Alejandro Jodorowsky


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Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1973)
El Topo Writer
(1970)
(2013)
Santa Sangre Writer
(1989)

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 2017 La journée (Documentary short) (comic book "Bouncer")
 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 The Dance of Reality (screenplay)
 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy (additional screenplay material)
 1989 Santa Sangre (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Tusk (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1973 The Holy Mountain (writer - as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1970 El Topo (written by - as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1968 Fando and Lis (dialogue - as Alexandro Jodorowsky) / (screenplay - as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
 1965 He! Viva Dada (Documentary short) (writer)
 1957 La cravate (Short) (as Alexandre Jodorowsky)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel 'Donde mejor canta un pájaro'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Alexandre Jodorowsky | Alexandro Jodorowsky
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Personal Quote:

[on El Topo (1970), in his book El Topo,1974] When I wanted to do the rape scene, I explained to [Mara Lorenzio] that I was going to hit her and rape her. There was no emotional relationship between us, because I had put a clause in all the women's contracts stating that they would not make love with the director. We had never talked to each other. I knew nothing about her. We went to the desert ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Avant-garde, surrealist films that later develop a cult following

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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