Luis Buñuel

Spanish Surrealist Filmmaker (1900-1983)

Major Accomplishments:

  • Bunuel is considered the father of cinematic Surrealism.
  • Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Dan O'Herlihy in Robinson Crusoe (1954).
  • His first film, Un Chien Andalou (1929), is regarded as "the most famous short film ever made" by critic Roger Ebert.
  • Director of many classics such as; The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Belle de Jour (1967), and Un Chien Andalou (1929).

Life in Paris:

  • Bunuel came to Paris in the 1925 to study film, and stayed until 1931
  • Became a film critic from 1927-1928
  • In 1928, he collaborated with Salvador Dali on Un Chien Andalou