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Screenwriter, Teacher and Internationally Acclaimed Filmmaker
Screenwriter and Novelist Guillermo Arriaga first hit the international radar in 2000 with the release of the critically acclaimed Amores Perros, a gritty film whose non-linear storytelling and unique exploration of death helped spotlight the unknown world of Mexican independent film. He followed that up with the critically acclaimed 21 Grams, his Oscar-nominated screenplay Babel starring Brad Pitt, and The Burning Plain starring Charlize Theron. Arriaga also won Best Screenplay at Cannes for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada starring Tommy Lee Jones.
Before becoming a screenwriter, the Mexico City-native had already made a name for himself as a novelist and college screenwriting professor, but it was his his trilogy of film collaborations with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu earned him a world of new audiences. His literary roots, boldly complex structure, and fearlessness to delve into the things people fear most, helped raise the bar of what a Hollywood film with A-list actors could accomplish, as well as what producers believed an audience could handle.
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