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Biography #2 (for Y Tu Mama Tambien)

Alfonso Cuarón won the L.A. Film Critics New Generation Award for his second feature A Little Princess, which he made in Hollywood in 1995 and which received praise from critics and audiences around the world. Cuarón followed that feature with a contemporary adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft and Robert DeNiro. Cuarón won the 1993 Cable ACE award for best director for Murder Obliquely, an episode of the Showtime series Fallen Angels. Born in Mexico City, Cuarón studied cinema and philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He worked as assistant director on several films and directed TV shows before making his movie debut with Solo con tu Pareja (Love in the Time of Hysteria). This dark comedy about a man who believes he has been infected with the HIV virus garnered the largest box office in Mexico in 1992 and won the Ariel Award for Best Screenplay. A decade after making his first feature, Cuarón returned to Mexico to film Y Tu Mamá También. Cuarón is presently developing several projects through Producciones Anhelo, a company in which he is partnered with Jorge Vergara, the producer of Y Tu Mamá También. Cuarón currently lives in New York City.

Bio courtesy IFC Films for "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (01-Jan-2000)

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