Salvador Dali was almost as surreal a character as he was an artist. Although best remembered for being an outrageous ego-maniac and brilliant painter; Dali was also involved with a few films. His first and still most famous is the highly disturbing yet undeniably fascinating Un Chien Andalou/An Andalusian Dog, which he made with Luis Buñuel in the 1929. The following year, Dali made L'Age D'Or. Soon afterward, he denounced films as an art form. In 1945, Dali did design a surrealistic dream segment for Hitchcock's Spellbound. He later directed a few short films and in 1951 Don Juan Tenorio.
by Sandra Brennan biography