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.

Awards

  • 2006, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2001, Venice Film Festival — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Winner
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2006, Oscar — Best Achievement in Film Editing: Nominee
  • 2014, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Editing: Winner
  • 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Film Editing: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Editing: Nominee
  • 2013, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
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  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Winner
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner

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

College

  • Attended National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico