Miguel Arteta

Director
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Born: 11/29/1963 in San JuanPR

Filmography

Director (23)

Getting On 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Every Day Is a Beautiful Day 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Carrie Diaries 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Enlightened 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

House of Lies 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Nurse Jackie 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The New Normal 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

How to Make it in America 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

The Big C 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Office 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Cracking Up 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Are you the Favorite Person of Anybody? 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Six Feet Under 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Good Girl 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Chuck and Buck 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

Illegal Immigrant #2 (Actor)

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

Globecom Technician (Actor)

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

We Are the Mods 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Motel 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

location coordinator assistant (Location Assistant)

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts
studied in the documentary program; attended for two years before transferring to Wesleyan

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1993

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1990

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut 1989

Milestones

2014

Directed "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Day."

2002

Reteamed with White on "The Good Girl," starring Jennifer Aniston

2000

Second feature, the digitally shot "Chuck & Buck", scripted by and starring Mike White; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

1997

Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Star Maps"

1996

Invited to participate in the Sundance Institute Writer's Lab; worked on a script "Ball and Chain" with Ron Nyswaner

1993

Directed AFI thesis film "Lucky Peach"

1991

Worked as a second camera assistant to Jonathan Demme on "Cousin Bobby"

1990

Was location coordinator assistant on Sidney Lumet's "Q & A"

1990

Short film, "Every Day is a Beautiful Day" premiered at Berlin Film Festival; also nominated for a student Academy Award

Raised in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

Bonus Trivia

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"My goal was to make a personal film about the insane world of Hollywood. I wanted to show how extreme this culture really is from the point of view of people's dreams, expectations and their sexual perversions. These are dysfunctional people living in a melodramatic world." --Miguel Arteta

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"As a Latino artist it is hard to live in Los Angeles without satirizing Hollywood and the racism inherent within." --Miguel Arteta

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"I was very lucky. My car mechanic introduced me to Jonathan Demme, and I showed him one of my student films." --Arteta in Time Out New York, July 24-31, 1997.

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"I've been a foreigner all my life, looking at cultures from the outside. I lived in San Juan 'til I was 13. Then we moved to Costa Rica when my father sold his auto-parts shop. Previously, he worked for Chrysler during the revolution in Cuba, and Che Guevara put him in jail for working for a U.S. company". --Arteta in in Time Out New York, July 24-31, 1997.

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"I feel like there hasn't been a Latino independent voice out there. Robert Rodriguez is really a Hollywood director." --Miguel Arteta in in Time Out New York, July 24-31, 1997.

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Was expelled from high school in Costa Rica.

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Attended Wesleyan University with writer/actor Mike White, with whom he'd collaborate on "Chuck & Buck" (2000), "The Good Girl" (2002), and "Enlightened" (HBO 2011-13).

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