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Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Director, producer, co-writer Alejandro González Iñárritu is the son of Hector and Luz-Maria, husband of Maria Eladia and father of Maria Eladia and Eliseo.

Iñárritu burst on to the international film scene in 2000 with his debut feature, AMORES PERROS, a Spanish-language film from Mexico that won acclaim and ignited box-offices worldwide, while signaling the arrival of a unique filmmaker. AMORES PERROS was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film as well as a Golden Globe, and was the most awarded film of 2001 around the world, including BAFTAs, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Edinburgh, San Sebastian and Toronto. Iñárritu 's follow-up film, 21 GRAMS, which he conceived, directed and produced, starred Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro and Naomi Watts. Both Del Toro and Watts received Oscar nominations for their roles in the film and Penn won the Jury Prize for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

Iñárritu also wrote, directed and produced two short films in 2001 and 2002, respectively. Powder Keg, a short film that was part of the BMW advertising project, included Wong Kar-Wai, Ang Lee, Guy Richie and John Frankenheimer, and won the Cyber Lion Grand Prix award at Cannes 2002 and three Clio Awards. His second short film DARKNESS was included in the multipart feature 11 09 01, which received a Cesar Award nomination, and included such filmmakers as Ken Loach, Samira Malhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch and Shohei Imamura.

Born in Mexico City in 1963, Iñárritu began his career in 1986 as the host of an eclectic music program at top-rated Mexican radio station, WFM. He used his extensive musical and storytelling knowledge to compose music for Mexican features. He also studied theater and is an auto-didact filmmaker.

Mr. Iñárritu lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Alejandro González Iñárritu Facts

BirthdayAugust 15, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

Selected Filmography

Birdman Blu-ray
Amores Perros
4K Ultra HD
21 Grams
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