Alejandro González Iñárritu is an award-winning Mexican director and screenwriter known for films like ‘Amores Perros,’ ‘Babel,’ ‘Birdman’ and 'The Revenant.'
Born on August 15, 1963, in Mexico City, Mexico, Alejandro González Iñárritu was the youngest child of seven siblings and grew up in the area of Narvarte. Having a predilection for literature and music but not able to focus on his studies, Iñárritu was ousted from school in his teens. He eventually became a commercial sailor before later attending Iberoamericana University.
Able to explore his love for music professionally, he worked as a DJ for Mexico’s WFM station in the 1980s, where he also created on-air skits and characters between playlists. He opted to go into visual work as well, working as a television producer and directing promotional spots. In 1991 he founded his own production company, Zeta Films, through which he created high-profile commercials and shorts.