Miguel Arteta

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Birth Name: Miguel Arteta
Born: 1964
Birth Place: Puerto Rico

The son of a Peruvian father and Spanish mother, Arteta was born in Puerto Rico and spent his teenage years in Costa Rica. He moved to the USA to attend college, where he began making films, including the short "Every Day Is a Beautiful Day", a satire of Hollywood musicals. Arteta then entered the world of filmmaking as a location assistant on Sidney Lumet's "Q & A" (1990) and as a second camera assistant to Jonathan Demme on the documentary "Cousin Bobby" (1991), before heading to Los Angeles to study at the American Film Institute (AFI). Feeling alienated as a Latino and disenchanted with the atmosphere at AFI, which Arteta perceived as full of insiders and/or people willing to sell their ... Continue Bio >>

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