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Luis Buñuel

Luis BuñuelAKA Luis Buñuel Portolés

Born: 22-Feb-1900
Birthplace: Calanda, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Died: 29-Jul-1983
Location of death: Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director, Author

Nationality: Spain
Executive summary: That Obscure Object of Desire

[1] "It is a poetic principle that the freedom of the individual must fight against the restrictions of reality... I am still, thank God, an atheist." Quoted by Earl Blackwell, 1973.

Wife: Jeanne Rucar (m. 1925, until his death, two sons)
Son: Juan Luis Buñuel (film director, b. 9-Nov-1934)
Son: Rafael Buñuel

    High School: Colegio del Salvador
    University: Instituto Nacional de Enseñanza Media
University of Madrid

    Converted to Atheism formerly Catholic (age 16)
    Risk Factors: Deafness

    That Obscure Object of Desire (17-Aug-1977)
    The Phantom of Liberty (11-Sep-1974)
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (15-Sep-1972)
    Tristana (29-Mar-1970)
    The Milky Way (15-Mar-1969)
    Belle de Jour (24-May-1967)
    Simon of the Desert (1965)
    Diary of a Chambermaid (4-Mar-1964)
    The Exterminating Angel (May-1962)
    Viridiana (1961)
    The Young One (1960)
    Nazarín (4-Jun-1959)
    Death in the Garden (21-Sep-1956)
    That Is the Dawn (9-May-1956)
    The River and Death (30-Jun-1955)
    The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (19-May-1955)
    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (5-Aug-1954)
    Abismos de pasión (30-Jun-1954)
    Illusion Travels by Streetcar (18-Jun-1954)
    This Strange Passion (9-Jul-1953)
    The Brute (5-Feb-1953)
    A Woman Without Love (31-Jul-1952)
    Mexican Bus Ride (26-Jun-1952)
    Daughter of Deceit (29-Aug-1951)
    Susana (11-Apr-1951)
    The Young and the Damned (9-Dec-1950)
    The Great Madcap (25-Nov-1949)
    Age of Gold (28-Oct-1930)
    Un chien andalou (6-Jun-1929)

Author of books:
My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Buñuel (1983, memoir)

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