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Alfonso Cuaron
  • Birth Name: Alfonso Cuarón Orozco
  • Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/28/1961, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter; cinematographer; editor
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Monday TV in Review: Believe, Bones Moves Back

It's hard not to want to believe in talents like Alfonso Cuaron (of the amazing Gravity) and J.J. Abrams (no TV explanation necessary). These two very busy visionaries lend their names, and Cuaron his directing chops (in the pilot episode, anyway), for NBC's otherwise painfully derivative Believe (Monday, 10/9c), which plays like one of those middling Stephen King melodramas about supernaturally gifted children on the run for their lives.

Cuaron elevates the stock clichés with visual motifs of a butterfly providing mystical guidance and a dizzying flock of pigeons (my idea of a living nightmare) subduing a Big Bad Female Assassin in a loft. It's a handsome looking pilot, even at its most predictably familiar. And as Bo, the spunky little girl whose psychic and paranormal gifts seem to have no end — or, maddeningly, definition — Johnny Sequoyah is agreeable company, never too cute even when the script calls for Bo to be cloyingly precious. Because believe it or not, Believe feels it necessary to squelch the chase-thriller elements with schmaltzy subplots reminiscent of Fox's short-lived Touch. Bo knows goodness, and in between close calls as she eludes her well-funded potential kidnappers, she somehow finds time to inspire a young doctor to get past his crisis of confidence.

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12 Years a Slave, Gravity Top Oscars

Gravity dominated Sunday's Academy Awards, taking home seven trophies, but lost the Best Picture prize to 12 Years a Slave.

Gravity dominated Sunday's Academy Awards, taking home seven trophies, but lost the Best Picture prize to 12 Years a Slave.

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As it has done all season, Steve McQueen's slavery drama won few awards during the night — this time just three — but prevailed with the top honor. 12 Years, whose producers include Brad Pitt, is the first film directed by a black filmmaker to win.

12 Years also won adapted...
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2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

12 Years a Slave or Gravity? Or something else? Oscars' tightest race for the top prize in years will come down to a photo finish Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT, ABC). In the meantime, let's make some predictions. Check out the nominees here, make your picks and compare them to ours below.

American Hustle, Gravity lead Oscar nominations

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12 Years a Slave
This one is coming down to the wire between 12 Years and Gravity, with an outside shot for ...
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Paris, Je T'aime Scene: Faubourg Saint
The Power Within
Pan's Labyrinth

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Creator
2013 Gravity Movie, Writer
2013 Gravity Movie, Director
2013 Gravity Movie, Producer

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BAFTA Awards: Cate Blanchett Dedicates Best Actress Win to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Cate Blanchett continued her awards season dominance at the BAFTA Film Awards in London Sunday night, and dedicated her Best Actress win to her friend and Talented Mr. Ripley co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Gravity, Breaking Bad Take Top Honors at DGA Awards

Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top prize for Gravity at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday. The win comes a week after Gravity tied 12 Years a Slave for best film at the Producers Guild Awards.

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Producers Guild Awards: Gravity, 12 Years a Slave Tie for Best Picture

The Producers Guild Awards made history Sunday night, with the Best Picture race ending in a tie for the first time in the event's 25-year history. The teams behind Gravity and 12 Years a Slave both picked up the night's top prize for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

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VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Wants You to Believe

J.J. Abrams has made the unimaginable imaginable many times before — the Cloverfield monster, Super 8's alien, Spock and Uhura — but now the prolific producer hopes fans will simply Believe.

His new NBC drama delves into the unlikely relationship that develops between... read more

American Hustle, Gravity Lead Oscar Nominations

American Hustle and Gravity topped Thursday's Academy Award nominations with 10 each, with the former landing nods in all four acting categories.

The films will ...
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