Biography

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.

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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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1961-11-28

Place of Birth Mexico City, Mexico

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 RomaDirector
2014 Believe(1 episode)Director
2013 GravityDirector
2007 The Possibility of HopeDirector
2006 Children of MenDirector
2006 Paris, je t'aimeDirector
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanDirector
2001 Y Tu Mamá TambiénDirector
1998 Great ExpectationsDirector
1995 A Little PrincessDirector
1993 Fallen Angels(1 episode)Director
1991 Love in the Time of HysteriaDirector
1989 Appointment with DeathDirector
1986 The Big PartyScript Supervisor
1983 Quartet for the End of TimeDirector

Production

2018 RomaProducer
2015 DesiertoProducer
2014 Believe(13 episodes)Executive Producer
2013 GravityProducer
2010 BiutifulProducer
2008 Rudo & CursiProducer
2007 Year of the NailExecutive Producer
2006 Pan's LabyrinthProducer
2004 The Assassination of Richard NixonProducer
2004 ChroniclesProducer
2001 Y Tu Mamá TambiénProducer

Writing

2018 RomaWriter
2014 Believe(1 episode)Writer
2013 GravityWriter
2007 The Shock DoctrineScreenplay
2006 Children of MenScreenplay
2001 Y Tu Mamá TambiénScreenplay
1991 Love in the Time of HysteriaScreenplay

Editing

2018 RomaEditor
2013 GravityEditor
2006 Children of MenEditor
2001 Y Tu Mamá TambiénEditor

Acting

2006 Wanderlust as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Alfonso Cuarón

Crew

2018 RomaCinematography
2000 Amores perrosThanks

Creator

2014 BelieveCreator

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