- NAME: Alfonso Cuarón
- OCCUPATION: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
- BIRTH DATE: November 28, 1961 (Age: 52)
- Did You Know?: Alfonso Cuarón co-wrote his international hit Y Tu Mamá También with younger brother Carlos.
- Did You Know?: Alfonso Cuarón co-wrote the sci-fi blockbuster Gravity with son Jonas.
- Did You Know?: For Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity, actress Sandra Bullock regularly worked in a nine-foot cube on a specially-rigged soundstage.
- EDUCATION: National Autonomous University of Mexico
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico City, Mexico
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Alfonso Cuarón is an Academy Award-winning film director, screenwriter and producer known for projects like Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Gravity.
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Cuarón's son Jonás followed in his father's footsteps and directed the 2008 film Año Uña, comprised entirely of still photos, with the elder Cuarón serving as executive producer. The director cited Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki—with whom Cuarón has regularly collaborated, no surprise seeing as though the two were in film school together—as a major contributor to their movies' overall vision. The two have become known particularly for riveting, continuous takes,
as seen in Children of Men and the 2013 fall blockbuster known as Gravity.
For the technically innovative, visually sumptuous film, which features two astronauts—played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney—stranded in space, Cuarón and Chivo worked out a deliberate, complex filming preparation and post-production process. With a record-breaking debut, Gravity held the No. 1 spot for consecutive weekends in the United States and garnered major international success. The film took home seven honors at the 2014 Academy Awards, including two for Cuarón, for best director and film editing.
Around this same time, Cuarón worked with J.J. Abrams in creating the 2014 NBC series Believe, about a youngster with special powers.
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