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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 61 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Others Writer
(2001)
Thesis Writer
(1996)
(1997)
(2004)

Filmography

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 2021 La Fortuna (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2021)
- Episode #1.5 (2021)
- Episode #1.4 (2021)
- Episode #1.3 (2021)
- Episode #1.2 (2021)
 2019 While at War
 2017 Danielle (Short)
 2015/I Regression (written by)
 2015/I Vale (Short)
 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:

2002: Directed an advertisement for El Corte Inglés starring Nicole Kidman. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alejandro Amenabar

Spouse:

David Blanco
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Personal Quote:

[on Regression (2015)] A few years ago, I wanted to go back to the genre I started with, which was horror. I thought of the greatest movies I've seen - Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973), The Omen (1976) - so I thought I should try to do something about the Devil. Then, I abandoned the idea because I couldn't find an interesting approach. We couldn't find something realistic enough and ... See more »

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His films often deal with people struggling to make their intellect work in the face of the world around them. See more »

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