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Luis Buñuel
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Luis Buñuel, 1968
Born
Luis Buñuel Portolés

(1900-02-22)22 February 1900
Calanda, Teruel, Spain
Died 29 July 1983(1983-07-29) (aged 83)
Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death Cirrhosis
Citizenship

Spain (renounced in 1949)

Mexico (since 1949)
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1929–1977
Spouse(s)
Jeanne Rucar (m. 1934)

Luis Buñuel Portolés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis βuˈɲwel poɾtoˈles]; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish-Mexican filmmaker.

The New York Times called him "a revolutionary" who was a "leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later".

His first movie, Un Chien Andalou, was called "the most famous short [movie] ever made" by critic Roger Ebert, and his last movie, That Obscure Object of Desire, won him Best Director awards from the National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics.


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