Luis Buñuel

Spanish Director, Filmmaker and Actor

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Major Accomplishments

  • 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.