Alejandro Amenábar Overview

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Born: March 31, 1972

Born in Santiago, Chile, Amenábar's family moved to Spain shortly after his birth because his Spanish mother feared Chile would soon endure a civil war. Raised in Spain, he was educated in Madrid where he entered the Sciences Information Faculty at Madrid's Complutense University. Not exactly a gifted student, Amenábar failed several times in his studies, and decided to give up studying cinema. Instead of an education, he turned to making films, and in 1996 at the early age of 23, he... See All

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