Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu (American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo gonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; credited since 2014 as Alejandro G. Iñárritu; born August 15, 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter. He is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, for Babel (2007). Iñárritu's six feature films—Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and The Revenant (2015)—have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture for Birdman. The following year, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Revenant, making him the third director to win back to back Academy Awards, and the first since 1950. He is friends with fellow Mexican directors Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, collectively known as "The Three Amigos of Cinema."

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Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

21 Grams (2003)

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This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

Amores Perros (2000)

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A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Vanessa Bauche  •  Goya Toledo  •  Álvaro Guerrero

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Vanessa Bauche  •  Goya Toledo  •  Álvaro Guerrero

Babel (2006)

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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Rinko Kikuchi

11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shōhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shōhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

Powder Keg (2001)

The Driver is drafted by the UN to rescue a wounded war photographer named Harvey Jacobs from out of hostile territory. While they are leaving Jacobs tells the Driver about the horrors he saw as a photographer, but he regrets his inability to help war victims. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Lois Smith  •  Gustavo Sánchez Parra

The Driver is drafted by the UN to rescue a wounded war photographer named Harvey Jacobs from out of hostile territory. While they are leaving Jacobs tells the Driver about the horrors he saw as a photographer, but he regrets his inability to help war victims. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Lois Smith  •  Gustavo Sánchez Parra

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

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A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Emma Stone  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Edward Norton

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Emma Stone  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Edward Norton

Behind Biutiful: Director's Flip Notes (2011)

A behind-the-scenes documentary that combines recorded rehearsals and intimate moments with audio and video diary notes from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu during the making of Biutiful (2010).  (more)

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A behind-the-scenes documentary that combines recorded rehearsals and intimate moments with audio and video diary notes from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu during the making of Biutiful (2010).  (more)

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Detras del dinero (1995)

A series of events related to a 100 dollar bill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Magda Vizcaíno  •  Miguel Bosé  •  Claudette Maillé  •  Demián Alcázar

A series of events related to a 100 dollar bill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Magda Vizcaíno  •  Miguel Bosé  •  Claudette Maillé  •  Demián Alcázar

Kurosawa's Way (2011)

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover surprising influences on their own work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cadou
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Martin Scorsese

Eleven major film makers from Europe, America and Asia talk about Akira Kurosawa and discover surprising influences on their own work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Cadou
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Martin Scorsese

Cannes: All Access (2007)

From its simple beginnings in 1939 in a sleepy beach town in the south of France, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become the must-attend red carpet event of the year. Filmmaker Richard Schickel's fascinating documentary captures the glitz and glamour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Dino De Laurentiis  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Abel Ferrara

From its simple beginnings in 1939 in a sleepy beach town in the south of France, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become the must-attend red carpet event of the year. Filmmaker Richard Schickel's fascinating documentary captures the glitz and glamour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Dino De Laurentiis  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Abel Ferrara

Biutiful (2010)

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maricel Álvarez  •  Hanaa Bouchaib  •  Guillermo Estrella

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maricel Álvarez  •  Hanaa Bouchaib  •  Guillermo Estrella

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raúl Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Leonid Alexeenko  •  Tarane Alidousti  •  Dàvi Alvarado

The Revenant (2015)

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In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hardy  •  Will Poulter  •  Domhnall Gleeson

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Tom Hardy  •  Will Poulter  •  Domhnall Gleeson

Before the Flood (2016)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fisher Stevens
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Bill Clinton  •  John Kerry  •  Barack Obama

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fisher Stevens
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Bill Clinton  •  John Kerry  •  Barack Obama

A World Unseen: The Revenant (2016)

A new documentary directed by Eliot Rausch exploring the production of Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eliot Rausch
CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Forrest Goodluck  •  Duane Howard  •  Arthur RedCloud

A new documentary directed by Eliot Rausch exploring the production of Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eliot Rausch
CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Forrest Goodluck  •  Duane Howard  •  Arthur RedCloud

Naran Ja (2012)

After being invited by Benjamin Millepied to a rehearsal for the L.A Dance Project's premiere performance, Oscar-nominated director Alejandro G. Iñárritu was inspired to make a video-exercise that documents movement and dance in an experimental way, with a stream ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
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After being invited by Benjamin Millepied to a rehearsal for the L.A Dance Project's premiere performance, Oscar-nominated director Alejandro G. Iñárritu was inspired to make a video-exercise that documents movement and dance in an experimental way, with a stream ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
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El timbre (1996)

Film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Damián Alcázar  •  Juan Carlos Colombo  •  Claudette Maillé

Film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Damián Alcázar  •  Juan Carlos Colombo  •  Claudette Maillé

Sexo en el plató (2007)

How are the sex scenes filmed? What tricks are used to fake the desire? How do the interpreters prepare and feel? Spanish actors and directors talk about the most intimate side of acting, about the tricks and work methods when narrating exposed sex. In Spain the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nacho Valcárcel
CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Bigas Luna  •  Dani Martín  •  Eduard Fernández

How are the sex scenes filmed? What tricks are used to fake the desire? How do the interpreters prepare and feel? Spanish actors and directors talk about the most intimate side of acting, about the tricks and work methods when narrating exposed sex. In Spain the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nacho Valcárcel
CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Bigas Luna  •  Dani Martín  •  Eduard Fernández

Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings) (2015)

A making-of documentary for the 2014 film "Birdman".  (more)

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CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Michael Keaton  •  Edward Norton  •  Emma Stone

A making-of documentary for the 2014 film "Birdman".  (more)

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CAST:  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Michael Keaton  •  Edward Norton  •  Emma Stone
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