Alfonso Cuarón biography

Alfonso Cuarón

Film director

1961 –


Who is Alfonso Cuarón?

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his films A Little Princess, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and Gravity. His fantasy adventure series Believe is currently being broadcast on NBC.

Most of his work has been praised by both audience and critics, and he has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men, and Best Picture for Gravity, winning Best Director and Best Film Editing for Gravity. For the same film, he also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Direction. He also won a BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language as one of the producers of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

Cuarón's brother Carlos, as well as his son Jonás, are writers and directors as well and both acted as co-writers in some of his works. He is also friends with fellow Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu, collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema."


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Nov 28, 1961
Mexico City
Also known as
  • Alfonso Cuaron
  • Alfonso Cuarón Orozco
  • Poncho Cuarón
  • Alfie
  • Alfonso Cuarónm
  • Mexican people
  • Mexico
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos
Lived in
  • Mexico City

on July 23, 2013