Guillermo Arriaga

Guillermo Arriaga / The man is Just a storytelling tour de force.
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Guillermo started as a teacher and writer. His novel El Salvaje won the Mazatlan Prize Literature Award. Then one day someone took a story that he wrote and asked him to write a screenplay, hence Amores Perros, which is based on a car accident he had. Then came Babel, 21 Grams, and the Cannes award winning, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He then directed The Burning Plain giving Jennifer Lawrence a meaty first role. Nikon got him to write and direct an original film that he shot using their D800 camera. He writes novels, he loves to go hunting and he directs beautiful film. This is starting to sound like a dating site where brands, agencies, and Guillermo meet up. You’ll look up to him for sure. No, really. You will. He’s really tall.

  • Features

    No One Left Behind
    Rio, I Love You
    Words with Gods
    The Burning Plain
    Babel (screenwriter)
    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (screenwriter)
    21 Grams (screenwriter)
    Amores Perros (screenwriter)

  • Awards / Festivals

    Cannes Film Festival Award Winner
    Academy Award Nominee
    BAFTA Award Nominee
    Golden Globe Nominee
    Independent Spirit Award Winner
    Venice Film Festival Award Winner