Alejandro Amenabar

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Birth Name: Alejandro Amenabar
Born: 1972
Birth Place: Chile

Amenabar demonstrated his creativity early in life. As a child, he composed guitar music that was later played to accompany short stories he wrote. By age 10, he was studying piano, and was considering a career as a musician or an illustrator. On a lark, he enrolled in film studies at the University of Madrid and began making short films-ironically, he failed his courses. While still an undergraduate, he collaborated on a screenplay with Mateo Gil about a cinema student who discovers what appears to be a snuff film. The script caught the attention of veteran director Jose Luis Cuerda, who encouraged Amenabar to make the feature "Thesis" (a.k.a. "Tesis", 1996). The resulting movie earned wide... Continue Bio >>




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