The New York Times once called Luis Buñuel "an iconoclast, moralist and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later.” The Aragonese filmmaker, who worked in Spain, Mexico and France, earned four Academy Award nomination during his career. His first, in the Best Foreign Language Film category, came for directing Tristana. His final two nominated came in the same year, for co-writing and directing the critically acclaimed film Ese oscuro objeto del deseo.
Best Foreign Language Film, Tristana, 43rd Academy Awards, Nominated
Best original Screenplay, Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie, 45th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, Ese oscuro objeto del deseo, 50th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay, Ese oscuro objeto del deseo, 50th Academy Awards, Nominated