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Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky, known as Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, composer and writer with a large cult following. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation." His most notable works include El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973) and Santa Sangre (1989), all of which have had limited release but achieved popularity amongst various countercultural groups. He has cited the filmmaker Federico Fellini as his primary cinematic influence, and has been described as an influence on such figures as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch. After a failed attempt to return to filmmaking with a film entitled King Shot starring Marilyn Manson and produced by David Lynch, Alejandro is set to return to cinema with the sequel to El Topo entitled Abel Cain sometime in late 2011 or 2012.

Jodorowsky is also a playwright and play director, having produced over one hundred plays, primarily in Mexico where he lived for much of his life. Alongside this he is also a writer, particularly of comic books - his The Incal even has been noted as having a claim to be "the best comic book" ever written - as well as books on his own theories about spirituality. Jodorowsky has been involved in the occult and various spiritual and religious groups, including Zen Buddhism and forms of Mexican shamanism, and has formulated his own spiritual system, which he has called "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alejandro Jodorowsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky, known as Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, composer and writer with a large cult following. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation." His most notable works include El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973) and Santa Sangre (1989), all of which have had limited release but achieved popularity amongst various countercultural groups. He has cited the filmmaker Federico Fellini as his primary cinematic influence, and has been described as an influence on such figures as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch. After a failed attempt to return to filmmaking with a film entitled King Shot starring Marilyn Manson and produced by David Lynch, Alejandro is set to return to cinema with the sequel to El Topo entitled Abel Cain sometime in late 2011 or 2012.

Jodorowsky is also a playwright and play director, having produced over one hundred plays, primarily in Mexico where he lived for much of his life. Alongside this he is also a writer, particularly of comic books - his The Incal even has been noted as having a claim to be "the best comic book" ever written - as well as books on his own theories about spirituality. Jodorowsky has been involved in the occult and various spiritual and religious groups, including Zen Buddhism and forms of Mexican shamanism, and has formulated his own spiritual system, which he has called "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism".

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alejandro Jodorowsky, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1929-02-07

Place of Birth Tocopilla, Chile

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Alexandro Jodorowsky
  • Alexandre Jodorowski

Acting TV ShowsMovies

OTO - Ordo Templi Orientis
2019 Untitled Ari Gold Project as Himself
2017 Everything Is Terrible! Presents: The Great Satan
2017 Violeta más viva que nunca as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Alejandro Jodorowsky and the Seagulls as Himself
2016 Endless Poetry as Alejandro
2014 Alejandro Jodorowsky's Social Psychomagic as Himself
2014 My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn as Himself
2013 Jodorowsky's Dune
2013 The Dance of Reality as Alejandro (adult)
2013 Ritual - A Psychomagic Story as Fernando
2012 NWR as Himself
2011 The Island as Jodo
2011 Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World of Santa Sangre as Himself
2008 La colorina as Himself
2008 Nacido Sin
2007 A Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky
2007 Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures
2007 Arrabal, Panik Cineast as Himself
2006 Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream as Himself
2006 Musikanten as Ludwig van Beethoven
2003 Pas si grave as Pablo
2003 Alejandro Jodorowsky: Interview at ICA London December 2002
2002 Psicotaxi as Himself
2002 Cherif as Prophet
1997 Jean Cocteau: Lies and Truths
1994 The Jodorowsky Constellation as Himself
1974 Anticlimax
1973 The Holy Mountain as The Alchemist
1970 El Topo as El Topo
1968 Fando and Lis as Puppeteer
1965 He! Viva Dada
1965 Melodrama Sacramental as Himself
1957 The Severed Heads

Writing

Bouncer Story
2016 Endless Poetry Screenplay
2013 The Voice Thief Story
2013 The Dance of Reality Writer
2003 Kaena: The Prophecy Dialogue
1989 Santa Sangre Story Screenplay
1980 Tusk Screenplay
1973 The Holy Mountain Screenplay
1970 El Topo Author
1968 Fando and Lis Dialogue Screenplay
1965 He! Viva Dada Writer
1957 The Severed Heads Writer

Directing

Psychomagic Director
2016 Endless Poetry Director
2013 The Dance of Reality Director
2003 Alejandro Jodorowsky: Interview at ICA London December 2002 Director
1990 The Rainbow Thief Director
1989 Santa Sangre Director
1980 Tusk Director
1973 The Holy Mountain Director
1970 El Topo Director
1968 Fando and Lis Director
1965 Melodrama Sacramental Director
1957 The Severed Heads Director

Production

2016 Endless Poetry Executive Producer
2013 The Dance of Reality Producer
1978 Pubertinaje Producer
1973 The Holy Mountain Producer
1972 Apolinar Producer

Art

2016 Endless Poetry Production Design
1970 El Topo Production Design

Costume & Make-Up

1973 The Holy Mountain Costume Design
1970 El Topo Costume Design

Crew

2011 Drive Thanks

Sound

1970 El Topo Original Music Composer

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