Emmanuel Lubezki

Active - 1990 - 2017  |   Born - Nov 30, 1964 in Mexico City, Mexico  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Children's/Family

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  • His grandmother fled Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and lived in Shanghai before immigrating to Mexico.
  • Was originally a history major in college before deciding to pursue an education in film.
  • Became friends with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón while in college in Mexico City and has collaborated with him on six films since that time.
  • Filmed the 2010 World Cup commercial for Nike, directed by Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu.
  • In 2011, directed a commercial for Powerade.
  • With his win for The Revenant in 2015, became the first person to win three consecutive Academy Awards for Cinematography.
  • Is better known by his nickname Chivo, which means "goat" in Spanish.