Brutal honesty marks Inarritu's bond with Cuaron, Del Toro

February 21, 2015 7:13 PM

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LOS ANGELES_Director Alejandro G. Inarritu needed trusted voices to check out his first foray into dark comedy. The Mexican filmmaker was well-known for his serious dramas such as "21 Grams" and "Biutiful." The satirical "Birdman," however, was new territory.

So he did what he's done dozens of times over his 20-year career. He called his old friends, fellow Mexican directors Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") and Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth").

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