Luis Buñuel

1900 - 1983

Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel Portolés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwiz βuˈɲwel poɾtoˈles]; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish-Mexican filmmaker, who worked in France, Mexico, and Spain.When Buñuel died at age 83, his obituary in The New York Times called him "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later". His first picture, Un Chien Andalou—made in the silent era—is still viewed regularly throughout the world and retains its power to shock the viewer, and his last film, That Obscure Object of Desire—made 48 years later—won him Best Director awards from the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics. Writer Octavio Paz called Buñuel's work "the marriage of the film image to the poetic image, creating a new reality...scandalous and subversive".Often associated with the surrealist movement of the 1920s, Buñuel created films from the 1920s through the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Buñuel has received more than 1,664,612 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Luis Buñuel ranks 19 out of 1,305Before him are Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Leni Riefenstahl, and Martin Scorsese. After him are Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Pedro Almodóvar, François Truffaut, and Michelangelo Antonioni.

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Among people born in 1900, Luis Buñuel ranks 6Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, and Martin Bormann. After him are Chiune Sugihara, Wolfgang Pauli, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans Frank, and Adolf Dassler. Among people deceased in 1983, Luis Buñuel ranks 4Before him are Joan Miró, Louis de Funès, and Garrincha. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Buckminster Fuller.

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Among people born in Spain, Luis Buñuel ranks 40 out of 1,895Before him are Philip III of Spain (1578), Roland (736), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Charles II of Spain (1661), Montserrat Caballé (1933), and Isidore of Seville (560). After him are Anne of Austria (1601), Charles III of Spain (1716), Ibn Arabi (1165), Arcadius (377), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), and Tomás de Torquemada (1420).


Among film directors born in Spain, Luis Buñuel ranks 1After him are Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Carlos Saura (1932), Jesús Franco (1930), Bigas Luna (1946), Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Vicente Aranda (1926), Víctor Erice (1940), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), Isabel Coixet (1960), and Julio Medem (1958).

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