Alfonso Cuaron is a film director, screenwriter, and producer.
After graduating from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Alfonso got a job in television, working first as a technician, and then as a director. This led to Alfonso getting roles as an assistant director for various Latin American…more
He is the first Mexican-born director to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
Alfonso was a member of the jury at the `Cannes Film Festival` in 2008
Alfonso is friends with Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Alfonso was originally going to direct The Perez Family (1995).
Alfonso turned down the chance to direct Addicted to Love (1997).
The production and distribution company "Esperanto Films" was created by Alfonso, and has credits on the films Duck Season and Pan's Labyrinth.
Alfonso is a fan of Tim Burton.
Alfonso was the mentor of actor/director Dean Paras.
Prior to directing the third film in the series, Alfonso hadn't read any of the Harry Potter books.
Alfonso is 1.85 metres tall.
Alfonso has one brother, Carlos Cuarón.
Alfonso was originally going to direct Runaway Jury (2003).
Before deciding to make Y tu mama tambien (2001) instead, Alfonso was originally going to write and direct Hart's War (2002)
As of 2001, Alfonso is married to Annalisa Bugliani.
Alfonso is friends with Ian Brown.
Alfonso is friends with Guillermo del Toro.
Alfonso has three children.
Alfonso : If I would rescue one of my movies, it would be A Little Princess.
Alfonso: There are fewer established rules in the way you tell a story for commercials than in features, it's a great little short story you get to play with.
Alfonso: When people see some depth you never intended that's really cool, you just put on a face and say "Oh, yeah, that was deep". What are you going to say? I'm just a moron with luck?
Alfonso: I believe that human beings are born first and given passports later. I'm really thankful for my journey. And it's a journey I didn't design.
Alfonso : When you work with kids, people tell you to be very delicate, but that's the last thing you should do with kids. They feel patronized if you're like that. They just want you to be normal.
Alfonso: The only reason you make a movie is not to make or set out to do a good or bad movie, it's just to see what you learn for the next one.