CAA Signs Award Winning ‘Central Station’ & ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ Filmmaker Walter Salles

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CAA Signs Award Winning ‘Central Station’ & ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ Filmmaker Walter Salles
Exclusive: CAA has inked acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker, documentarian, and philanthropist Walter Salles.

A USC alum, Salles has been a filmmaker for 35 years, his 1995 feature Foreign Land selected by over 40 film festivals and being local hit in his homeland.

His 1998 drama Central Station about a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother recently died died, searching for the father he never knew; was nominated for two Oscars — Best Foreign Language Film and Fernanda Montenegro for Best Actress– and won the Foreign Language Film Golden Globe, blasted him off to a career in Hollywood. The movie also won a BAFTA, and the Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear.

His 2004 feature The Motorcycle Diaries from Focus Features, about an early road trip made by Che Guevara and Alberto Granado through South America that defined their revolutionary beginnings, grabbed a Golden Globe nom, and won
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