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Luis Buñuel

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Birthplace:   Calanda, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Was friends with painter Salvador Dali and poet Federico García Lorca at the University of Madrid. Attended the Académie du Cinéma in Paris. Made his directorial debut with the 1929 surrealistic short Un Chien Andalou (Dali was a cowriter) while living in Paris. First feature film, L'Âge d'Or (1930), was banned due to complaints that it was sacrilegious. Worked on film projects for Spain's Republican government in the 1930s; dubbed and edited films in France, Hollywood and the Museum of Modern Art in New York following Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War. Was invited back to Spain by the Franco government in the early 1960s, but the film he made there, Viridiana (the winner of the 1961 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or), was banned because of its antifascist and antireligious sentiments. Lived mostly in Mexico from 1946 until his death, but worked often in France.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Golden Age
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Arena: The Life and Times of Don Luis Bunuel
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Grandes Directores
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Speaking of Bunuel (A Propósito de Buñuel)
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Bunuel
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Susana (The Devil and the Flesh)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1983
100% That Obscure Object of Desire
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1977
88% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1974
98% The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet The Castaway on the Street of Providence (El náufrago de la Calle Providencia)
  • Actor
1971
100% Tristana
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1970
93% La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1969
95% Belle de Jour
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1968
96% The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1967
86% Diary of a Chambermaid (Le journal d'une femme de chambre)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1965
100% Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1965
100% Viridiana
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1961
100% The Young One
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1960
80% La fièvre monte à El Pao (Fever Mounts at El Pao)
  • Director
1959
83% Nazarin
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1958
92% Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin)
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet Cela s'appelle l'aurore (That is the Dawn)
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet El Rio y la Muerte
  • Screenwriter
1955
100% The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)(Rehearsal for a Crime)
  • Director
1955
100% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Subida al cielo (Mexican Bus Ride)(Ascent to Heaven)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet Illusion Travels by Streetcar (La Ilusion viaja en tranvia)
  • Director
1954
100% El (This Strange Passion) (Torments)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1953
88% El Bruto (The Brute)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1953
94% Los Olvidados
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Una Mujer sin amor (A Woman Without Love)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet La Hija del engaño (Daughter of Deceit)
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet Mexican Bus Ride
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet El Gran Calavera (The Great Madcap)
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Gran Casino
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet La Hija De Juan Simon
  • Producer
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread)
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet Montparnasse
  • Actor
1930
92% The Golden Age (L'Âge d'Or)
  • Director
1930
100% Un Chien Andalou
  • Producer
  • Man with a Razor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1929

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