Alfonso Cuarón

Y Tu Mama Tambien

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1961

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MX

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Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (US: ; Spanish: [alˈfonso kwaˈɾon]; born 28 November 1961) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for his dramas A Little Princess (1995) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001), 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 Latino and Mexican director to win the Academy Award for Best Director.Most of Cuarón’s work has been acclaimed by critics. He has been nominated for six 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 Direction and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film.

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