Date of Birth:
31 March 1972
Alejandro Amenábar created 4 movies in the Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror, Music, Adventure, History, Crime genres.
Alejandro Amenábar got succeed with average imdb rating 7.2.
His favorite directors are Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Stanley Kubrick.
Abre los ojos (1997) is his "remake" of Vertigo (1958), by Hitchcock. In fact, when the character of Sofia appears after hitting Cesar with a jar, it's the same shot of Kim Novak in Vertigo when she appears from the bathroom in the hotel - with green lights
He's a great collector of soundtracks.
He didn't finish his university studies due to one 4th grade subject, "Film writing". The last name of the professor who kept failing him is Castro, and that also the last name of the evil professor in his first long movie, Tesis (1996). Amen?bar claims he used the last name inadvertedly at first, it was the university people who noticed the coincidence and asked him to change it. In the end he decided not to, although in the scripts he did write a different name, G?lvez. Incidentally, he has done the script writing in all of his movies so far.
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