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Alfonso Arau
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Filmmaker
    (January 11, 1932- )
    Born in Mexico City, Mexico
    Birth name is Alfonso Arau Inchaustegui
    Acted in 'The Wild Bunch (1969),' 'El Topo (1970),' 'Mojado Power (1981),' 'Used Cars (1980),' 'Romancing the Stone (1984),' 'Three Amigos! (1986)' and 'Committed (2000)'
    Directed 'Like Water for Chocolate (1992),' 'A Walk in the Clouds (1995),' and 'Picking Up the Pieces (2000)'
    Provided the voice of Papa Julio in 'Coco' (2017)
    He won a Silver Ariel (a Mexican Oscar) in 1972 - for a role he directed himself in.
    For all his accolades both in front of and behind the camera, he will only ever be remembered as El Guapo in 'Three Amigos!'
    Debra Messing claimed he belittled her for her appearance and body in her first film - 'A Walk in the Clouds' - which he denies.
    He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano.
    He has won six Silver Ariels.
    He did the voice of Kaa for the Latin Spanish dubbing of Disney's 'The Jungle Book.'
    His first English-language Hollywood role was as Captain Herrera in Sam Peckinpah's classic 'The Wild Bunch.'
    His film 'Inspector Calzonzin' was subjected to heavy censorship by the Mexican government.
    He directed a television version of 'Magnificent Ambersons' which drew heavily from Orson Welles' original script for the film.

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