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Sam Mendes

Theatre Director / Film Director / Television Director / Television Producer / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 08/01/1965 (55) | Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
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Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is an English film and stage director, producer and screenwriter. In theatre, he is known for his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1993), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995), and Gypsy (2003). He directed an original West End stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013). For directing the play The Ferryman, Mendes was awarded the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2019. In film, he made his directorial debut with the drama American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director. He has since directed the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), and the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and ()
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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards for his London stage productions The Glass Menagerie and Company in 1996, and Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya in 2003. He also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Cabaret in 1998. His debut film American Beauty (1999) earned him an Academy Award for Best Director.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Mendes

Laurence Olivier Award Commander of The Order of The British Empire Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Director Knight Bachelor National Board of Review Award for Best Film Academy Award for Best Director Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical European Film Award for Best Non-european Film European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

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Movies with Sam Mendes as Actor(5)

TV Shows/Series with Sam Mendes as Actor(1)

Movies with Sam Mendes as Crew(25)

Production/Producer2020 Beautiful Ruins
Production/Producer2019 Untitled Enid Blyton Project
Directing/Director2019 1917
Production/Producer2019 1917
Writing/Screenplay2019 1917
Directing/Stage Director2019 National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy
Directing/Director2015 Spectre
Directing/Director2014 National Theatre Live: King Lear
Directing/Stage Director2014 National Theatre Live: King Lear
Production/Producer2013 Shrek the Musical
Directing/Director2012 Skyfall
Production/Executive Producer2010 Out of the Ashes
Directing/Director2009 Away We Go
Directing/Director2008 Revolutionary Road
Production/Producer2007 Things We Lost in the Fire
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Kite Runner
Directing/Director2005 Jarhead
Directing/Director2002 Road to Perdition
Production/Producer2002 Road to Perdition
Directing/Director1999 American Beauty
Directing/Director1996 Company
Directing/Stage Director1996 Company
Directing/Stage Director1993 Cabaret
Directing/Director1993 Cabaret

TV Shows/Series with Sam Mendes as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Production/Executive Producer2014 Penny Dreadful

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 08/01 1965 (August) in Reading (current age: 55 years + 9 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, Magdalen College School
Spouses (current/former): Kate Winslet, Alison Balsom
Children: Joe Mendes
Mother: Valerie Mendes
Other names for Sam Mendes (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"سام ميندز"
"샘 멘디스"
"山姆·曼德斯"
"Сэм Мендес"
"サム・メンデス"
"Σαμ Μέντες"
"Samuel Alexander Mendes"
"Sam" (Nickname)
Sam Mendes frequently works together with these people:
Pippa Harris (9x, Crew)
Debra Zane (7x, Crew)
Thomas Newman (7x, Crew)
Daniel Craig (6x, Actor)
Roger Deakins (6x, Crew)
Scott Millan (5x, Crew)
Dennis Gassner (5x, Crew)
Bill Bernstein (5x, Crew)
Alan Ball (4x, Crew)
Morgana Robinson (3x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7112, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/28/2020