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Also Known As: Alejandro G Inarritu Died:
Born: August 15, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mexico Profession: director, screenwriter, disc jockey, sailor

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Hailing from Mexico, director Alejandro González Iñárritu gained artistic respect and numerous awards across the world, thanks to creating often bleak, but powerfully emotional films. With his first feature film, the much lauded and decorated "Amores Perros" ("Love's A Bitch") (2001), González Iñárritu made an immediate impact on the film world as a director capable of creating a visceral reaction with audiences while challenging their notions of morality. Moving over to Hollywood, he directed the equally praised "21 Grams" (2003), a stark drama that dwelled on the myriad consequences of a tragic death that at once gave few easy answers while offering a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak situation. Having proved that he was a worthy talent, González Iñárritu delivered his most thought-provoking - and to some, perplexing - film with "Babel" (2006), a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and fear of the unknown. Along with longtime friends and filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro, González Iñárritu ushered in a new wave of Mexican filmmakers who were taking Hollywood by storm. In fact, it was González Iñárritu who became the first-ever Mexican director to earn an Academy Award nomination...

Hailing from Mexico, director Alejandro González Iñárritu gained artistic respect and numerous awards across the world, thanks to creating often bleak, but powerfully emotional films. With his first feature film, the much lauded and decorated "Amores Perros" ("Love's A Bitch") (2001), González Iñárritu made an immediate impact on the film world as a director capable of creating a visceral reaction with audiences while challenging their notions of morality. Moving over to Hollywood, he directed the equally praised "21 Grams" (2003), a stark drama that dwelled on the myriad consequences of a tragic death that at once gave few easy answers while offering a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak situation. Having proved that he was a worthy talent, González Iñárritu delivered his most thought-provoking - and to some, perplexing - film with "Babel" (2006), a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and fear of the unknown. Along with longtime friends and filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro, González Iñárritu ushered in a new wave of Mexican filmmakers who were taking Hollywood by storm. In fact, it was González Iñárritu who became the first-ever Mexican director to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. By the time he directed his fourth acclaimed film, "Biutiful" (2010), González Iñárritu had established himself as one of the most compelling directors to emerge from south of the border. He secured that status with his next film, "Birdman" (2014), a surreal comedy-drama that won Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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  Birdman (2014)
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  Biutiful (2010)
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  21 Grams (2003) Director
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  September 11 (2002) Director (Episode 7)
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  Amores Perros (2000) Director

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 Kurosawa's Way (2011)
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1984:
Started his career as a DJ at the top-rated Mexican radio station WFM
1988:
Began composing music for feature films, including "Garra de tigre" (1989)
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Headed the production of Televisa, a Mexican TV company
1991:
Formed the company Zeta Films to produce advertising, short films and television programs
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Made numerous music videos and commercials
1995:
Helmed first half-length feature, "Detrás del dinero," featuring Spanish actor/singer Miguel Bosé
1999:
Feature film debut as director, "Amores Perros," a gritty look at the underbelly of Mexican life; also co-wrote with Guillermo Arriaga; garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
2001:
Helmed "Powder Keg," the fifth short in the BMW 'The Hire' series; shown over the Internet at bmwfilms.com
2002:
Directed the Mexico segment of the independent feature "11'09"01 September 11," a collective movie about the influence of 9-11 on the world
2003:
Made U.S. feature debut, directing the death-minded drama "21 Grams," starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio del Toro; written by Guillermo Arriaga
2006:
Helmed the ensemble feature, "Babel," which consists of four stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan and starred Gael García Bernal, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt; earned Golden Globe and Directors Guild of America nominations for Best Director; also received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture
2007:
Formed an independent production co. with fellow Mexican filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron
2007:
Under the newly formed independent production co., signed a deal with Universal's Focus Features to finance and co-own five movies, which will have a combined budget of around $100 million
2010:
Produced Rodrigo García's independent film "Mother and Child"
2010:
Produced and directed the Spanish language film, "Biutiful," starring Javier Bardem as an underworld figure and devoted single dad
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