González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director who has risen to the top of the North American film industry, famously winning the 2015 Oscar award for Best Picture for his film Birdman (or, The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
González Iñárritu is an award-winning filmmaker, and the first Mexican director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director by the Directrs Guild of America for Best Director. He also was nominated for best director in Cannes in 2006.
González Iñárritu was born in Mexico City and worked his way across Europe and Africa in his late teens, locals which have now featured heavily in his feature films. He worked in radio in Mexico City and turned radio station WGM into the most popular station in the country, interviewing musicians and establishing connections in the entertainment industry.
González Iñárritu moved into filmmaking in the 1990s, starting Z Films, a studio that nurtured many Mexican directors. In 1999 he launched his first feature film, Amores perros, which won the Critics Week Grand Prize at Cannes in 2000. His second film was 21 Grams, which received nominations at the 2004 Academy Awards for actors Benicio del Toro and Naomi Watts.
His next film, Babel, also used the motif of interconnected stories that he used in past films, and starred Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. It received the Best Director Prize at Cannes in 2006, and seven nominations at the 2007 Academy Awards.
His first comedy, Birdman, starred Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and other A-list celebrities, about a down and out actor who once played a superhero, trying to revive his career in theatre. It won the 87th Academy Awards in the categories of Best Film, Cinematography, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.
The One Percent (TV Series) (2 episodes) (pre-production)
– Episode #1.2 (2015)
– Episode #1.1 (2015)
2015 The Revenant (filming)
2014 Birdman (as Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
2012 Naran Ja (Short)
2011 Behind Biutiful: Director’s Flip Notes (Documentary short)
2010 Write the Future (TV Short)
2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment “Anna”)
2003 21 Grams
2002 September 11 (segment “Mexico”)
2001 Powder Keg (Short)
2000 Amores Perros
1996 El timbre (Short)
1995 Detrás del dinero (TV Short)