Guillermo Arriaga Jordn is a Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer. Selfdefined as a hunter who works as a writer, he is best known for his BAFTAnominated script forGrams and his screenplay for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, which received the 2005 Cannes Best Screenplay Award.
Arriaga was bornMarch 1958 in Mexico City. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work. Before engaging in his writing career, Arriaga tried out a variety of jobs and professions, amongst which were that of boxer, basketball player and professional soccer player. He completed a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Psychology at the IberoAmerican University.