Alfonso Cuaron

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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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Alfonso Cuaron Fast Facts:
  • First feature as a director was 1991's Sólo Con Tu Pareja (Love in the Time of Hysteria), a black comedy dealing with AIDS.
  • Won a 1993 Cable ACE Award for Best Director for his first English-language work, an episode of the Showtime mystery series Fallen Angels that director Sydney Pollack asked him to helm.
  • His first English feature film, the 1995 World War I drama A Little Princess, won him the New Generation Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards.
  • Controversial 2001 drama Y Tu Mamá También (And Your Mother Too) won Best Foreign Film at the New York Film Critics Awards and was nominated for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTAs; he was nominated for Best Director at the Toronto Film Critics Awards and National Society of Film Critics Awards.
  • His 2004 fantasy Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban reportedly cost $130 million, but grossed more than three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide.
  • Founded the production and distribution company Esperanto Films.
  • Alfonso Cuaron Relationships:
  • Alfredo Cuarón - Father
  • Annalisa Bugliani - Wife
  • Mariana Elizondo - Ex-significant Other
  • Tess Bu Cuarón - Daughter
  • Carlos Cuarón - Brother
  • Olmo Teodoro Cuarón - Son
  • Jonas Cuarón - Son
  • Alfonso Cuaron Awards:
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2006 Oscar: Best Achievement in Film Editing - Nominee
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Director - Winner
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2006 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film not in the English Language - Nominee
  • 2006 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film not in the English Language - Winner
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Outstanding British Film - Winner
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Achievement in Film Editing - Winner
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Editing - Nominee
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

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