Although he was famously a lifelong atheist, he reportedly experienced a religious conversion at the end of his life.
Father of film-maker Rafael Buñuel.
Praised by Alfred Hitchcock as the best director ever.
Liked to play tricks to his friends and, in Mexico, one of his favorite victims was the Spanish screenwriter Luis Alcoriza. During a hunting party, Alcoriza saw an eaglet on a tree and knocked it down with the first shot but then he found a price tag on a paw: it was a stuffed bird put there by Buñuel.
Was father-in-law of filmmaker Joyce Buñuel.
Was voted the 14th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Rejected an offer from Salvador Dalí to direct a sequel to Un chien andalou (1929) in 1966.
Loathed Salvador Dalí's wife, Gala Dalí.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1954
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 71-92. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Worked as chief editor and chief of the writer department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1939-1943)
Father of Juan Luis Buñuel
Became a Mexican citizen in 1948.
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