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.
2006, Oscar — Best Achievement in Film Editing: Nominee
2006, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
2002, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Winner
2005, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Winner
2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Editing: Winner
2013, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
2014, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Winner
2014, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Film Editing: Winner
2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Editing: Nominee
2001, Venice Film Festival — Best Screenplay: Winner
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2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Winner
2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Winner
2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film: Winner
2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
Jonas Cuarón — Son
Annalisa Bugliani — Wife
Mariana Elizondo — Ex-significant Other
Tess Bu Cuarón — Daughter
Alfredo Cuarón — Father
Carlos Cuarón — Brother
Olmo Teodoro Cuarón — Son
Attended National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico