José Luis Alcaine Escaño was born on December 26, 1938 in Tangier, Morocco. Alcaine is a cinematographer and was the first to use fluorescent light tubes as the main light in the 1970s.
His prolific film work has been rewarded with five Goya Awards for Best Cinematography in a total of seventeen nominations. He is known for his work on “Volver” (2006), “The Skin I Live In” (2011) and “Bad Education” (2004). He has been married to makeup artist Mariló Osuna since December 15, 2006. He was previously married to director, screenwriter Cecilia Bartolomé. In 2009, NotroFilms offered to direct his first TV series: “Doctor Mateo” which was screened for two seasons.
Alcaine was the cinematographer on two Euro-westerns: “Rustlers’ Rhapsody” (1984) and “Gunslinger’s Revenge” (1999).
Today we celebrate José Luis Alcaine’s 75th birthday.