Luis Alcoriza

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Spanish-born actor turned screenwriter of Mexican films starting in the late 1940s. Alcoriza co-wrote many of Luis Bunuel's Mexican classics, including such powerful films as "Los Olvidados" (1950), "El" (1952) and "The ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1918 in Badajoz, ES

Filmography

Writer (10)

Death In This Garden 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lo Que Importa Es Vivir 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Republic of Sin 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Terror y Encajes Negros 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Presagio 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Always Further On 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tlayucan 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Exterminating Angel 1962 (Movie)

("Los Naufragos de la calle de la Providencia") (Screenplay)

The River of Death 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Los olvidados 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

Lo Que Importa Es Vivir 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Terror y Encajes Negros 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Presagio 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Always Further On 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Tlayucan 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Spanish-born actor turned screenwriter of Mexican films starting in the late 1940s. Alcoriza co-wrote many of Luis Bunuel's Mexican classics, including such powerful films as "Los Olvidados" (1950), "El" (1952) and "The Exterminating Angel" (1962). Beginning in the early 60s and continuing into the late 80s, Alcoriza began directing his own films, but these are little known outside Mexico.

Relationships

Parent
worked in show business

Milestones

1989

Last film, "Lo Que Importa Es Vivir/What's Important Is to Live"

1962

Last collaboration with Bunuel, "El Angel Exterminador/The Exterminating Angel"

1949

First collaboration with director Luis Bunuel, "El Gran Calavera/The Great Madcap", which Alcoriza wrote and in which he also acted

Turned to screenwriting in the late 1940s

Moved to Mexico; became established as a film actor there

Worked as an actor in European theater while still in his teens

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