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Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old. Sam was educated at Cambridge University and ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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(2002)
Skyfall Director
(2012)
(2008)
American Beauty Director
(1999)

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  The Voyeur's Motel (producer) (announced)
 2019 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 1917 (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Informer (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Masterplan (2018) ... (executive producer)
- November Has Come (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Ruby Tuesday (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Charlie Don't Surf (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Strawberry Fields (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Britannia (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 27 episodes)
- Perpetual Night (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Blessed Dark (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Ebb Tide (2016) ... (executive producer)
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... (executive producer)
- This World Is Our Hell (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Richard III (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry VI Part 2 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Henry V (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Grand Hotel (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
 2012/I Blood (executive producer)
 2010 Out of the Ashes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Revolutionary Road (producer)
 2007 The Kite Runner (executive producer)
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (producer)
 2007 Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (executive producer)
 2002 Road to Perdition (producer)
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Other Works:

He directed Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Company," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Adrian Lester, Paul Bentley, Clare Burt, Anna Francolini, Rebecca Front, Sheila Gish, Kiran Hocking, Hannah James, Teddy Kempner, Clive Rowe, Liza Sadovy, Michael Simkins, Gareth Snook, and Sophie Thompson in the cast. See more »

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6 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I am fascinated by America, no question about that. I will stop making films about it eventually, though, because I think there's a limited amount to say. But I am drawn to it. I don't think it's weird for an outsider to go and make movies that are quintessentially American. I think the 20th century shows that there is a tradition of people being drawn to America as the site of the great mythic ... See more »

Trivia:

Directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Paul Newman, and Michael Shannon. Spacey won for his performance in American Beauty (1999). See more »

Trademark:

Often begins his films with a voice-over narration from the main character; at the end of the movie the character finishes his narration in very much the same way it began. See more »

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

Star Sign:

Leo

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