The "Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award' winner Miguel Arteta is a Puerto Rican director of film and television. He is best known for his independent film Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl and Cedar Rapids. He is the director and producer known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. He is a happily married man but he has not published the name of his wife. Being a well-known director and producer he is not active in any social media.
Early Life and Education
Miguel Arteta was born in 1965 to a Peruvian father and a Spanish mother in San Juan, Puerto Rice, United States. Due to his father job as a Chrysler auto parts salesman he grew up all over Latin America.
Caption: Miguel Arteta at his early age. Source: Mubi
He attended high school in Costa Rica but he was expelled from the high school. So that he went to live with his sister and graduated from The Cambridge School from Weston in Massachusetts. After graduating he attended Harvard University's documentary program where he learned filmmaking
In 1989 after graduating, his student film Every Day is Beautiful won a Student Academy Award which led him as a second assistant camera to Jonathan Demme on the documentary Cousin Bobby.
In 1997 Miguel Arteta directed his first feature film Star Maps which was a critical hit and received five nominations of Independent Spirit Awards including Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature. The film was debuted at Sundance Film Festival.
Miguel Arteta interview for Beatriz at Dinner at Sundance London on directing, Trump and politics.
Then after, Arteta turned to directing the television shows helming the episodes of Freaks and Greeks, Homicide: Life in the Street and Six Feet Under. Also, he has directed episodes of American Horror Story, The Office, and Ugly Betty.
He directed black comedy-drama film Chuck and Buck in 2000 which earned Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film in 2001. Also, he has directed another black comedy-drama film The Good Girl in 2002. He was also the member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance film festival in 2006.
Arteta's American romantic comedy-drama Youth in Revolt was released in 2010 and Cedar Rapids was released in 2011. He also the produced and directed the series known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day film in 2014.
In 2017 he directed comedy-drama film Beatriz at Dinner and his upcoming American comedy film is Duck Butter.
Miguel Arteta is living a luxurious life. He made money by Director's niche. He has not revealed his estimated net worth but according to the sources in 2017 he earned $40million from his career. His movie Chuck and Buck won Independent Award for Best Feature Under $500K.
A well-known director has directed many films which made the huge collection at the box office some of the movies and their box office collection are listed below:
1.Chuck and Buck (2000)
Box Office Collection= $ 1.2 million
IMBD rating= 6.6
Starring= Paul Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Mike White, Chris Weitz.
Awards and Nomination= won Independent Spirit Award-nominated BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent, ALMA Awards.
2. The Good Girl (2002)
Budget= $8 million
Box Office Collection= $ 16.9 million
IMBD rating= 6.5
Starring= Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, Mike White
Awards and Nomination= nominated for Deauville Film Festival, Golden Trailer Awards.
3. Cedar Rapids (2011)
Box Office Collection=$ 6,861,102
IMBD rating= 6.3
Starring= John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Isiah Whitelock Jr.
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Budget= $ 28 million
Box Office Collection= $ 101.4 million
5. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Box Office Collection= $ 7 million
IMBD rating= 6.1
Starring= Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker
6. Youth in Revolt (2009)
Budget= $ 18 million
Box Office Collection= $ 19,651,093
Miguel Arteta is a happily married man but he has not published the name of his wife. But his wife made him feel that how wonderful it is to surround yourself with only loved one. Regarding his life, he decided to make a movie of the story which happened to him. So that he directed the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Talking about why he went for that type of movie he said:
“I’ve gotten married, finally. I started to realize I didn’t appreciate my family as much as should have when I was young. The story of Alexander is about a kid that takes his family for granted and then realizes how lucky he is to have them. I realized I really could put my heart in this film. It was something I needed.”
Arena has not revealed the identity of his wife to any media and there is also no any detail information about his personal life. Though he remains silent about his personal life also he is not seen active on social media like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. There is also no any rumors regarding his personal life.