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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel

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Also Known As: Died: July 29, 1983
Born: February 22, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Calanda, Teruel, ES Profession: Writer ...
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Grew up in Saragossa
1922:
Began contributing to literary journals
1925:
Went to Paris; invited by director Jean Epstein to be his assistant
1926:
First film as assistant director "Mauprat"
1926:
Film acting debut in "Carmen"
1927:
Debut as playwright with Spanish "Hamlet"
1927:
Stage directing debut (Amsterdam) with "El Retablo de Maese Pedro"
1929:
First film as director and co-screenwriter (with Salvador Dali) "Un chien Andalou"
1930:
Hired for six months by MGM after he made "L'Age d'Or" with the idea that he would be involved in making foreign-language versions of other MGM films
1931:
Returned to France
1932:
Hired by Paramount (Europe) as dubber
1935:
Becomes executive producer for Filmofono Films in Madrid, supervising musicals and comedies
1936:
Hired as cultural attache by Republican government (Paris); returned to Hollywood to supervise (ultimately unrealized) documentaries on Spanish Civil War
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Worked at Museum of Modern Art, New York, re-editing, dubbing, directing documentaries for Latin American distribution
1942:
Dismissed because of suspicion of Communist background
1944:
Returned to Hollywood to produce Spanish versions of Warner Brothers films
1946:
Moved to Mexico; made films there for next fifteen years
1950:
"Los Olvidados" set record by winning 11 Ariel awards
1961:
Invited by Spanish government to return; made "Viridiana"; film suppressed in Spain

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