Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico, 1958) is a writer, screenwriter, producer and film director, particularly known for film scripts such as Amores perros, 21 Grams, Babel and others. He was the winner of the 2020 Alfaguara Novel Prize for Salvar el fuego. Other award-winning projects include Babel, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Bafta Award for Best Original Screenplay, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, which received the Best Writer Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, he presented The Burning Plain, his debut as a director. He produced and co-wrote the story for Desde allá, the first Ibero-American film to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival. Recently, Arriaga was chosen by an international panel as one of the hundred greatest film writers in history.
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