Alfonso Arau began his career as a dancer and drama student and studied under Seki Sano and was a classmate with Less Strassberg in Russia all before becoming famous as an actor/director. From 1964 to 1968, Arau traveled around the world with his one-man show, Pantomine Happy Madness.

Arau later moved to acting on screen and made his first feature film Barefoot Eagle in 1969, which he directed and had the lead role in. He has acted and directed in many films in Mexico. Arau also has played the villan in several films including, Romancing the Stone and The Three Amigos. He has won 10 Arieles, which are the Mexican equivalent to the Oscar.

Actor Filmography

  1. El Casto Susano (1952)
  2. Miradas que matan (1954)
  3. Musica en la noche (1955)
  4. Cara nuevas (1956)
  5. Las Locuras del rock 'n roll (1957)
  6. Cien muchachas (1957)
  7. Viaje a la luna (1957)
  8. Los Pistolocos (1960)
  9. und Beine Liebe auch (1962)
  10. En este pueblo no hay ladrones (1965)
  11. Jovenes de la Zona Rosa (1968)
  12. El Aviso inoportuno (1968)
  13. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  14. El Aguila descalza (1969)
  15. El Topo (1970)
  16. Scandalous John (1971)
  17. El Jardin de tia Isabel (1971)
  18. Tivoli (1974)
  19. Posse (1975)
  20. Mojado Power (1979)
  21. Used Cars (1980)
  22. El Dia que murio Pedro Infante (1982)
  23. Romancing the Stone (1984)
  24. Three Amigos! (1984)
  25. Walker (1987)
  26. Stones for Ibarra (1988)
  27. Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (1988)
  28. Camino largo a Tijuana (1991)
  29. Committed (2000)
  30. Picking Up the Pieces (2000)


Director - Filmography
  1. El Aguila descalza (1969)
  2. Calzonzin Inspector (1973)
  3. Tacos de oro (1985)
  4. Como agua para chocolate (1992)
  5. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
  6. Catch a Falling Star (2000)
  7. Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
  8. The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
  9. Zapata (2002)


Information for bio taken from Hollywood.com and fimography taken from imdb.com

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