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Álex de la Iglesia

A cult director, his work is reminiscent in tone and style to that of Guillermo del Toro. At one point, scheduled to shoot the Doom (based on the video game) movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it fell through. His films have a kind of comic edge to them that is very similar to the early films of Peter Jackson. Unlike Jackson or Del Toro, though... See full bio »

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26 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Day of the Beast
The Oxford Murders
Witching and Bitching
The Last Circus
The Last Circus Director


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 2017 El bar
 2015 My Big Night
 2014 Messi (Documentary)
 2014 Words with Gods (segment "The Confession")
 2011 As Luck Would Have It (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2008 The Oxford Murders (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2006 Films to Keep You Awake: The Baby's Room (TV Movie) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2006 El código (Short) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2006 Hitler está vivo (Short) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2004 El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2002 800 Bullets (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 2000 Common Wealth (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 1999 Muertos de risa (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 1995 The Day of the Beast (as Alex de la Iglesia)
 1994 Marbella Vice (Video Game)
 1991 Mirindas asesinas (Short) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Other Works:

Novel "Payasos en la lavadora" Ed. Planeta 1997 See more »

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3 Interviews | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tallafé y Alex | Alejandro de la Iglesia | Alex de la Iglesia

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Personal Quote:

I wouldn't want the kind of movies I do to become trendy. I've always hated trends and I would feel quite uncomfortable creating one.


Worked in a film about Sax Rohmer's character Fu Manchu with screenwriters Jorge Guerricaechevarría and David Newman but the project was canceled due budgetary problems. See more »


Frequently wrote his screenplays with Jorge Guerricaechevarría See more »



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