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Gabriel Figueroa (I) (1907–1997)

Gabriel Figueroa was born on April 24, 1907 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Gabriel Figueroa Mateos. He is known for his work on The Pearl (1947), The Young and the Damned (1950) and María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944). He died on April 27, 1997 in Mexico City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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The Pearl Cinematographer
The Young and the Damned Cinematographer
The Three Musketeers Cinematographer


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 1983 Mundo mágico
 1983 México 2000
 1981 Histoires extraordinaires (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Border Cop (as Gabriel Figuroa)
 1979 México mágico (Short documentary)
 1979 Te quiero
 1978 Cananea
 1977 Balún Canán
 1976 Life Changes
 1976 Coronation
 1974 Presage
 1973 Once Upon a Scoundrel (director of cinematography)
 1973 Interval
 1972 María
 1971 El cielo y tu
 1971 The Professor
 1971 La generala
 1970 Kelly's Heroes (director of photography)
 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara (director of photography)
 1969 La puerta y la mujer del carnicero (segment "La puerta")
 1969 The Big Cube (director of photography)
 1968 Mariana
 1967 Su excelencia
 1967 Pedro Páramo
 1965 Amor amor amor (segment "Lola de mi vida")
 1965 Las dos Elenas (Short)
 1965 Un alma pura
 1965 Simon of the Desert (Short)
 1964 The Night of the Iguana (director of photography)
 1963 Agente XU 777
 1963 The Paper Man
 1963 La bandida
 1962 The Exterminating Angel (director of photography)
 1961 Rosa blanca
 1960 Macario
 1960 The Young One
 1959 Sonatas
 1959 Nazarin
 1959 Café Colón
 1958 30-30 Carbine
 1958 Una golfa
 1955 La mujer X
 1954 Camelia
 1953 Anxiety
 1953 El
 1952 Crisol de pensamiento mexicano (Documentary short)
 1952 El enamorado
 1952 El mar y tú
 1952 Siempre tuya
 1951 La bienamada
 1951 Pecado
 1950 The Torch
 1949 La malquerida
 1949 El embajador
 1949 Pueblerina
 1949 Opio
 1949 Midnight
 1948 Maclovia
 1948 María la O
 1948 Hidden River (as Gabriel Figueroa M.)
 1947 The Pearl
 1947 The Fugitive
 1947 The Pearl
 1946 Enamorada
 1946 Cantaclaro
 1945 Bugambilia
 1945 The Abandoned
 1944 The Intruder
 1944 La fuga
 1944 El as negro
 1943 Another Dawn
 1943 El circo
 1941 Creo en Dios
 1940 El monje loco
 1940 Los de abajo
 1938 La Adelita
 1938 Mi candidato
 1936 Desfile deportivo (Documentary short)
 1936 Let's Go with Pancho Villa (as G. Figueroa)
 1936 Petróleo (Documentary short)
 1936 Beautiful Sky
 1935 Cuernavaca (Documentary short)
 1935 Tribu
 1934 The Scandal
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G. Figueroa | Gabriel Figuroa | Gabriel Figueroa M.

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In the 1940's, formed a stock company with Emilio Fernandez, Dolores Del Rio, Pedro Armendariz and Maria Felix, making romantic or action films of an idealised rural Mexico. Figueroa was noted for his striking landscapes and threatening skies. He frequently visited painter's studios to study different notions of lighting and perspective. See more »

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