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Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón is fast becoming one of the most celebrated directors of his generation, most recently enjoying critical acclaim for Y Tu Mama También for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay (written with his brother Carlos) and BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Cuarón studied cinema and philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He worked as an assistant director in several films and directed TV shows before making his movie debut with Solo Con Tu Pareja. This dark comedy starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Claudia Ramirez was the biggest box office hit in Mexico in 1992 and garnered him an Ariel Award as co-writer.

He then directed Murder Obliquely, an episode of the Fallen Angels series on Showtime. The story, starring Laura Dern and Alan Rickman, won him the 1993 Cable ACE Award for Best Director.

He made his American feature film debut with the critically acclaimed A Little Princess (which was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Art Direction and won the L.A. Film Critics New Generation Award). This was followed in 1998 by a contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Ethan Hawke.

Cuarón established his own film production companies in partnership with Jorge Vergara - Anhelo, focusing on Spanish speaking features, and Monsoon Entertainment for films in English.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Alfonso Cuarón Facts

Birth Name Alfonso Cuarón Orozco
BirthdayNovember 28, 1961 (62)
BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Alfonso Cuarón compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection
A Little Princess
Children of Men
Solo Con Tu Pareja
Y Tu Mama Tambien
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