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Alejandro Jodorowsky

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.

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Feb 7, 1929 In Tocopilla, Chile
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blink Jodorowsky
Latest Project:
Movie Fake News 2021-09-08
Known For
Poster of Fake News
Poster of Helicopter
Poster of Anticlimax
Poster of El Topo
Movie Blink Jodorowsky Himself 2022
Movie Fake News 2021-09-08
Movie Helicopter Himself 2021-01-15
Movie A Ship of Madness: Deeper and Higher with Pazucus Self 2021-04-09
Movie OTO - Ordo Templi Orientis 2020-04-18
Movie Psychomagic, a Healing Art Himself 2019-10-02
Movie Violeta más viva que nunca Himself (archive footage) 2017-01-06
Movie Endless Poetry Old Alejandro 2016-03-23
Movie Alejandro Jodorowsky and the Seagulls Himself 2016-12-31
Movie My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Himself 2014-09-18
Movie Alejandro Jodorowsky's Social Psychomagic Himself 2014-12-31
Movie Jodorowsky's Dune Himself 2013-08-30
Movie Ritual - A Psychomagic Story Fernando 2013-04-20
Movie The Dance of Reality Old Alejandro 2013-06-19
Movie NWR Himself 2012-02-02
Movie The Island Jodo 2011-05-16
Movie Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World of Santa Sangre Himself 2011-01-25
Movie Nacido Sin 2008-01-26
Movie La colorina Self 2008-03-10
Movie Arrabal, Panik Cineast Himself 2007-01-01
Movie A Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky 2007-05-01
Movie Niente è come sembra Unknown 2007-10-22
Movie Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures Unknown 2007-01-01
Movie Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
Movie Musikanten Ludwig van Beethoven 2006-03-03
Movie Alejandro Jodorowsky: Interview at ICA London December 2002 Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie No Big Deal Pablo 2003-03-05
Movie Cherif Prophet 2002-06-04
Movie Psicotaxi Himself 2002-07-02
Movie Jean Cocteau: Lies and Truths 1997-02-22
Movie The Jodorowsky Constellation Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Anticlimax 1974-01-04
Movie The Holy Mountain The Alchemist (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) 1973-11-29
Movie El Topo El Topo 1970-12-18
Movie Fando and Lis Puppeteer (uncredited) 1970-02-02
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Melodrama Sacramental Himself 1965-01-01
Movie He! Viva Dada Unknown 1965-09-05
Movie The Severed Heads (as Alexandre Jodorowsky) 1957-03-31