Alfonso Cuarón
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Mexico
2020

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Alfonso
Cuarón

A leading light of the New Mexican Cinema movement of the ’90s, Cuarón became the first Latin American filmmaker to win an Oscar for best director when he took home the statuette for 2013’s “Gravity,” a big-budget, 3D action melodrama set in outer space. Five years later, he won the award again for 2018’s “Roma,” a low-key, semi-autobiographical, black-and-white film set in Mexico City circa 1970 and a major awards contender for Netflix. Cuarón executive produced writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s recent Indian drama “The Disciple” as well as the Robert Zemeckis-directed Warner Bros. adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantasy novel “The Witches,” which abandoned its 2020 theatrical release to bow on HBO Max in October. His son Jonás Cuarón, who co-wrote “Gravity” with him, is also a director (2015’s “Desierto”).

Career

  • CHILDREN OF MEN
  • GRAVITY
  • ROMA

Education

  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
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