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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Grew up in Saragossa
Began contributing to literary journals
Went to Paris; invited by director Jean Epstein to be his assistant
First film as assistant director "Mauprat"
Film acting debut in "Carmen"
Debut as playwright with Spanish "Hamlet"
Stage directing debut (Amsterdam) with "El Retablo de Maese Pedro"
First film as director and co-screenwriter (with Salvador Dali) "Un chien Andalou"
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
Returned to France
Hired by Paramount (Europe) as dubber
Becomes executive producer for Filmofono Films in Madrid, supervising musicals and comedies
Hired as cultural attache by Republican government (Paris); returned to Hollywood to supervise (ultimately unrealized) documentaries on Spanish Civil War
Worked at Museum of Modern Art, New York, re-editing, dubbing, directing documentaries for Latin American distribution
Dismissed because of suspicion of Communist background
Returned to Hollywood to produce Spanish versions of Warner Brothers films
Moved to Mexico; made films there for next fifteen years
"Los Olvidados" set record by winning 11 Ariel awards
Invited by Spanish government to return; made "Viridiana"; film suppressed in Spain
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