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José Padilha

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Television Producer | * 08/01/1967 (53) | Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
José Bastos Padilha Neto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ paˈdʒiʎɐ]; born August 1, 1967) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura, and directed the first two episodes in the series. ()
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José Padilha is an award-winning Brazilian director of the Brazilian films Bus 174,Tropa de Elite - which earned him a Golden Bear award at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival - and Tropa de Elite 2. The films form part of a trilogy, looking at the influence of media, police and, finally, polticians. His film Secrets of the Tribe premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.  This documentary explores the allegations, first brought to light in the book Darkness in El Dorado, that anthropologists studying the Yanomami Indians in the 1960s and 70s engaged in bizarre and inappropriate interactions with the tribe, including sexual and medical violations.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Documentaries

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Movies with José Padilha as Actor(1)

Movies with José Padilha as Crew(18)

Directing/Director2019 Dead or Alive
Directing/Director2018 7 Days in Entebbe
Directing/Director2014 Rio, I Love You
Directing/Director2014 RoboCop
Directing/Director2010 Secrets of the Tribe
Editing/Editor2010 Secrets of the Tribe
Directing/Director2010 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Writing/Screenplay2010 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Production/Producer2010 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Directing/Director2009 Garapa
Directing/Director2007 Elite Squad
Writing/Screenplay2007 Elite Squad
Production/Producer2007 Elite Squad
Directing/Director2002 Bus 174
Production/Producer2002 Bus 174
Writing/Screenplay2002 Bus 174
Writing/Writer2001 The Charcoal People

TV Shows/Series with José Padilha as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2018 The Mechanism
Production/Executive Producer2018 Narcos: Mexico
Directing/Director2015 Narcos
Production/Producer2015 Narcos

Citizenship: Brazil
Born: Tuesday, 08/01 1967 (August) in Rio de Janeiro (current age: 53 years + 85 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN), Portuguese (PT)
Educated at: University of Oxford
José Padilha frequently works together with these people:
Lula Carvalho (6x, Crew)
Wagner Moura (5x, Actor)
Pedro Bromfman (4x, Crew)
Daniel Rezende (4x, Crew)
Diego Luna (3x, Actor)
John Turturro (3x, Actor)
Doug Miro (3x, Crew)
Nadine Labaki (3x, Actress)
Rodrigo Pimentel (3x, Crew)
Felipe Lacerda (3x, Crew)
Marcos Prado (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:156772, Added: 07/05/2018, Last updated: 09/27/2020