Alejandro González Iñárritu is a famous Mexican director. He became the first Mexican to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Director and is the director of popular films such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel.
He was born to a middle-class family that faced hardships that led to them into a time of poverty and difficulties. He moved to North America when it came time for his university studies and he went to Los Angeles, where he began learning alongside legendary director Ludwik Margules. His first break was in the form of a television series for Televisa, a Mexican company; he began directing the episodes of the series at the age of 27.
His fame began to rise with Detrás de Dinero, a half-length film produced by Televisa in 1995 that starred Spanish singer and actor Miguel Bosé. From there, he went on to direct numerous award-winning short and full-length films, both in English and in his native Spanish. His most acclaimed films include Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) and Biutiful (2010). An interesting fact is his working relationships with actor Gael García Bernal, who appears in several of his films, and fellow director and producer of Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro.