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Also Known As: Rodrigo Garca Barcha Died:
Born: August 24, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Colombia Profession: director of photography, director, screenwriter

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Under the best of circumstances, it would be difficult to enter a creative career if you were the son of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But for Rodrigo Garcia, it's seemingly been a non-issue as he's made his way in the world of film behind the camera as a respected director and screenwriter. Born in Bogota in Colombia, Garcia got his start in 1988 as the cinematographer for a Cuban television adaptation of his father's story "El verano de la senora Forbes." During the 1990s, he expanded his experience as a camera operator/cinematographer to include a number of English-language motion pictures including "Reality Bites," "The Birdcage," and "Gia." It was not until 2000 that Garcia made his directorial debut with the self-penned psychological drama "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her." The film won awards from the Cannes Film Festival and the Writers Guild of America. By this time, HBO pursued him to direct episodes of some of the network's biggest series--" Six Feet Under," "Carnivale," "The Sopranos," and the 2006 Emmy-nominated pilot of "Big Love." Amidst all this work, Garcia wrote and directed the 2005 ensemble film "Nine Lives," which received accolades at the...

Under the best of circumstances, it would be difficult to enter a creative career if you were the son of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But for Rodrigo Garcia, it's seemingly been a non-issue as he's made his way in the world of film behind the camera as a respected director and screenwriter. Born in Bogota in Colombia, Garcia got his start in 1988 as the cinematographer for a Cuban television adaptation of his father's story "El verano de la senora Forbes." During the 1990s, he expanded his experience as a camera operator/cinematographer to include a number of English-language motion pictures including "Reality Bites," "The Birdcage," and "Gia." It was not until 2000 that Garcia made his directorial debut with the self-penned psychological drama "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her." The film won awards from the Cannes Film Festival and the Writers Guild of America. By this time, HBO pursued him to direct episodes of some of the network's biggest series--" Six Feet Under," "Carnivale," "The Sopranos," and the 2006 Emmy-nominated pilot of "Big Love." Amidst all this work, Garcia wrote and directed the 2005 ensemble film "Nine Lives," which received accolades at the Independent Spirit Awards. HBO unsurprisingly asked him back to write, direct, and executive produce the 2008 season of "In Treatment." Returning to the big screen, Garcia directed the moving 2010 drama "Mother and Child," and the 2011 cross-dressing period piece "Albert Nobbs," starring Glenn Close.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Revolucion (2010)
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  Passengers (2008) Director
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  Nine Lives (2005) Director

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Started as a production assistant; eventually began directing commercials
1985:
Worked as a camera operator for "Tiempo de Morir/A Time to Die," written and produced by his father Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1988:
Credited as Director of Photography for the Spanish TV adaptation of his father's novel "El Verano de la Senora Forbes"
1991:
Director of Photography for Maria Novaro's "Danzón"
1993:
Worked with director Allison Anders on "Mi vida loca/My Crazy Life"
1995:
Once again worked with director Allison Anders on the segment 'The Missing Ingredient' in "Four Rooms"
1999:
Made screenwriting and directing debut with "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her"
1998:
Was Director of Photography for the HBO movie "Gia"
1999:
Began directing episodes of the HBO series "The Sopranos"
2001:
Wrote and directed "Ten Tiny Love Stories," a series of monologues in which ten women talk about the man that made the largest impression on them
2001:
Directed several episodes of the HBO drama series "Six Feet Under"
2003:
Again teamed with HBO to direct several episodes of "Carnivàle"
2005:
With Robert Spera and Jared Rappaport, produced, directed and wrote the Showtime movie "Fathers and Sons"
2005:
Helmed the feature "Nine Lives," about nine women who resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life; earned Independent Spirit Award Nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay
2006:
Directed the pilot episode of HBO's "Big Love," a look at contemporary polygamist Mormons in suburban Utah
2008:
Wrote, directed and produced several episodes of the HBO series "In Treatment"
2010:
Wrote and directed the independent film "Mother and Child," which told the overlapping stories of three women who were affected by adoption
2012:
Helmed the period drama "Albert Nobbs," co-written by and starring Glenn Close
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Education

AFI Conservatory: Los Angeles , California -
AFI Conservatory: - 1986
Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1986 - 1988

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father:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
mother:
Mercedes Barcha Pardo.
brother:
Gonzalo Garcia Barcha. Born in 1962.

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