Takeshi Kitano

1947 - Today

Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (北野 武, Kitano Takeshi, born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese comedian, television presenter, actor, filmmaker, and author. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, abroad he is better known for his work as a filmmaker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takeshi Kitano has received more than 1,925,154 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 73rd most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Takeshi Kitano ranks 74 out of 1,305Before him are Costa-Gavras, Robert Zemeckis, Dziga Vertov, Howard Hawks, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Isao Takahata. After him are Jean-Jacques Annaud, Dario Argento, Robert Bresson, Richard Attenborough, Peter Brook, and Ernst Lubitsch.

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Among people born in 1947, Takeshi Kitano ranks 27Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Porter, Glenn Close, Paco de Lucía, Herman Van Rompuy, and Mario Draghi. After him are France Gall, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salman Rushdie, Gigliola Cinquetti, Dick Advocaat, and Michio Kaku.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Takeshi Kitano ranks 68 out of 3,113Before him are Nichiren (1222), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Utamaro (1753), Kenzō Tange (1913), and Isao Takahata (1935). After him are Joan Fontaine (1917), Arata Isozaki (1931), Dōgen (1200), Emperor Momozono (1741), Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), and Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571).


Among film directors born in Japan, Takeshi Kitano ranks 5Before him are Akira Kurosawa (1910), Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), and Isao Takahata (1935). After him are Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Shohei Imamura (1926), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Ishirō Honda (1911), and Kinji Fukasaku (1930).

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