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Gabriel Figueroa (I) (1907–1997)

Gabriel Figueroa was born on April 24, 1907 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Gabriel Figueroa Mateos. He is known for his work on Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Exterminating Angel (1962) and The Young and the Damned (1950). He died on April 27, 1997 in Mexico City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes Cinematographer
The Exterminating Angel
The Exterminating Angel Cinematographer
The Young and the Damned
The Young and the Damned Cinematographer
Two Mules for Sister Sara
Two Mules for Sister Sara Cinematographer


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 1983 Mundo mágico
 1983 México 2000
 1981 Histoires extraordinaires (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Border Cop (as Gabriel Figuroa)
 1979 México mágico (Short documentary)
 1979 Te quiero
 1978 Cananea
 1977 Balún Canán
 1976 Coronación
 1974 Once Upon a Scoundrel (director of cinematography)
 1974 Presagio
 1973 Interval
 1972 María
 1971 El cielo y tu
 1971 El profe
 1971 La generala
 1970 Kelly's Heroes (director of photography)
 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara (director of photography)
 1969 La puerta y la mujer del carnicero (segment "La puerta")
 1969 The Big Cube (director of photography)
 1968 Mariana
 1967 Su excelencia
 1967 Pedro Páramo
 1965 Amor amor amor (segment "Lola de mi vida")
 1965 Un alma pura
 1965 Simón del desierto (Short)
 1964 The Night of the Iguana (director of photography)
 1963 Agente XU 777
 1963 The Paper Man
 1963 La bandida
 1961 Rosa blanca
 1960 The Young One
 1960 Macario
 1959 Isla para dos
 1959 Sonatas
 1959 Nazarin
 1959 Café Colón
 1958 Una golfa
 1956 La escondida
 1955 La mujer X
 1954 Camelia
 1953 Ansiedad
 1953 El
 1952 El enamorado
 1952 El mar y tú
 1952 Siempre tuya
 1952 Crisol de pensamiento mexicano (Documentary short)
 1951 La bienamada
 1951 Pecado
 1950 The Torch
 1949 La malquerida
 1949 El embajador
 1949 Pueblerina
 1949 Opio
 1949 Medianoche
 1948 Maclovia
 1948 María la O
 1948 Hidden River (as Gabriel Figueroa M.)
 1947 The Pearl
 1947 The Fugitive
 1947 The Pearl
 1946 Enamorada
 1946 Cantaclaro
 1945 Bugambilia
 1944 The Intruder
 1944 La fuga
 1944 El as negro
 1943 Another Dawn
 1943 El circo
 1941 Creo en Dios
 1940 El monje loco
 1940 Los de abajo
 1938 La Adelita
 1938 Mi candidato
 1936 Let's Go with Pancho Villa (as G. Figueroa)
 1936 Beautiful Sky
 1936 Desfile deportivo (Documentary short)
 1936 Petróleo (Documentary short)
 1935 Tribu
 1935 Cuernavaca (Documentary short)
 1934 The Scandal
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G. Figueroa | Gabriel Figuroa | Gabriel Figueroa M.

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