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Alfonso Cuarón


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 2 Oscars. Another 103 wins & 97 nominations. See more awards »

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Gravity
Gravity Writer
(2013)
Y Tu Mamá También
(2001)
Children of Men
(2006)

Filmography

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  A Boy and His Shoe (screenplay) (announced)
  Believe (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2014) (creator - 6 episodes, 2014) (written by - 1 episode, 2014)
 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 Sistole Diastole (Short) (screenplay)
 1991 Sólo con Tu Pareja (screenplay)
  Hora Marcada (TV Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Tim [Webber] came to me with the idea 'let's do it mainly CG', and I went 'no way..that's going to suck. We're going to do it as much practical as we can'. So we tried the conventional rigs and stuff. We tried cables and twisted arms and stuff, and I think it was three hours into the first day that it was so obvious that it wouldn't work.. And there's another thing. Wires give you this axis when ... See more »

Trivia:

Brother of Carlos Cuarón. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses hand-held cameras See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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