Alfonso Cuarón


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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 4 Oscars. Another 253 wins & 193 nominations. See more awards »

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Gravity Writer
(2013)
(2001)
(2006)
Roma Writer
(2018)

Filmography

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  A Boy and His Shoe (screenplay) (announced)
  Ascension (TV Series) (announced)
 2018 Roma (written by)
  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)
 2014 Muddy Girl (Short) (writer - as Alfonso Cuaron)
 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)
 2001 Y Tu Mamá También (written by)
 1997 Sístole diástole (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 Vengeance Is Mine (Short) (screenplay)
 1983 Who's He Anyway (Short) (screenplay)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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(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:

To date, only one of four people to have won the Best Director Oscar more than once without any of those films having won the Oscar for Best Picture. His two wins are for Gravity (2013) and Roma (2018). The other three individuals are Frank Borzage for directing 7th Heaven (1927) and Bad Girl (1931), George Stevens for directing A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), and Ang Lee for ... See more »

Trademark:

When directing, he flashes the title of the movie both at the beginning and at the end of all of his films. See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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