Luis Buñuel (1900–1983)


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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 40 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (based on the screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Thomas 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 The Monk (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 (Short) (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: Los Náufragos de la Calle de la Providencia)
 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 Wuthering Heights (adaptation) / (story)
 1954 Robinson Crusoe (screenplay)
 1953 El (adaptation) / (story)
 1953 El bruto (screenplay) / (story)
 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 Las Hurdes (Documentary short) (commentary) / (writer)
 1930 L'Age d'Or (scenario - as Bunuel)
 1929 An Andalusian Dog (Short) (scenario - as Louis Bunuel)
 1928 The Fall of the House of Usher (adaptation)
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Publicity Listings:

10 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 14 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 24 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louis Bunuel | Luis Bunuel | Bunuel

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Jeanne Buñuel  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Rafael Buñuel | See more »

Parents:

Leonardo Buñuel | María Portolés

Relatives:

Leonardo Buñuel (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The films that influenced me the most, however, were Fritz Lang's. When I saw Destiny (1921), I suddenly knew that I, too, wanted to make movies. It wasn't the three stories themselves that moved moved me so much, but the main episode--the arrival of the man in the black hat, whom I instantly recognized as Death, in a Flemish village, and the scene in the cemetery. Something about this film spoke... See more »

Trivia:

Loathed Salvador Dalí's wife, Gala Dalí. See more »

Trademark:

Satirizies or outright attacks bourgeois lifestyles See more »

Nickname:

The Scourge of the Bourgeoisie

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