Alejandro Inarritu
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Mexico

Zeta Films

Alejandro
Inarritu

President / Director / Producer / Writer

Iñárritu doesn’t just win Academy Awards. One of only three directors to score back-to-back Oscars in the best directing category (“Birdman” and “The Revenant”), he received a special achievement Oscar in 2018 for “Carne y Arena” (“Flesh and Sand”), a VR installation about migrants crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. But Oscar has long had its eye on Iñárritu, ever since his 2000 debut feature, “Amores Perros,” was nominated for best foreign language film and received more than 60 statues, becoming the most awarded film around the world that year. Follow-ups “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful” all caught the eye of Academy voters, too, but his foray into VR served as a giant step in a career that has always embraced cinematic innovations.

Career

  • THE REVENANT
  • BIRDMAN OR
  • AMORES PERROS

Education

  • La Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Directors to Watch

News from Variety

READ: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's LACMA Speech 'Undocumented Dreamers'

READ: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's LACMA Speech 'Undocumented Dreamers'

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was honored Saturday at LACMA's Art + Film Gala. In his speech, he talked about immigration reform and Republican candidate Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans. This is the transcript of Inarritu's speech:I cannot express how humbled, honored, and thankful I am to receive this recognition tonight from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, along with the master, the poet of light, Mr. James Turrell. We, as filmmakers, use light to reveal our stories. But for Mr....

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