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Also Known As: Guillermo Arriaga Jordan Died:
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Birth Place: Mexico Profession: Screenwriter, novelist, radio and television producer, documentary director, college professor

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Novelist and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga first hit the international radar in 2000 with the release of "Amores Perros," a gritty film whose non-linear storytelling and unique exploration of death helped spotlight the unknown world of Mexican independent film. The Mexico City native had already made a name for himself as a novelist and college professor, but his trilogy of film collaborations with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu earned him a world of new audiences. His literary roots, boldly complex structure, and fearlessness to delve into the things people fear most, helped raise the bar of what a Hollywood film with A-list actors could accomplish, as well as what producers believed an audience could handle.

Novelist and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga first hit the international radar in 2000 with the release of "Amores Perros," a gritty film whose non-linear storytelling and unique exploration of death helped spotlight the unknown world of Mexican independent film. The Mexico City native had already made a name for himself as a novelist and college professor, but his trilogy of film collaborations with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu earned him a world of new audiences. His literary roots, boldly complex structure, and fearlessness to delve into the things people fear most, helped raise the bar of what a Hollywood film with A-list actors could accomplish, as well as what producers believed an audience could handle.

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With director Alejandro González Iñárritu planned to make 11 shorts showing the contradictions of Mexico City but after three years and 36 drafts, they ended up expanding three stories into a feature length film titled "Amores Perros"
2000:
Wrote "Amores Perros," a gritty look at the underbelly of Mexican life, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
2003:
Again collaborated with Iñárritu for "21 Grams" starring Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn; received a BAFTA nomination for Best Screenplay
2005:
Penned the screenplay for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" a drama directed by Tommy Lee Jones
2006:
Scripted "Babel," the third collaboration with Iñárritu and final film in a trilogy with a theme of death; however, friction between writer and director led González Iñarritu banning Arriaga from attending the 2006 Cannes screening of "Babel"; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay
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Produced a film version of his novel "Buffalo of the Night"; premiered at Sundance in 2007
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