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Alejandro Jodorowsky


Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 7, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate (1957). He also befriended the surrealists Roland... See full bio »

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The Holy Mountain
(1973)
Santa sangre
Santa sangre Writer
(1989)
Jodorowsky's Dune
(2013)
El topo
El topo Writer
(1970)

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 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series) (comic book - 2 episodes)
- Loyal Khondor (2014) ... (comic book)
- Master of Destiny (2012) ... (comic book)
 2013 The Voice Thief (Short) (story)
 2013 La danza de la realidad (screenplay)
 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy (dialogue)
 1989 Santa sangre (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Tusk (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1973 The Holy Mountain (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1970 El topo (written by - as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1968 Fando and Lis (dialogue - as Alexandro Jodorowsky) / (screenplay - as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1957 La cravate (Short) (as Alexandre Jodorowsky)
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Other Works:

Jodorowsky has done a series of graphic novels in collaboration with the celebrated French comic artist Moebius. The novels are called "The Adventures of John Difool" and depict the adventures of a small- time private detective, who gets unwillingly involved in a battle of cosmic dimensions. The story, written by Jodorowsky, is... See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 8 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alexandre Jodorowsky | Alexandro Jodorowsky
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Personal Quote:

In the world, what you do has a value but what you don't do also has a value. For me 'Dune' was a dream - a big dream! And I am happy like this. It's a dream that I intended to do, which is good. When we didn't make the picture, Dan O'Bannon needed to be interned in a mental institution for two years because he didn't get to do it. But when he came out he wrote the script for 'Alien'. Who would ... See more »

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His film El topo (1970) became one of the first super hits at midnight showings, commencing at the Elgin Theater in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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