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Alfonso Cuarón


Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw, showing ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 103 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gravity
Gravity Writer
(2013)
Children of Men
(2006)
Y Tu Mamá También
(2001)

Filmography

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  A Boy and His Shoe (screenplay) (announced)
  Believe (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2014) (creator - 6 episodes, 2014) (written by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Perception (2014) ... (creator)
- Second Chance (2014) ... (creator)
- Revelation (2014) ... (creator)
- Collapse (2014) ... (creator)
- Prodigy (2014) ... (creator)
 2013 Gravity (written by)
 2007 The Shock Doctrine (Documentary short) (written by)
 2007 The Possibility of Hope (Video documentary short) (concept)
 2006 Children of Men (screenplay)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Parc Monceau", as Alfonso Cuaron)
 1997 Sistole Diastole (Short) (screenplay)
 1991 Sólo con tu pareja (screenplay)
  Hora Marcada (TV Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990)
- No retornable (1990) ... (screenplay)
- De Ogros (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Ángel Pérez (1990) ... (writer)
- Zangamanga (1990) ... (writer)
- No estoy jugando (1989) ... (screenplay)
 1983 Cuarteto para el fin del tiempo (Short) (screenplay)
 1983 Who's He Anyway (Short) (screenplay)
 1983 Vengeance Is Mine (Short) (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed two commercials for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), "Fish" and "Naked", for the series "Be More".

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

(Thoughts on the one film (or films) that made him want to become a filmmaker and why): There was no epiphany from one film. There were a few that stood out over the years. I was 8 when I saw Bicycle Thieves (1948), and it was the first black-and-white film I had ever seen. It triggered my curiosity to start seeing European cinema. When I was 7, I saw The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... See more »

Trivia:

He is the first Mexican-born director to win the Oscar for Best Director, achieving the feat for Gravity (2013). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Emmanuel Lubezki as his director of photography See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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