Alfonso Cuarón
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Film Director

Cuarón has now won the Oscar for best director for starkly different films — 2018’s “Roma,” a low-key, semi-autobiographical, black-and-white piece set in Mexico City circa 1970, and 2013’s “Gravity,” a big-budget, 3D action melodrama set in outer space. But that’s par for the course in a career that’s seen the auteur move seamlessly from romantic dramas (2001’s “Y Tu Mamá También”) to fantasy spectaculars (2004’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) to dystopian thrillers (“Children of Men”). On the small screen, he created NBC’s sci-fi series “Believe” (2014), a collaboration with J.J. Abrams. And Cuarón surely cleared room on his mantel — which also holds Oscars for cinematography (“Roma”) and editing (“Gravity”) — to accept LACMA’s Art + Film Gala honors this fall.


  • ROMA


  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
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Alfonso Cuarón Sets TV Overall Deal at Apple

Alfonso Cuarón Sets TV Overall Deal at Apple

Alfonso Cuarón has set a multi-year overall deal at Apple, Variety has learned.Under the deal, the multi-hyphenate will develop television projects exclusively for Apple's upcoming streaming service, Apple TV Plus. Cuarón's long-time producing partner, Gabriela Rodriguez, will run day to day operations at his London-based production company, Esperanto Filmoj. He will still maintain his deal with Anonymous Content and will partner with them on certain projects in addition to continuing to work with other collaborators.Any projects to come out of...


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