Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenábar

  • Highest Rated: 85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 15% Regression (2016)
  • Birthday: Mar 31, 1972
  • Birthplace: Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Was raised in Spain (his mother's native country) after his parents fled Chile in 1973, two weeks before socialist Augusto Pinochet's violent overthrow of President Salvador Allende. Learned to play guitar and piano as a young boy; composes the scores for many of his films. Created three award-winning shorts—The Head, Himenopterus and Luna (Moon)—before directing his first feature, the 1996 Spanish-language thriller Tesis (Thesis). Tesis won seven Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars, including Best Film, Best New Director and Best Original Screenplay. His English-language directing debut, the 2001 thriller The Others, grossed nearly $100 million at the U.S. box office. His next film, 2004's Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside) won the Oscar for best foreign film. Made his Cannes Film Festival debut in 2009 with the historical drama Agora. 

Highest Rated Movies

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59% While at War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) Director Screenwriter Producer 2019
15% Regression Director 2016
53% Agora Director Screenwriter $0.7M 2010
No Score Yet For the Good of Others Producer 2010
84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) Director Screenwriter $1.9M 2004
42% Vanilla Sky Screenwriter 2001
83% The Others Director Screenwriter $96.1M 2001
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Screenwriter Director 1999
83% Thesis Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Luna Actor Director 1995
No Score Yet Himenóptero Director Actor 1992

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