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Also Known As: Died: December 3, 1992
Born: September 5, 1920 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Badajoz, ES Profession: director, actor, screenwriter

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Spanish-born actor turned screenwriter of Mexican films starting in the late 1940s. Alcoriza co-wrote many of Luis Bunuel's Mexican classics, including such powerful films as "Los Olvidados" (1950), "El" (1952) and "The Exterminating Angel" (1962). Beginning in the early 60s and continuing into the late 80s, Alcoriza began directing his own films, but these are little known outside Mexico.

Spanish-born actor turned screenwriter of Mexican films starting in the late 1940s. Alcoriza co-wrote many of Luis Bunuel's Mexican classics, including such powerful films as "Los Olvidados" (1950), "El" (1952) and "The Exterminating Angel" (1962). Beginning in the early 60s and continuing into the late 80s, Alcoriza began directing his own films, but these are little known outside Mexico.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Lo Que Importa Es Vivir (1989) Director
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  Terror y Encajes Negros (1986) Director
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  Presagio (1974) Director
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  The Pearl of Tlayucan (1964) Director

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Worked as an actor in European theater while still in his teens
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Moved to Mexico; became established as a film actor there
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Turned to screenwriting in the late 1940s
1949:
First collaboration with director Luis Bunuel, "El Gran Calavera/The Great Madcap", which Alcoriza wrote and in which he also acted
1962:
Last collaboration with Bunuel, "El Angel Exterminador/The Exterminating Angel"
1989:
Last film, "Lo Que Importa Es Vivir/What's Important Is to Live"
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