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Luis Bu˝uel
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Luis Bu˝uel

Luis Bu˝uel (February 22, 1900 - July 29, 1983 Mexico City of liver cirrhosis) was a surrealist filmmaker and director whose most famous works include: Bu˝uel had a strict Jesuit education and went to university in Madrid. After that, he moved to Paris to do film-related work. His first movie, Un Chien Andalou (1929), put him into film history due to its shocking imagery, such as the slicing of a woman's eyeball.

He continued using this surreal imagery that found fertile ground in Mexico, famous are his scenes where chickens populate nightmares, women grow beards and aspiring saints are desiried by luscious women.

He married Jeanne Rucar in 1925. Bu˝uel became a Mexican citizen in 1948. His sons are film-maker Rafael Bu˝uel and Juan Luis Bu˝uel.

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