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Fede Alvarez

Fede AlvarezBiography, Uruguayan film director

Uruguayan film director
Fede Alvarez
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Intro Uruguayan film director
A.K.A. Federico Alvarez, Federico Álvarez, Fede Alvarez
Is Film director Screenwriter Painter Film editor
From Uruguay
Type Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 9 February 1978, Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Age: 42 years
The details


Federico "Fede" Alvarez (born February 9, 1978) is a Uruguayan filmmaker. He is best known for directing Evil Dead (2013) and Don't Breathe (2016), as well as his short film Ataque de Pánico! (2009).


In 2009, Alvarez released his short film Ataque de Pánico! on YouTube. A few weeks later, Alvarez made a deal with Ghost House Pictures to direct a $30–$40 million sci-fi film. His first project with Ghost House ended up being the direction and co-writing of the Evil Dead remake. After the release of Evil Dead, Alvarez stated that he had "had the temptation to do big franchises", but instead directed the relatively low budget horror film Don't Breathe (2016), which received positive reviews. Alvarez later revealed that during this period he was approached by Marvel Studios to direct an unspecified movie but he declined feeling he would have little creative control over it. Alvarez will direct a live action version of the video game Dante's Inferno for Universal Pictures. On May 3, 2016 his name was attached to direct an adaptation of Monsterpocalypse for Warner Bros. In October 2016, Alvarez was brought on to direct an adaptation of Incognito for Sony Pictures, based on a script by Daniel Casey.

It has been confirmed that Álvarez will helm the reboot of the English-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, with the film being based on The Girl in the Spider's Web. The film will feature an entirely new cast compared to the 2011 film, and is scheduled for release on October 5, 2018.


Short films

  • Los Pocillos (2001)
  • El Último Alevare (2003)
  • El Cojonudo (2005)
  • Ataque de Pánico! (2009)

Feature films

  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • Don't Breathe (2016)
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)


  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014)
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