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

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (17 credits)
  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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Personal Details

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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Personal Quote:

[on Roma] What we tried to do is balance between character and a social context as well. Because we're talking about personal scars. That is definitely a period that scarred me, probably for life. I can assume that it scarred the characters that play in the film. But also the social events that were portrayed are one of the most important and deep scars in the Mexican psyche. In the collective ... See more »

Trivia:

He is friends with singer Ian Brown and offered to direct one of his future videos. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Emmanuel Lubezki as his director of photography See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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