The Oscar nominated director revealed that the two stars almost starred in the sci-fi drama. Cuaron also gave the LMU School of Film and Television students a revealing account of how he and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki got kicked out of film school.
At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the directors of 'Frozen,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom,' 'The Act of Killing,'The Great Beauty,' and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' discuss the challenges of making their films.
Other guests who made the scene at Monday night's Spago party included Sumner Redstone, Jeffrey Katzenberg, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron, breakout stars Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, "Nebraska's" Bruce Dern, and "Before Midnight" adapted screenplay contenders Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy.
UPDATED: "We're the Millers" also shines as it crosses the $90 million mark; "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" disappoints, while fans turn out in force for Edgar Wright's "The World's End."
UPDATED: "Planes" and "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" see their fortunes diminished by the glut of family product; Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston comedy "We're the Millers" soars to $38 million five-day debut. READ MORE
UPDATED: The raunchy comedy-adventure headlines Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis began rolling out at 8 p.m.; "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" grosses $853,380 as it opens at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter star in Rawson Marshall Thurber's comedy about a fake family who are assembled and hired to import weed into the U.S. from Mexico. READ MORE
The screenwriters and New Line executives talk to THR about the movie's decade-plus development, while Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms speak about the next steps in their careers. READ MORE
UPDATED: Highlights of this year's convention include Snoop Dogg's "Turbo" concert, footage of WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate" and a first glimpse of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah." READ MORE