THR’s Jonathan Chait explores how Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) has built his reputation as a master storyteller in the past two decades.
He spoke with Chait about his process, his passion for theater, and why he believes there’s still so much to learn about filmmaking in the coming years.
Read more about Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzalez Iñás on THR:Iñármó: Why the Oscars were so important for the film industry in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s Iñóra: You have a reputation as an independent filmmaker who is not afraid to take risks, but the film I was most proud of in the late ’80, early ’90, early 2000s was The Wayfair.
You were making the first feature film in Mexico and Mexico was one of the first places to see the movies I made, so the Oscars came out of that.
And it was a tremendous moment for the Mexican cinema, a huge success, and it was the first time that a Mexican film was ever nominated for an Academy Award.
And then, of course, you had this other movie that was nominated for two Oscars, and then, finally, I was nominated twice more for Best Director for the same movie, and I was a part of that process, too.
But for the most part, I’ve always been a little bit of an independent guy, and, in fact, the first film I ever made was made entirely on my own.
You know, it was my own idea, and that was a huge moment for me in the Mexican film industry.
I mean, that was the movie that I made that I wanted to make.
And I think that’s what I’ve been able to do, which is a great thing.
The way I look at it is, the best thing about the Academy Awards is that there’s no formula.
You can be nominated for something, and they can choose anything, but you can also win an Academy Awards for something.
And that’s the thing I’m trying to emphasize with my work, is that if you don’t know what you’re doing, the only way you’re going to know what to do is to be an actor, and to have your hands in that thing.
And if you know how to make the most out of a situation, then it’s going to be a great time.
That’s the only thing that’s really different about the Oscars.
I’m really interested in what’s happening in Mexico, I’m very interested in the country’s future, and the way that people are approaching the arts, the way we’re approaching the cinema.
So, to me, that’s important to me.
I think the Oscars should be the one place that people can see the best in the world in front of them, and in front a very big audience, but at the same time, they should be a place where everyone can be proud to be part of something that’s happening.
You know, we’re in a golden age in Mexico.
Mexico is now one of Mexico’s top countries in terms of number of movies.
And Mexico is one of those countries where a lot of people are really focused on cinema and cinema-making, and there’s a lot more interest in Mexico than in any other place in the Americas.
So you’ve got a country that’s producing an incredible amount of movies, and a lot are international.
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met in Mexico have an interest in the arts.
They’re really passionate about the arts and they want to do something with them, but they’re not interested in Hollywood or in Hollywood in general.
They want to get involved in the cinema and the arts as much as possible.
But I think what’s been very, very exciting about Mexico is that I’ve really come to understand that people don’t just want to watch movies or they want people to make movies, they want a certain kind of quality of experience.
They don’t want to see movies because they’re just going to watch a movie.
And what we’ve found is that this new age of Mexican cinema is very much about the kind of people who are interested in cinema and who want to make films.
We’re seeing more and more Mexican filmmakers making movies that they’re passionate about, and people are discovering that they want that kind of experience, too, because there’s such a passion for making movies in Mexico that it’s so important to have that experience.
Iñás: So how does the Academy Award process work for you?
I know there’s the usual Oscar voting process where you can vote for up to three films.
How do you feel about that?
Iñés: Well, I think it’s