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Alfonso Cuaron Bio

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco born 28 November 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for his dramas Y Tu Mamá También (2001) and Roma (2018), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and the science fiction thrillers Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013). Cuarón is the first Latin American director to win the Academy Award for Best Director.

Alfonso Cuaron Quick Bio

Alfonso Cuaron Born
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

28 November 1961 (age 57)

Mexico City, Mexico
Alfonso Cuaron Residence London, England
Alfonso Cuaron Occupation Director, screenwriter, producer, editor
Alfonso Cuaron Years active 1981–present
Alfonso Cuaron Spouse(s)
Mariana Elizondo
(m. 1980; div. 1993)
Annalisa Bugliani
(m. 2001; div. 2008)
Alfonso Cuaron Children 3, including Jonás Cuarón
Alfonso Cuaron Relatives Carlos Cuarón (brother)

Alfonso Cuaron Biography

A majority of Cuarón’s work has been acclaimed by critics. He has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También and Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing for Children of Men. He was awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language as producer of Pan’s Labyrinth. For Gravity, Cuarón received several major accolades for his achievement in directing, winning the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Film Editing, the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the BAFTA Award for Best Directionand the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film.

Alfonso Cuaron Early life

Alfonso Cuaron Orozco was born in Mexico City on 28 November 1961, the son of Alfredo Cuarón, a nuclear physicist who worked for the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency for many years. He has two brothers, Carlos, also a filmmaker, and Alfredo, a conservation biologist. Cuarón studied philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and filmmaking at CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos), a school within the same university. There, he met the director Carlos Marcovich and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and they made what would be his first short film, Vengeance Is Mine.

Alfonso Cuaron Career

Cuarón began working on television in Mexico, first as a technician and then as a director. His television work led to assignments as an assistant director for several film productions including La Gran FiestaGaby: A True Story and Romero, and in 1991, he landed his first big-screen directorial assignment.

Alfonso Cuaron Sólo con Tu Pareja

Sólo con Tu Pareja is a sex comedy about a womanizing businessman (played by Daniel Giménez Cacho) who, after having sex with an attractive nurse, is fooled into believing he’s contracted AIDS. In addition to writing, producing and directing, Cuarón co-edited the film with Luis Patlán. It is somewhat unusual for directors to be credited co-editors, although the Coen Brothers and Robert Rodriguez have both directed and edited nearly all of their films. Cuarón continued this close involvement in editing on several of his later films.

The film, which also starred cabaret singer Astrid Hadad and model/actress Claudia Ramírez (with whom Cuarón was linked between 1989 and 1993), was a big hit in Mexico. After this success, director Sydney Pollack hired Cuarón to direct an episode of Fallen Angels, a series of neo-noir stories produced for the Showtime premium cable network in 1993; other directors who worked on the series included Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich and Tom Hanks.

Alfonso Cuaron International success

In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel. Cuarón’s next feature was also a literary adaptation, a modernized version of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro.

Cuarón’s next project found him returning to Mexico with a Spanish-speaking cast to film Y Tu Mamá También, starring Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Maribel Verdú. It was a provocative and controversial road comedy about two sexually obsessed teenagers who take an extended road trip with an attractive married woman who is much older than them. The film’s open portrayal of sexuality and frequent rude humor, as well as the politically and socially relevant asides, made the film an international hit and a major success with critics. Cuarón shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay with co-writer and brother Carlos Cuarón.

In 2004, Cuarón directed the third film in the successful Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Cuarón faced criticism from some Harry Potter fans for his approach to the film. At the time of the movie’s release, however, author J. K. Rowling, who had seen and loved Cuarón’s film Y Tu Mamá También, said that it was her personal favorite from the series so far. Critically, the film was also better received than the first two installments, with some critics remarking its new tone and for being the first Harry Potter film to truly capture the essence of the novels.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Parents, Siblings

The star director was born to his mother, Cristina Orozco, and his father, Alfredo Cuaron. During his active days, Alfredo worked with the United Nations’ IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Through his parents, Alfonso Cuaron has two brothers, Alfredo, named after his father, and Carlos.

While Alfredo towed the path of science like his father, working as a conservation biologist, Carlos went in the same direction with Alfonso Cuaron. Carlos is a director and screenwriter and has worked with Alfonso on a number of projects. These include writing the screenplay for Sólo con tu Pareja (1991), which was directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Carlos and Alfonso Cuaron also co-wrote Y tu mamá también (2001).

Alfonso Cuaron Wife, Children

Cuaron has been around the matrimonial block a few times. His first marriage was to Mariana Elizondo. He met Mariana while they were both studying at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC). They married in 1980 and have one child together, Juan Cuaron, born 1981. The marriage lasted for thirteen years, and they divorced in 1993.

In 2001, he tied the knot with Italian journalist and actress, Annalisa Bugliani. They had their first child, Tess Bu Cuarón in 2002, and their second, Olmo Teodoro Cuarón in 2005, before divorcing in 2008.

Since 2011, Alfonso Cuaron Cuaron has been in a relationship with Sheherazade Goldsmith, an author, and entrepreneur. Sheherazade, like Alfonso Cuaron, is a divorcee. She has three children with her ex-husband and British Member of Parliament, Zac Goldsmith. As of 2019, Alfonso Cuaron and Sheherazade are not married and have no children together.

Alfonso Cuaron Net Worth

Alfonso Cuaron can earn more from a single movie than his contemporaries. This is because on several projects, he wears more than one hat, as a producer, director, writer, and editor. As a result, he can earn for up to four responsibilities.

In terms of movie budgets, the multi-responsible director hasn’t really done a lot of movies with big budgets. At least not on the same vein as the industry’s top men. However, with the making of Gravity and then Roma, things can definitely only get better.

Owing to his personal success as a filmmaker and the plethora of nominations and awards that have come in for his movies, Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth at $40 million circa 2018.

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