Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón

Highest Rated: 97% A Little Princess (1995)

Lowest Rated: 37% Great Expectations (1998)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1961

Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Award-winning director Alfonso Cuaron authored an impressive career that saw him become one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, he began making short-films while in college. After graduation, he began working in a variety of roles within the Mexican film and television industry. He was allowed behind the camera to direct, as well as write, multiple episodes of the horror anthology television show "Hora Marcada" (Las Estrellas, 1988-90). He graduated to directing features when he helmed the sex comedy "Solo con Tu Pareja" (1991). He entered the U.S. market when he directed an episode of the anthology series "Fallen Angels" (Showtime, 1993-95). He followed with his first English-language feature, "A Little Princess" (1995), an adaptation of the popular children's book. His next project was also based on a famous piece of literature when he brought a modernization of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" (1998) to the screen. He returned to Mexico and set himself apart from many of his contemporaries when he wrote and directed "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (2001). The story of a pair of teenage boys on a road trip with an older, married woman found an audience across languages and earned international notice. It also earned Cuaron his first Academy Award nomination for writing. He jumped into big budget fare when he was tabbed to direct the third film in the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004). He joined a host of directors, including Alexander Payne and Gus Van Sant, in directing a segment of the film "Paris, je t'aime" (2006). His adaptation of the P.D. James dystopian novel "Children of Men" (2006) earned him a fresh round of acclaim. His next feature, though, helped him make history. Working from a script that he co-authored with his son, Jonas Cuaron, he directed Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the space drama "Gravity" (2013). The film went on to win seven Oscars, including a win for its director. That made Cuaron the first Latin American filmmaker to achieve that honor. Turning to television, he created the short-lived fantasy drama "Believe" (NBC, 2014), which proved to be a rare misfire. He rebounded in grand fashion, however, in his return to feature directing. Based in part on his own experience as a youngster, "Roma" (2018), which he produced, wrote, directed, and edited, was hailed across the world. The film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, including Cuaron's second nods for both writing and directing.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 34% Roald Dahl's The Witches Producer - 2020
No Score Yet 100% Road to Roma Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2020
95% 72% Roma Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2018
56% 47% This Changes Everything Executive Producer $12.7K 2015
63% 47% Desierto - Border Sniper Producer $2M 2015
95% 80% Gravity Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
$274.1M 2013
73% 66% The Beautiful Game Producer $1.8M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shock Doctrine Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2007
95% 91% Pan's Labyrinth Producer $37.6M 2006
92% 85% Children of Men Director,
Writer
$35.3M 2006
86% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
Writer
$4.9M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Sun Executive Producer - 2005
67% 69% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Producer $697.8K 2004
71% 77% Cronicas Producer $299.3K 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Director $249.4M 2004
92% 88% And Your Mother Too Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editor
$13.6M 2001
37% 78% Great Expectations Director $26.3M 1998
97% 88% A Little Princess Director $9M 1995
67% 70% Love in the Time of Hysteria Director $9.1K 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollywood Masters Guest 2017
39% 80% Believe Executive Producer,
Director
2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Latino TV Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013

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