Buñuel, Luis

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Buñuel, Luis Gender: M
Luis Buñuel Portolés
born on 22 February 1900 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Calanda, Spain, 40n56, 0w14
Timezone LMT m0w14 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°26' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°07 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°24'

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Luis Buñuel
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Spanish filmmaker who began his cinema studies in Paris in 1925; within a year he was an assistant director. Bunuel shot a surrealistic film with Dali in 1930, his surrealistic masterpiece, "The Golden Age."

In a speech he once said, "In the hands of a free spirit, the cinema is a magnificent and dangerous weapon." It was a weapon the great Spanish director wielded with mischievous and mysterious humor. Preoccupied with sexual aberrations and far-out fetishes, he assaulted the church, the establishment and middle-class morality with equal fervor, eliciting a public outcry from the beginning of his career.

Bunuel was given a Catholic education, served in the Mass and became fluent in Latin. In his teen year, he lost his faith in the church. The obsessions that drove him included communism, fetishism, hatred of the Franco regime that had forced him into exile in 1936 and his equal loathing of the Catholic Church.

At 17, he went to Madrid where he cultivated the banjo, the bosing ring and the brothel. His studies were widely eclectic and his friendships brimmed with the writers and thinkers of his day, including Lorca and Dali. After leaving Spain in 1925, cinema was a natural medium for his voice.

Working in France, Spain, Mexico and the U.S. Bunuel created films that included "Diary of a Chambermaid," 1964 "Belle De Jour," 1967 and "The Milky Way," 1969. He published his autobiography, "My Last Sigh," in 1983, a delightful book, filled with typically sly, iconoclastic observations. When he first went to Hollywood, his proudest moment was being thrown off the set by Garbo. Nonetheless, he spent most of WW II in that film capital. In 1946, he moved to Mexico for close to 15 years. His American Oscar was awarded in 1973 for "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie."

His French wife, Jeanne, wrote a book about their long and happy marriage, published in Spanish in 1990. After meeting in a friend's studio in Paris, he courted her respectfully until their marriage eight years later.

Bunuel died on 7/29/1983, Mexico City, Mexico.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Brunius, Jacques (born 16 September 1906). Notes: Creative partners
  • associate relationship with Figueroa, Gabriel (born 24 April 1907). Notes: Artistic collaborators
  • friend relationship with Aub, Max (born 2 June 1903)
  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Noailles, Charles de (born 26 September 1891). Notes: Financed his and Salvador Dalì's film, "L'Âge d'Or," 1930


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1925 (Cinema)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 (Surrealistic film with Dali)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1964 (Film "Diary of a Chambermaid")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Autobiography released)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 29 July 1983 in Mexico City (Age 83)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Felipe Ferreira, 3/2000. Marion March quotes Barbault the same from B.C. given in Astrolog


  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy (One long-term marriage)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Noted intelligencia)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Spain, France, American, Mexico)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Left home early less than 18 (Left home at 17)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Fetishism (Sexually aberrations and fetishes)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Rejection/ Leave church (Left Catholicism in his teens)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession