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Emmanuel Lubezki


Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. The two have been friends since they ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 139 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gravity
Gravity Cinematographer
(2013)
The Revenant
The Revenant Cinematographer
(2015)
Children of Men
Children of Men Cinematographer
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Song to Song (director of photography) (completed)
  Roma (filming)
  The Devil's Teeth (director of photography) (announced)
 2015 The Revenant (director of photography)
 2015 Knight of Cups (director of photography)
 2015 Last Days in the Desert (director of photography)
 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (director of photography)
 2013 Gravity (director of photography)
 2012 To the Wonder (director of photography)
 2011 The Tree of Life (director of photography)
 2010 Dick Tracy Special (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2010 Write the Future (TV Short) (director of photography)
 2008 Burn After Reading (director of photography)
 2006 Children of Men (director of photography)
 2005 The New World (director of photography)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (director of photography)
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon (director of photography)
 2003 The Cat in the Hat (director of photography)
 2002 De Mesmer, con amor o Té para dos (Short) (director of photography)
 2001 Ali (director of photography)
 2001 Y Tu Mamá También (director of photography)
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (director of photography)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow (director of photography)
 1998 Meet Joe Black (director of photography)
 1998 Great Expectations (director of photography)
 1996 The Birdcage (director of photography)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (director of photography)
 1994 Ámbar (director of photography)
 1994 Reality Bites (director of photography)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... (director of photography)
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... (director of photography)
 1993 Miroslava (director of photography)
 1993 Twenty Bucks (director of photography)
 1992 The Harvest (director of photography)
 1992 Como agua para chocolate (director of photography)
 1991 Sólo con tu pareja (director of photography)
 1991 Bandidos (director of photography)
 1990 El motel de la muerte (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1989-1990 Hora Marcada (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- No retornable (1990)
- De Ogros (1990)
- El taxi (1990)
- Ángel Pérez (1990)
- Zangamanga (1990)
 1990 La muchacha (Short) (director of photography)
 1988 Los buzos diamantistas (Short) (director of photography)
 1985 Sera por eso que la quiero tanto (Short) (director of photography)
 1983 Vengeance Is Mine (Short) (director of photography)
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Other Works:

Director of photography for American Express TV commercial "One Hour Photo" (2003). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Emmanuel Lubezki aka 'Chivo' | Emmanuel 'Chivo' Lubezki
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Personal Quote:

[on shooting The Revenant (2015) with the new Arri Alexa 65] Somehow this camera truly translated what I was living and feeling in that place into images. Usually you look up into the landscape and it's never there - you're shooting fragments. But this one, because of the size of the chip [54.12 x 25.58 mm] and the quality of the image [6560 x 3102 resolution] and how clean it is, it does feel ... See more »

Trivia:

Chivo's unprecedented three consecutive Oscar wins for cinematography (2014, 2015, 2016) was even more remarkable considering that these victories were replicated with three consecutive BAFTA awards for the very same films: Gravity (2013), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015). See more »

Nickname:

Chivo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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