Biography

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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".

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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".

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 38

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
2017 Everything is Terrible! presents: The Great Satan
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
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
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 Melodrama Sacramental as Himself
1957 The Severed Heads

Writing

BouncerStory
2016 Endless PoetryScreenplay
2013 The Voice ThiefStory
2013 The Dance of RealityWriter
2003 Kaena: The ProphecyDialogue
1989 Santa SangreStory
1989 Santa SangreScreenplay
1980 TuskScreenplay
1973 The Holy MountainScreenplay
1970 El TopoAuthor
1968 Fando and LisDialogue
1968 Fando and LisScreenplay

Directing

PsychomagicDirector
2016 Endless PoetryDirector
2013 The Dance of RealityDirector
1990 The Rainbow ThiefDirector
1989 Santa SangreDirector
1980 TuskDirector
1973 The Holy MountainDirector
1970 El TopoDirector
1968 Fando and LisDirector
1965 Melodrama SacramentalDirector
1957 The Severed HeadsDirector

Production

2016 Endless PoetryExecutive Producer
2013 The Dance of RealityProducer
1978 PubertinajeProducer
1973 The Holy MountainProducer
1972 ApolinarProducer

Costume & Make-Up

1973 The Holy MountainCostume Design
1970 El TopoCostume Design

Art

2016 Endless PoetryProduction Design
1970 El TopoProduction Design

Sound

1970 El TopoOriginal Music Composer

Crew

2011 DriveThanks

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