna (1946), Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Vicente Aranda (1926), Víctor Erice (1940), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), Isabel Coixet (1960), and Julio Medem (1958).

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