Date of Birth: 28 November 1961
Alfonso Cuarón biography:
Brother of Carlos Cuarón. He had never read any of the Harry Potter books when he was offered to direct the third film. Father of Tess Bu Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón and Olmo Teodoro Cuarón. He is friends with directors Guillermo del Toro, Mira Nair, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Terry George and Terry Gilliam. He turned down the chance to direct Addicted to Love (1997) to work instead on A Little Princess (1995). He was the mentor of actor/director Dean Paraskevopoulos. He was set to write/direct the film Hart's War (2002) but when production was about to begin he decided to do Y tu mamá también (2001) instead. He is friends with singer Ian Brown and offered to direct one of his future videos. Lives in New York with his wife, Annalisa Bugliani, his daughter, Tess Bu Cuarón and his son, Olmo Teodoro Cuarón. He was the original director of the film The Perez Family (1995), but pulled out before production started. He was attached to direct _Life of Pi (2007)_, but due to the production of Children of Men (2006), he had to step aside the director's chair. 'Jean- Pierre Jeunet' replaced him. He has never read the novel 'The Children of Men' by P.D. James in which is film Children of Men (2006) is based on. He became attached to direct the film Runaway Jury (2003) but after a few months he left the project. He's a fan of Tim Burton. In 2007, he was one of 10 Mexican Oscar-nominees. The others were Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo Arriaga, Guillermo del Toro, Adriana Barraza, Guillermo Navarro, Emmanuel Lubezki, Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta and Fernando Cámara. Was attached to direct Speed Racer (2008) with Johnny Depp in lead, but the job went to Wachowski brothers. Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.