Alfonso Cuarón

Birthday:

11/28/1961

Place of birth:

Mexico City, Mexico:

Biography:

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is an Academy Award-winning Mexican film director, screenwriter and film producer, best known for Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and A Little Princess. Cuarón was born in México City. He is the son of Alfredo Cuarón, a nuclear physicist who worked for the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency for many years. He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and filmmaking at CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos), a faculty of the same University. There, he met director Carlos Marcovich and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and they made what would be his first short film, Vengeance is mine. The controversy caused by the fact that the film was shot in English was the reason he was expelled from the Film School. He began working in television in Mexico, first as a technician and then as a director. Cuarón's television work led to assignments as an assistant director for several Latin American film productions including Gaby: A True Story and Romero, and in 1991, he landed his first big-screen directorial assignment. In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel. During his time studying in CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos) he met Mariana Elizondo, and with her he has his first son, Jonás Cuarón born 1981, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.



Credits

Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Producer
The Disciple (2020)
Executive Producer
Roma (2018)
Director
Roma (2018)
Writer
Roma (2018)
Producer
Roma (2018)
Editor
Roma (2018)
Director of Photography
Desierto (2015)
Producer
Gravity (2013)
Director
Gravity (2013)
Editor
Gravity (2013)
Producer
Gravity (2013)
Writer
Biutiful (2010)
Producer
Rudo & Cursi (2008)
Producer
The Shock Doctrine (2007)
Screenplay
The Possibility of Hope (2007)
Director
Year of the Nail (2007)
Executive Producer
Children of Men (2006)
Director
Children of Men (2006)
Editor
Children of Men (2006)
Screenplay
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Producer
Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)
Director
Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)
Writer
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Director
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Producer
Chronicles (2004)
Producer
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Director
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Screenplay
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Producer
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Editor
Amores Perros (2000)
Thanks
Great Expectations (1998)
Director
Sweet Release (1997)
Screenplay
A Little Princess (1995)
Director
Cronos (1993)
Thanks
Sólo con tu pareja (1992)
Director
Sólo con tu pareja (1992)
Screenplay
Sólo con tu pareja (1992)
Editor
La gran fiesta (1986)
Script Supervisor
Quartet for the End of Time (1983)
Director
Quartet for the End of Time (1983)
Writer
Quartet for the End of Time (1983)
Editor