Luis Buñuel

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Birthday
22, 1900
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jul 29, 1983 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1900
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jul 29, 1983 (83)

About

Spanish-born surrealist filmmaker who first gained attention for directing the silent short film Un Chien Andalou in 1929. His most well known features include Los Olvidados (1950), The Exterminating Angel (1962), Simon of the Desert (1965) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977).

Before Fame

He switched his major twice while in college, finally landing on psychology.

Trivia

He was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards for three of his films. His films won various other awards, including the Palm d'Or for 1961's Viridiana and the Golden Lion for 1967's Belle de jour.

Family Life

He married Jeanne Bunuel in 1925 and became a Mexican citizen in 1948 after being exiled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Associated With

He co-wrote the script for Un Chien Andalou with Spanish painter and artist Salvador Dali.