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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 37 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Adès: The Exterminating Angel (2017) ... (based on the screenplay by)
 2008 Dry martini (bunuelino cocktail) (Short) (story)
 1997 La novia de medianoche (previous unproduced screenplay)
 1984 Igra o pamcenju i umiranju (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Arena (TV Series documentary) (autobiography - 1 episode)
- The Life and Times of Don Luis Buñuel (1983) ... (autobiography)
 1977 That Obscure Object of Desire (scenario - as Luis Bunuel)
 1974 The Phantom of Liberty (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 - as Luis Bunuel)
 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 - as Luis Bunuel)
 1962 The Exterminating Angel (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1961 Viridiana
 1960 The Young One (screenplay)
 1959 La fièvre monte à El Pao (adaptation - as Luis Bunuel)
 1959 Nazarin (adapted for the screen by)
 1956 Death in the Garden (adaptation)
 1956 Cela s'appelle l'aurore (adaptation)
 1955 The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (screenplay & adaptation)
 1954 Abismos de pasión (adaptation) / (story)
 1954 Robinson Crusoe (screenplay)
 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)
 1937/II España 1936 (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Don Quintín el amargao (screenplay - uncredited)
 1933 Las Hurdes (Documentary short) (commentary) / (writer)
 1930 L'Age d'Or (scenario - as Bunuel)
 1929 Un Chien Andalou (Short) (scenario - as Louis Bunuel)
 1928 La chute de la maison Usher (adaptation)
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9 Biographical Movies | 18 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 17 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Bunuel | Luis Bunuel | Bunuel

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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I love dreams, even when they're nightmares, which is usually the case. My dreams are full of the same obstacles, but it doesn't matter. My amour fou for the dreams themselves as I shared with the surrealists. Un Chien Andalou (1929) was born of the encounter between my dreams and [Salvador Dalí]'s. Later, I brought the dreams directly into my films, trying as hard as I could to avoid any ... See more »

Trivia:

Educated at Jesuit schools before attending the University of Madrid. While there he formed friendships with Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia-Lorca. See more »

Trademark:

His films often include an animal in a scene, where they seem out of place See more »

Nickname:

The Scourge of the Bourgeoisie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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