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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 Ramírez, 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 Director.

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 Oscar 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 Oscar 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 Design.

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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