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

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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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Other Works:

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

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

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Instagram | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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They ask if I'm happy and elated by 'Gravity's success. For me, it's like the fox who has been chased by hounds for four and a half years, and then the fox gets away. Is the fox happy? The fox is happy when he's frolicking with another fox, playing with the cubs in the meadow, mating, but when he escapes it's just relief. That's not happiness. See more »

Trivia:

Cuarón is one of the few directors who has directed films that have received all five modern MPAA ratings: G (A Little Princess), PG (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), PG-13 (Gravity), R (Great Expectations, Children of Men, Paris, je t'aime and Roma) and NC-17 (Y Tu Mamá También). In the last case, the film surrendered said rating and was released unrated in the United States. See more »

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Often uses restlessly moving camera work See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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