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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 Thesis (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 53 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Regression
 2015/I Vale (Short) (writer)
 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 Thesis (screenplay) / (story)
 1995 Luna (Short)
 1992 Himenóptero (Short)
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Other Works:

Short / TV commercial for Estrella Damm - Director See more »

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Alejandro Amenabar

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Personal Quote:

My movies are not movies of answers but of questions. See more »


Composes the music for all his movies. Is a self-taught composer who learned to write music using a computer software. See more »

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