Emmanuel Lubezki


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Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. The two have been friends since they ... See full bio »

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Children of Men Cinematographer
(2006)
Gravity Cinematographer
(2013)
The Revenant Cinematographer
(2015)

Filmography

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  The Devil's Teeth (director of photography) (announced)
  Disclaimer (TV Series) (3 episodes) (filming)
 2022 Amsterdam (director of photography)
 2018 Dior: Joy (Video short)
 2017 Carne y Arena (Short)
 2017/I Song to Song (director of photography)
 2015 The Revenant (director of photography)
 2015 Knight of Cups (director of photography)
 2015 Last Days in the Desert (director of photography)
 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (director of photography)
 2013 Gravity (director of photography)
 2012 To the Wonder (director of photography)
 2011 The Tree of Life (director of photography)
 2010 Dick Tracy Special (TV Short) (director of photography)
 2010 Write the Future (TV Short) (director of photography)
 2008 Burn After Reading (director of photography)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Anna")
 2006 Children of Men (director of photography)
 2005 The New World (director of photography)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (director of photography)
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon (director of photography)
 2003 The Cat in the Hat (director of photography)
 2002 From Mesmer, with Love or Tea for Two (Short) (director of photography)
 2001 Ali (director of photography)
 2001 Y tu mamá también (director of photography)
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (director of photography)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow (director of photography)
 1998 Meet Joe Black (director of photography)
 1998 Great Expectations (director of photography)
 1996 The Birdcage (director of photography)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (director of photography)
 1995 A Little Princess (director of photography)
 1994 Ámbar (director of photography)
 1994 Reality Bites (director of photography)
 1993 The Harvest (director of photography)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... (director of photography)
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... (director of photography)
 1993 Miroslava (director of photography)
 1993 Twenty Bucks (director of photography)
 1991 Sólo con tu pareja (director of photography)
 1991 Bandidos (director of photography)
 1990 El motel de la muerte (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1989-1990 Hora marcada (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- No retornable (1990)
- De Ogros (1990)
- El taxi (1990)
- Ángel Pérez (1990)
- Zangamanga (1990)
 1990 La muchacha (Short) (director of photography)
 1988 Los buzos diamantistas (Short) (director of photography)
 1985 Sera por eso que la quiero tanto (Short) (director of photography)
 1983 Vengeance Is Mine (Short) (director of photography)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Director of photography for American Express TV commercial "One Hour Photo" (2003). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Emmanuel Lubezki aka 'Chivo' | Emmanuel 'Chivo' Lubezki

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Lauren Beth Strogoff  (2 children)

Parents:

Muni Lubezki | Lubezki, Raquel
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Personal Quote:

[on The New World (2005)] Terry came to me and said, 'I would love to try this, and if we fail, I will never use it. I would never put anything in the movie that would humiliate you or makes you feel uncomfortable, but let's just try to go to the edge of the abyss, because that's where the best images are.' Once he said that and allowed me that freedom to fail, I was free of all those rules and ... See more »

Trivia:

The first man to win an Academy Award for Best Cinematography three years in a row, for his work on Gravity (2013), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015). He is the seventh individual to win a three-peat in any Oscar category. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses long shots. See more »

Nickname:

Chivo

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