Alfonso Cuarón was born on November 28, 1961, in Mexico City, Mexico, and is known for his work as a director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. Cuarón directed his first short film, Vengeance is Mine, in 1983 and has since done work on numerous films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Cuarón has been nominated for several awards and has won 2 BAFTA awards, an Independent Spirit award, Art and Directors Guild award, two Austen Film Critic awards, and many more. He has also been nominated for two Academy awards.
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Before getting involved with the Harry Potter film franchise, Cuarón he had never read any of the books and was skeptical about working on a film that would be so huge and involved with special effects.
…I had a telephone conversation with my good friend director Guillermo del Toro, and I told him they had sent me these books, but I didn’t know… And he said, ‘Are you crazy; have you read them?’ I told him I hadn’t, and he said, ‘Don’t be stupid; read them immediately.’
Cuarón read the books and then became the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which may be the most controversial film of the eight among Potter fans.
- He turned down the chance to direct Addicted to Love to work instead on A Little Princess.
- He was the mentor of actor/director Dean Paraskevopoulos.
- He was set to write/direct the film Hart’s War but when production was about to begin he decided to do Y Tu Mamá También instead.
- He is friends with singer Ian Brown and offered to direct one of his future videos.
- After divorcing from his ex-wife, Annalisa Bugliani, he moved from New York where they lived with their children and now lives in London.
- He was the original director of the film The Perez Family, but pulled out before production started.
- He was attached to direct Life of Pi (2007), but due to the production of Children of Men he had to step aside the director’s chair. Jean-Pierre Jeunet replaced him.
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