Alfonso Cuarón


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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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Director's Trademarks: The Films of Alfonso Cuarón

IMDb dives into the distinct trademarks of Alfonso Cuarón's directorial style to illustrate what Children of Men, Gravity, Y Tu Mamá También, and his latest, Roma, have in common.

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 221 wins & 186 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gravity Writer
(2013)
(2006)
(2001)
Roma Writer
(2018)

Filmography

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  A Boy and His Shoe (screenplay) (announced)
  Ascension (TV Movie) (announced)
 2018 Roma (written by)
  Believe (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2014) (creator - 6 episodes, 2014) (written by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Perception (2014) ... (creator)
- Second Chance (2014) ... (creator)
- Revelation (2014) ... (creator)
- Collapse (2014) ... (creator)
- Prodigy (2014) ... (creator)
 2014 Muddy Girl (Short) (writer - as Alfonso Cuaron)
 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)
- No retornable (1990) ... (screenplay)
- De Ogros (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Ángel Pérez (1990) ... (writer)
- Zangamanga (1990) ... (writer)
- No estoy jugando (1989) ... (screenplay)
 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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Other Works:

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

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2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alfonso Cuaron | Poncho Cuarón | Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on 'Gravity'] The camera is a third astronaut, and that astronaut is the audience. The audience is floating in space, following these characters who are bonded by the loss of physics in zero gravity, floating and rolling and spinning. The idea is to immerse the audience so that your emotional experience is projected onto the screen in a primal way. See more »

Trivia:

He was the original director of the film The Perez Family (1995), but pulled out before production started. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Emmanuel Lubezki as his director of photography See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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