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 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.
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