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Alfonso Arau

Highest Rated:   96% The Wild Bunch (1969)
Lowest Rated:   40% Walker (1987)
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Mexican actor and director Alfonso Arau's first American film role was as bloodthirsty bandit Herrera in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), a role he would later parody (albeit with a straight face) in the 1986 comedy Three Amigos! U.S. filmgoers were by and large unaware that Arau had long been a popular vaudeville, theater, and TV performer, and had built his Mexican film reputation as an independent producer/director, beginning with 1969's The Barefoot Eagle. Arau reached the plateau of art-house idolatry when he decided to adapt a novel about the mystical aspects of gourmet cooking, written by his wife Laura Esquivel. The subsequent film, Like Water for Chocolate (1993), ended up as one of the most profitable foreign movies ever exhibited in America and won a number of international awards as well as multiple Silver Ariels, Mexico's equivalent of the Oscar. Arau followed Like Water for Chocolate with A Walk in the Clouds two years later. Arau's first American film as a director, it starred Keanu Reeves as a WWII veteran who poses as the husband of a pregnant young woman in order to help her preserve her standing within her family. Despite great anticipation surrounding its release, the film proved to be a critical and commercial disappointment.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet I Heart Shakey
  • Raoul
2012
No Score Yet L'imbroglio Nel Lenzuolo
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Ni Muy, Muy... ni Tan, Tan... simplemente Tin Tan
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Zapata - El sueño del héroe
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet A Painted House
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Director
2002
45% Committed
  • Grampy
2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces
  • Doctor Amado
  • Director
2000
42% A Walk in the Clouds
  • Director
1995
90% Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)
  • Producer
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Stones for Ibarra
  • Chuy Santos
1988
No Score Yet Camino largo a Tijuana
  • Chino
1988
No Score Yet Dynamite and Gold
  • Indio
1988
40% Walker
  • Raousset
1987
44% Three Amigos!
  • Guapo
1986
No Score Yet Tacos De Oro
  • Director
1986
87% Romancing the Stone
  • Juan
1984
75% Used Cars
  • Manuel
1980
No Score Yet Mojado Power
  • Actor
1979
80% Posse
  • Peppe
1975
No Score Yet Tivoli
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Nest of Virgins (el rincón de las vírgenes)
  • Lucas Lucatero
1974
No Score Yet Calzonzin Inspector
  • Director
  • Calzonzin
1973
No Score Yet El Jardin De La Tia Isabel
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Scandalous John
  • Paco
1971
77% El Topo
  • Bandit No.1
1970
96% The Wild Bunch
  • Herrera
1969
No Score Yet Operacion Carambola
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Viaje A La Luna
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet El Casto Susano
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Jovenes En La Zona Rosa
  • Actor

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