Alfonso Arau Biography (1932-)

Born January 11, 1932 (some sources say 1933), in Mexico City, Mexico; father, a doctor (some sources say dentist); married first wife (a ballerina; divorced); married Laura Esquivel (a writer), 1975 (divorced, c. 1995); children:(second marriage) one daughter. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Mexican
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
January 11, 1932
Mexico City, Mexico

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Miradas que matan, 1954
  • El casto Susano, 1954
  • Caras nuevas, 1956
  • Las locuras del rock 'n roll, 1957
  • Cien muchachas, 1957
  • Viaje a la luna, 1958
  • Musica en la noche, 1958
  • Los pistolocos, 1960
  • Alfredo the Cuban, ... und Deine Liebe auch, Icestorm International, 1962
  • En este pueblo no hay ladrones (also known as There Are No Thieves in This Village), 1965
  • Saltaperico, Pedro Paramo, 1967
  • Tres amigos, 1968
  • Herrera, The Wild Bunch, Warner Bros., 1969
  • El aviso inoportuno, 1969
  • El aguila descalza (also known as The Barefoot Eagle), 1969
  • Jovenes de la Zona Rosa (also known as La onda mas cotorra), 1970
  • Bandit 1, El topo (also known as The Gopher and The Mole), Douglas Films, 1970
  • Paco Martinez, Scandalous John, Buena Vista, 1971
  • El jardin de tia Isabel, 1971
  • Etio, Run, Cougar, Run, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Lucas Lucatero, El rincon de las virgenes (also known as Nest of Virgins), 1972
  • Calzonzin (title role), Calzonzin Inspector (also known as Inspector Calzonzin), 1973
  • Tiliches, Tivoli, 1974
  • Pepe, Posse, Paramount, 1975
  • Mojado Power, 1979
  • Manuel, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980
  • Anselmo, El dia que murio Pedro Infante (also known as Amores escandalosos), 1982
  • Juan, Romancing the Stone (also known as 2 bribones tras la esmeralda perdida), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • El Guapo, Three Amigos!, Orion, 1986
  • Raousset, Walker, Universal, 1987
  • Chino, El camino largo a Tijuana (also known as El camino largo), 1991
  • Grampy, Committed (also known as Non Stop Girl), Miramax, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Director, El aguila descalza (also known as The Barefoot Eagle), 1969
  • Director and producer, Calzonzin Inspector (also known as Inspector Calzonzin), 1973
  • Director, Caribe, estrella y aguila, 1976
  • Producer and director, Mojado Power, 1979
  • Director, Tacos de oro (also known as El chido guan), 1985
  • Producer and director, Como agua para chocolate (also known as Like Water for Chocolate), Miramax, 1992
  • Director, A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Director, Zapata, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • El show de Arau, Cuban television, 1959-1964
  • Movies
  • Chuy Santos, Stones for Ibarra, CBS, 1988
  • Indio, Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (also known as Dynamite and Gold), CBS, 1988
  • Dr. Amado, Picking up the Pieces, Cinemax, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Mando, "Hidalgo," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972
  • "The Customs of the Country," Bonanza, NBC, 1972
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • (And executive producer) Picking up the Pieces, Cinemax, 2000
  • Catch a Falling Star, CBS, 2000
  • John Grisham's A Painted House, CBS, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • The Magnificent Ambersons, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Caras nuevas, 1956
  • Calzonzin Inspector, 1973
  • Tivoli, 1974
  • Tacos de oro (also known as El chido guan), 1985
  • (Rewrite) Zapata, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, Gale Research, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 25, 1995, p. 22
    • Variety, January 14, 2002, p. 38

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