• Alejandro Gonzáles Iñarritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director Ariel Laureate, born 15 August 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, began his career in 1986 as an announcer on the Mexican radio station WFM (96.9 FM). From 1988 he devoted himself to composing the music for some Mexican films, including Garra de tigre (1989), a male in the salon (1987) and a male in the women’s prison (1986).

She studied filmmaking in Maine under the guidance of renowned director Ludwik Margules, and Los Angeles under Judith Weston. In the 1990s he was in charge of the production of Televisa, a Mexican television company. At age 27, González Iñárritu had become one of its youngest directors.

In 1991, after Televisa, along with Martin Hernandez created and some other comrades his own company, Zeta Films, producing advertising and short films and television programs. He began writing and filming TV commercials. His first half-length feature film, Behind the Money, Televisa produced and featured a performance of Spanish Miguel Bosé.

The writer Guillermo Arriaga’s original script did a feature film Amores Perros (1999). The film was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. This harrowing look into the bowels of Mexico was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign film and won several awards at international festivals most notably the award for best film of the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Festival.

In 2002, González Iñárritu directed a film project to narrate the horror of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in New York, 11’9”01, which was attended by Ken Loach, Mira Fair, Amos Gitai and Sean Penn.

The success of Amores Perros Iñárritu took a EE. UU. to direct the English-language film for Universal Studios 21 Grams. Guillermo Arriaga created the story and script, the film featured actors of the likes of Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, who would be nominated for an Oscar for their performances.

At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival presented “Babel”, where he earned the award for best director (Best Director) also written by Arriaga, consisting of four stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, the border between Mexico and the United States and Japan. The film was released commercially in October 2006 and has the interpretation of Gael García Bernal, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt and Koji Yakusho. On 15 January 2007 he won the Golden Globe for best film drama. For the film received an Oscar nomination as best director, from among the total six nominations for the film, including best film category.

In all his movies has had on your computer with writer Guillermo Arriaga in creating the stories and scripts, Gustavo Santaolalla, Academy Award winner for 2005 in music, photography Rodrigo Prieto, and Brigitte Broch (German freeman in Mexico), Oscar winner also in 2002 for production design.

With Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron founded the production company Cha Cha Cha Films * [1] with whom they released their first film Rudo y Cursi.

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

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