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Alejandro Amenábar


Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis (1996). His film Open Your Eyes (1997) was a huge success in Spain ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 55 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Others
The Others Writer
(2001)
The Sea Inside
(2004)
Tesis
Tesis Writer
(1996)
Open Your Eyes
(1997)

Filmography

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 2015/I Regression
 2015/I Vale (Short)
 2009 Agora (written by)
 2004/I The Sea Inside (screenplay)
 2004 El soñador (Short) (idea)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (film "Abre Los Ojos")
 2001 The Others (written by)
 1996 Tesis (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 Luna (Short)
 1992 Himenóptero (Short)
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Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
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Other Works:

Music Video for the band Nancys Rubias, song 'Me encanta (I love it)' - Director See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on Open Your Eyes (1997)] I started developing the idea in the middle of a fever. I had a cold and spent a few days in bed and it was there that I started developing the idea. See more »

Trivia:

Open Your Eyes (1997) is his "remake" of Vertigo (1958), by Hitchcock. In fact, when the character of Sofia appears after hitting Cesar with a jar, it's the same shot of Kim Novak in Vertigo when she appears from the bathroom in the hotel - with green lights See more »

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