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