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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, 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 were ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 137 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 Weightless (director of photography) (completed)
  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)
 2008 Burn After Reading (director of photography)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Anna")
 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)
 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 Miroslava (director of photography)
 1993 Twenty Bucks (director of photography)
 1992 The Harvest (director of photography)
 1992 Like Water for Chocolate (director of photography)
 1991 Sólo con tu pareja (director of photography)
 1991 Bandits (director of photography)
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Other Works:

Director of photography for Budweiser TV commercial "Genie" (2007). See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

[on To the Wonder (2012)] Maybe for some people it doesn't feel honest, because he's shot tall grass before, but it's a very honest thing. It's not forced, it's not that he's trying to make it pretty - it's his backyard! It's like Woody Allen shooting in New York; why do you see these tall buildings over and over in his movies? This is a place he knows well.[2013] See more »

Trivia:

The first man to win for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography three years in a row, for his work on Gravity (2013), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015). He is the seventh individual to win a three-peat in any Oscar category. He is the first cinematographer in history to win three Academy Awards in a row. See more »

Nickname:

Chivo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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