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Alejandro Iñárritu      

Academy Award Winning Director, Writer, ‘Birdman,’ ‘The Revenant’

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, film producer, and composer. He is best known for directing The Revenant and Birdman.

His six feature films – Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015) – have gained critical acclaim worldwide and have received multiple Academy Award nominations. He has received four Academy Awards. In 2015 he won the Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for Birdman. In 2016 he received the award for Best Director once again for The Revenant.

González Iñárritu is the second Mexican director to win both the Academy Award for Best Director and the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director, after Alfonso Cuarón in 2014. He is also the first Mexican director to win the Prix de la mise en scene or Best Director Award at Cannes (2006). At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, he will serve as the Jury President, making him the first Mexican person to hold the title.


Alejandro González Iñárritu first Mexican to serve as Cannes jury president
The Birdman director will oversee prize deliberations at the film festival in May, making him the first person from his country to do so
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Named Cannes Jury President – Variety
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, the first Mexican artist chosen for the honor.
Alejandro González Iñárritu to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury - The ...
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the Mexican director of the Oscar winners “Birdman” and “ The Revenant,” will lead this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the festival said in  ...
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Wins Oscar for Best Director with 'Birdman'
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the director Oscar for “Birdman,” his groundbreaking comedy-drama exploring inner voices and the desperation of acting.

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