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Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)


The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Dry martini (bunuelino cocktail) (Short) (story)
 1997 La novia de medianoche (previous unproduced screenplay)
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (autobiography - 1 episode)
- The Life and Times of Don Luis Buñuel (1984) ... (autobiography)
 1984 Igra o pamcenju i umiranju (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 That Obscure Object of Desire (scenario - as Luis Bunuel)
 1972 Le moine (screenplay - as Luis Bunuel)
 1972 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (scenario - as Luis Bunuel)
 1971 Una historia decente (Short) (book)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (uncredited)
 1970 Tristana (screen story)
 1969 The Milky Way (writer)
 1967 Belle de Jour (adaptation and dialogue - as Luis Bunuel)
 1965 Simon of the Desert (based on a story by) / (screenplay and dialogue)
 1964 Diary of a Chambermaid (adaptation and dialogue)
 1962 The Exterminating Angel (screenplay and dialogue)
 1961 Viridiana
 1960 The Young One (screenplay)
 1959 Fever Mounts at El Pao (adaptation - as Luis Bunuel)
 1959 Nazarin (adapted for the screen by)
 1956 Death in the Garden (adaptation)
 1956 That Is the Dawn (adaptation)
 1955 The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (screenplay & adaptation)
 1954 Robinson Crusoe (screenplay)
 1953 Wuthering Heights (adaptation) / (story)
 1953 El (adaptation) / (story)
 1953 El bruto (writer)
 1952 A Woman Without Love (technical screenplay)
 1952 Mexican Bus Ride (adaptation)
 1951 Susana (shooting script)
 1951 Si usted no puede, yo sí (story)
 1950 Los Olvidados
 1937/II España 1936 (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Don Quintin the Bitter (screenplay - uncredited)
 1933 Land Without Bread (Documentary short) (commentary) / (writer)
 1930 L'Age d'Or (scenario - as Bunuel)
 1929 Un Chien Andalou (Short) (scenario - as Louis Bunuel)
 1928 The Fall of the House of Usher (adaptation)
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Publicity Listings:

9 Biographical Movies | 18 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 13 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Bunuel | Luis Bunuel | Bunuel

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

To compare me with Goya is a nonsense. Critics speak of Goya because they don't know anything about Quevedo, Theresa of Avila, the picaresque literature, Galdòs, [Ramón del Valle-Inclán] and others . . . Today's culture is unfortunately inseparable from economic and military power. A ruling nation can impose its culture and give a worldwide fame to a second-rate writer like [Ernest Hemingway]. [... See more »

Trivia:

Was father-in-law of filmmaker Joyce Buñuel. See more »

Trademark:

Shocking subject matter See more »

Nickname:

The Scourge of the Bourgeoisie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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