Small Beginning: Alejandro Inarritu

Today’s episode of Small Beginnings takes a look at a director, producer, screenwriter and former composer from Mexico and the third ever winner of an Academy Award in two years in a row!

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was born in Mexico City in 1963 as the youngest of seven children. At the early ages of 16 and 18 he crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice, working his way across Europe and Africa, which influenced him greatly as a filmmaker and featured as locations in his films later. Back in Mexico he graduated in communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

During his early career he worked for a Mexican radio station and composed and pieced together music – he later stated that music has had an even greater influence on his own art than film. He founded “Z Films”, a production company and started writing, producing and directing short films and advertisements. His first feature film Amores Perros became a success and opened the door for further collaborations and opportunities. He went on to direct 21 Grams and Babel, continuing his theme of Death and interconnected story lines.

He became the first Mexican director nominated and winning an Academy Award. None of his 7 feature films have received less than a 64% rating by Rotten Tomatoes. Beside his successful feature film work, Inarritu also directed several successful short films and advertisements for Nike and the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies.

We wish Mr Inarritu and his family all the best and hope for more international talent to be promoted in the future!

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