Spanish Director, Filmmaker and Actor
- Known as being the father of cinematic Surrealism due to his 1929, 17 minute film, Un Chien Andalou.
- His first feature film L'Age d'Or, was banned almost as soon as it was released.
- Won numerous awards for films, screen writes, and directing in Spain, France and the United States.
Life in Paris
- He moved to Paris from Madrid to study film in 1925.
- He worked as assistant director for Jean Epstein and Mario Nalpas, while having many other odd-end film related jobs.