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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Director's Trademarks: The Films of Alfonso Cuarón

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 251 wins & 197 nominations. See more awards »

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Gravity Writer
(2013)
(2006)
(2001)
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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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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Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on directing 'Gravity'] There were times when it felt as though everything and everyone was conspiring against the process. But the thing about adversities is that they force you out of your comfort zone. The bad outcome is that you might drift into the void, but the other outcome is that you might gain amazing tools for growth and knowledge. See more »

Trivia:

Directed 3 actresses to Oscar nominations: Sandra Bullock, Yalitza Aparicio, and Marina de Tavira. 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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