Alfonso Cuarón

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Television Director / Cinematographer | * 11/28/1961 (58) | Mexico City, Mexico
Alfonso Cuarón (US: kwah-ROHN, Spanish: [alˈfonso kwaˈɾon] (listen); born 28 November 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His work has received critical acclaim and many accolades. He has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won five, including two Best Director awards for Gravity (2013) and Roma (2018). He is the first Latin American director to receive the award for Best Director. He has also received Academy Awards for Best Film Editing for Gravity and Best Cinematography for Roma. Cuarón's other notable films include the family drama A Little Princess (1995), the erotic drama Y Tu Mamá También (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban... ()
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Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is an Academy Award-winning Mexican film director, screenwriter and film producer, best known for Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and A Little Princess. Cuarón was born in México City. He is the son of Alfredo Cuarón, a nuclear physicist who worked for the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency for many years. He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and filmmaking at CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos), a faculty of the same University. There, he met director Carlos Marcovich and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and they made what would be his first short film, Vengeance is mine. The controversy caused by the fact that the film was shot in English was the reason he was expelled from the Film School. He began working in television in Mexico, first as a technician and then as a director. Cuarón's television work led to assignments as an assistant director for several Latin American film productions including Gaby: A True Story and Romero, and in 1991, he landed his first big-screen directorial assignment. In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel. During his time studying in CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos) he met Mariana Elizondo, and with her he has his first son, Jonás Cuarón born 1981, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Alfonso Cuarón

Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Golden Globe Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture European Film Award for Best Non-european Film

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Movies with Alfonso Cuarón as Actor(2)

TV Shows/Series with Alfonso Cuarón as Actor(1)

Movies with Alfonso Cuarón as Crew(38)

Production/Producer2020 The Witches
Directing/Director2018 Roma
Writing/Writer2018 Roma
Production/Producer2018 Roma
Crew/Cinematography2018 Roma
Editing/Editor2018 Roma
Production/Producer2015 Desierto
Directing/Director2013 Gravity
Editing/Editor2013 Gravity
Production/Producer2013 Gravity
Writing/Writer2013 Gravity
Production/Producer2010 Biutiful
Production/Producer2008 Rudo & Cursi
Production/Executive Producer2007 Year of the Nail
Writing/Screenplay2007 The Shock Doctrine
Directing/Director2007 The Possibility of Hope
Production/Producer2006 Pan's Labyrinth
Directing/Director2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Writing/Writer2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Directing/Director2006 Children of Men
Editing/Editor2006 Children of Men
Writing/Screenplay2006 Children of Men
Production/Producer2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Production/Producer2004 Chronicles
Directing/Director2001 Y Tu Mamá También
Writing/Screenplay2001 Y Tu Mamá También
Production/Producer2001 Y Tu Mamá También
Editing/Editor2001 Y Tu Mamá También
Crew/Thanks2000 Amores Perros
Directing/Director1998 Great Expectations
Directing/Director1995 A Little Princess
Directing/Director1991 Only with Your Partner
Writing/Screenplay1991 Only with Your Partner
Directing/Script Supervisor1986 La gran fiesta
Directing/Director1983 Quartet for the End of Time
Writing/Writer1983 Quartet for the End of Time
Editing/Editor1983 Quartet for the End of Time

TV Shows/Series with Alfonso Cuarón as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2014 Believe
Writing/Writer2014 Believe
Production/Executive Producer2014 Believe
Directing/Director1993 Fallen Angels

Additional Information

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Full Name: Alfonso Cuarón
Citizenship: Mexico
Born: Tuesday, 11/28 1961 (November) in Mexico City (current age: 58 years + 50 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Educated at: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos
Spouses (current/former): Sheherazade Goldsmith
Children: Jonás Cuarón
Siblings: Carlos Cuarón
Other names for Alfonso Cuarón (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"알폰소 쿠아론"
Alfonso Cuarón frequently works together with these people:
Jonás Cuarón (12x, Crew)
Guillermo del Toro (10x, Crew)
Carlos Cuarón (10x, Crew)
Emmanuel Lubezki (9x, Crew)
Richard Beggs (6x, Crew)
Marcos Zurinaga (5x, Crew)
Alex Rodríguez (5x, Crew)
Tom Hanks (3x, Actor)
Gary Oldman (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3249, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/15/2020