About Alejandro Amenabar:
Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won 8 Goyas and one European Film Award. He has written or co-written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks.
An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it.Alejandro Amenabar
I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.Alejandro Amenabar
In Hollywood you always feel a bit like a hake. The publicists march people up and down in front of you and they interview you... You feel like the turbot and the sea-bream go by, and you're the hake.Alejandro Amenabar