José Luis Garci

José Luis Garci

Highest Rated: 53% The Grandfather (1998)

Lowest Rated: 53% The Grandfather (1998)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1944

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Though he may have been eclipsed by his fellow countryman Pedro Almodóvar, José Luis Garci is one of the most influential filmmakers ever to come out of Spain. Four of his features have been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars, with "Volver a empezar" ("To Begin Again") winning the country's first in 1983. The multiple nominations put Garci in the company of legendary directors like Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman. Garci, who as a child was urged by his father to spend time in the cinema rather than on the streets, grew up enamored with American popular films. By 1991, he had seen more than 8,000 of them. ("Casablanca" and "Manhattan" are two of his all-time favorites.) "We used to say there were American films and foreign films," Garci told the "Los Angeles Times" in 1985. "American films weren't foreign films--the American stars were our stars, our friends. If Spencer Tracy comes to your door and knocks, you would say, 'Hi, come in and have a cup of coffee,' like a friend."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days Director,
Writer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes and Watson. Madrid Days Director - 2012
No Score Yet 42% Sunday Light Director - 2007
No Score Yet 39% Ninette Director,
Writer
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tío Vivo Director,
Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Danubio Producer - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Historia de un beso Director,
Writer
- 2002
No Score Yet 100% You`re The One Director,
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet 86% You're the One (A Story of the Past) Director,
Producer
- 2000
53% 86% The Grandfather Director,
Producer
$50K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wound of Light Director,
Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cradle Song Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Course Completed Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crack II Director,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet 84% To Begin Again Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982

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