Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" (and its accompanying video) is fast becoming a hugely iconic song. Not only is the video full of deep-rooted religious meaning and the song brimming with gay-friendly messages, but its title character also becomes the most famous person ever named "Alejandro."
But what other people named Alejandro are on that list? Here are the most famous Alejandros, many of whom are film directors.
Alejandro Jodorowsky: Legendarily freaky Spanish film director most notable for his freaky 1970 psychedelic Western "El Topo," a favorite film of John Lennon. Most recently, he attempted to get a project off the ground that involved the following people: David Lynch, Marilyn Manson, Nick Nolte, Udo Kier and Asia Argento. Had that actually happened, Jodorowsky would have easily been the top Alejandro.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu: Wildly overrated film director responsible for the decent "Amores Perros," the unwatchable "21 Grams" and the utterly incoherent "Babel."
Alejandro Escovedo: Fantastic Texas-based singer-songwriter who has collaborated with a number of great artists. His latest album, 2008's Real Animal, is staggeringly great. Also, he's Sheila E's uncle, which is pretty amazing (and he survived Hepatitis-C, which is even more amazing).
Alejandro Fernandez: Mexican singer nicknamed "The Colt" who has won multiple Latin Grammy Awards. He has collaborated with everybody from Marc Anthony and Julio Iglesias to Beyoncé and Nelly Furtado.
Alejandro Amenaber: Spanish film director best known as the man behind the 2001 Nicole Kidman creepfest "The Others." Also responsible for "Agora," which was a biopic about Roman mathematician Hypatia (played by Rachel Weisz). There's a reason you've never heard of it.
Alejandro Pena: Former Major League Baseball pitcher who spent time with six different clubs. Though he spent the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he had his greatest success with the Atlanta Braves at the end of the 1991 season, when he helped the Braves make a run to the World Series (which they would eventually lose to the Minnesota Twins).