Alejandro Inarritu
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When the Mexican director won the best director Oscar for “The Revenant” in 2017, adding to the three Oscars — for best director, best picture and best original screenplay — he won for “Birdman” the year before, he joined a very exclusive club of just three; only John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz have also won back-to-back Academy Awards for directing.

Those huge successes capped off an amazing run since he directed and produced his acclaimed 2000 debut feature film, “Amores Perros,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film and received more than 60 prizes, becoming the most awarded film around the world in that year. Iñárritu’s 2003 follow-up film, “21 Grams,” which he conceived, directed and produced, won Oscar noms for its stars Benicio del Toro and Naomi Watts; his 2006 feature “Babel,” starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt, earned seven Oscar nominations including best film and best director; and his 2010 feature “Biutiful” won its star Javier Bardem a best actor Oscar nomination.

Inarritu, who began his career as a radio host and film composer, has always embraced technical innovations and pushed the limits of cinema. He is currently working on his TV drama series “The One Percent.”




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Nomination reaction: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"Biutiful" helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu cast a wary eye on his phone when it rang early this ayem."I receive this kind of weird noise in the telephone beside my bed and I knew that it was somebody sending me bad news," Inarritu said. "I opened my left eye and the other one was still closed."The helmer graciously credits his star for the pic's traction with critics."This film couldn't have been done without Javier Bardem's performance. He did monumental work --...


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