Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenábar

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name = Alejandro Amenábar

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birthdate = birth date and age|1972|3|31
location = Santiago, Chile
birthname = Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos
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occupation = film director, screenwriter & composer
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yearsactive = 1992 - present
academyawards = Best Foreign Film
2004 "Mar adentro"
goyaawards = Best Director
2001 "The Others"
Best Original Screenplay
1996 "Tesis"
2001 "The Others"
Best Original Score
2004 "Mar adentro"
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goldenglobeawards = Best Foreign Film
2004 "Mar adentro"
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Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972 in Santiago, Chile) is a Spanish film director. Amenábar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1972, to a Spanish mother and Chilean father, but the family moved to Spain just one year after his birth. He studied cinema at Madrid's Universidad Complutense but eventually dropped out.

In addition to writing and directing his own films, Amenábar has maintained a notable career as a composer of film scores, including the Goya-nominated score for José Luis Cuerda's "La lengua de las mariposas".

Amenábar was awarded the Grand Prix of the Jury at the International Venice Film Festival in 2004 for "Mar adentro" ("The Sea Inside"), and in February 2005 the same film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In February 2004, Amenábar came out to the Spanish gay magazine "Shangay Express". [cite web|url=|title=Alejandro Amenábar: "No me importa reconocer que soy gay"|publisher=Radio Coopertiva|language=es|date=2004-08-31|accessdate=2007-02-13]


* "Himenóptero" (1992)
* "Luna" (1995)
* "Thesis (Tesis)" (also known as "Snuff") (1996)
* "Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos)" (1997)
* "The Others" (2001)
* "The Sea Inside (Mar adentro)" (2004)
* "Un viaje mar adentro" (television feature) (2005)

Future projects

Amenábar is currently shooting an epic film called Ágora which he wrote with Mateo Gil. [ [ Alejandro Amenábar inicia rodaje de uno de sus proyectos más ambiciosos | ] ] The film is set in Roman Egypt and is based on the life of a slave who falls in love with his master, philosophy professor Hypatia of Alexandria. Amenábar was actually approached to direct the live action Dragonball film but turned it down. [ [ DragonBall Live Action Movie ] ]


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ A monographic article in Spanish about Amenabar's films]
* [ Discography at SonyBMG Masterworks]

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