ALFONSO CUARON (Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor) is a three-time Oscar
nominee, who has written and directed a wide range of acclaimed films.
He made his feature film directorial debut in 1991 with "Solo Con Tu Pareja" ("Love in
the Time of Hysteria"), a dark comedy starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Claudia RamÃrez,
which was the biggest box office hit in Mexico in 1992 and garnered Cuaron an Ariel Award as
co-writer. Impressed by Cuaron's first film effort, Sydney Pollack hired him to direct "Murder,
Obliquely," an episode of the neo-noir "Fallen Angels" series on Showtime. The episode,
starring Laura Dern and Alan Rickman, earned Cuaron the 1993 Cable ACE Award for Best
Cuaron made his American feature film debut with the critically acclaimed 1995 motion
picture adaptation of the beloved children's book A Little Princess. The film was nominated for
Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Art Direction, and won the Los Angeles Film
Critics New Generation Award. That was followed in 1998 by "Great Expectations," a
contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow,
Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Ethan Hawke.
Cuaron then returned to Mexico to direct a Spanish-speaking cast in the funny,
provocative and controversial road comedy "Y Tu Mama Tambien," for which he received an
nomination for Best Original Screenplay (written with his brother Carlos Cuaron) and
BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay. In 2003, he directed
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third film in the most successful motion picture
franchise of all time, based on the best-selling books by author J.K. Rowling.
Cuaron's next project, "Children of Men," which he co-wrote with Timothy Sexton, was
one of the most talked about films of 2006, and was celebrated by critics and film fans for its
groundbreaking techniques, including several high-impact tracking shots. The film brought two
nominations to Cuaron, for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. It also received
a number of other awards and nominations, including a third Oscar
nod for Best
Cinematography, and two BAFTA Awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Production
After producing friend Guillermo del Toro's globally acclaimed 2006 film "Pan's
Labyrinth," Cuaron formed the independent production company Cha Cha Cha with fellow
Mexican-born filmmakers del Toro and director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. The company
produced Inarritu's Oscar- and BAFTA Award-nominated 2010 feature "Biutiful."
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