Luis Buñuel

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Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel, 1968
Luis Buñuel Portolés

(1900-02-22)22 February 1900
Calanda, Teruel, Spain
Died29 July 1983(1983-07-29) (aged 83)
Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of deathCirrhosis
CitizenshipSpain (renounced in 1949) [1] Mexico (since 1949) [1]
Years active1929–1977
Jeanne Rucar (m. 1934)

Luis Buñuel Portolés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis βuˈɲwel poɾtoˈles]; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish-Mexican filmmaker.[2]

The New York Times called him "a revolutionary" who was a "leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later".[3]

His first movie, Un Chien Andalou, was called "the most famous short [movie] ever made" by critic Roger Ebert,[4] and his last movie, That Obscure Object of Desire, won him Best Director awards from the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buñuel's Mexico". Harvard Film Archive. Fine Arts Library of the Harvard College Library. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. Kyrou, Ado. "Luis Buñuel". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  3. Flint, Peter B. (30 July 1983). "Luis Buñuel Dies at 83; Filmmaker for 50 Years". New York Times. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. Ebert, Roger (16 April 2000). "Un Chien Andalou Movie Review (1928)". Great Movies: The First 100. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. Berg, Charles Ramírez. "Program Notes: THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE". Austin Film Society. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2017.