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Rodrigo Prieto A.S.C., A.M.C.
Director of Photography
For his work on Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, Rodrigo Prieto was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award. His cinematography on the film was cited as the year's best by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Chicago Film Critics Association.
Amores perros brought him to the attention of the world film community. His work on the feature, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, brought Mr. Prieto several honors, including the Silver Ariel Award (Mexico's equivalent of the Academy Award) and the Golden Frog Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
His subsequent films as cinematographer have included Michael Cristofer's Original Sin; Julie Taymor's Frida, for which he was an ASC Award nominee; Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile; Spike Lee's 25th Hour; and, again for Alejandro González Iñárritu, the award-winning 21 Grams (also a Focus Features release) and Babel. The latter film earned Mr. Prieto his second consecutive BAFTA Award nomination.
He traveled to Cuba with director Oliver Stone to shoot Comandante, the documentary on Fidel Castro. The two then went to the Middle East to film a documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Persona Non Grata. Their next project together was the epic Alexander, for which Mr. Prieto was honored with the Silver Frog Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
He studied at Mexico City's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. Prior to Amores perros, he shot 12 Mexican feature films in a decade, winning two previous Silver Ariel Awards for his work on Carlos Carrera's Un Embrujo and Daniel Gruener's Sobrenatural.