Best Brazilian Directors of All Time (Melhores Diretores Brasileiros de Todos os Tempos)by heldergfernandes | created - 27 Sep 2012 | updated - 02 Oct 2012 | Public
Melhores diretores brasileiros, seja na televisão, cinema ou teatro.
Ordenado por ordem de nascimento.
Writer | O Pagador de Promessas
Anselmo Duarte was born on April 21, 1920 in Salto, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor and writer, known for The Given Word (1962), Vereda de Salvação (1965) and O Descarte (1973). He was married to Ilka Soares. He died on November 7, 2009 in São Paulo, São Paulo.
2. Carlos Manga
Director | Um Só Coração
Carlos Manga was born on January 6, 1928 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as José Carlos Aranha Manga. He was a director and editor, known for Um Só Coração (2004), O Marginal (1974) and Vamos com Calma (1956). He was married to Denise and Inalda de Carvalho. He died ...
7. Ruy Guerra
Director | Estorvo
Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won ...
Director | A Escrava Isaura
Herval Rossano was born on April 23, 1933 in Campos dos Goitacases, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Herval Abreu. He was a director and actor, known for A Escrava Isaura (2004), Você Decide (1992) and Caminos cruzados (1995). He was married to Mayara Magri, Nívea Maria and Doris Guerrero. He died ...
10. Eduardo Coutinho
Director | Edifício Master
Eduardo Coutinho was born on May 11, 1933 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Eduardo de Oliveira Coutinho. He was a director and writer, known for Edifício Master (2002), Santo Forte (1999) and Babilônia 2000 (1999). He was married to Maria das Dores de Oliveira. He died on February 2,...
12. Walter Avancini
Director | Rabo-de-Saia
Walter Avancini was born on April 18, 1935 in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil as Nunciato Walter Avancini. He was a director and producer, known for Rabo-de-Saia (1984), Boca de Ouro (1990) and Almas de Pedra (1966). He was married to Débora Fuchs. He died on September 26, 2001 in Rio de ...
Writer | Todas as Mulheres do Mundo
Domingos de Oliveira was born on September 28, 1936 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a writer and actor, known for Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966), Barata Ribeiro, 716 (2016) and Separações (2002). He is married to Priscilla Rozenbaum. He was previously married to Leila Diniz and ...
15. Daniel Filho
Director | A Partilha
Daniel Filho - Responsible for triggering an aesthetic revolution in Brazilian TV during the 1970s, he became a Midas of popular cinema in Brazil during the 2000s. He created one blockbuster after another, many adapted from the theatre. The "Se Eu Fosse Você" (If I Were You) franchise (2006-09), ...
16. Zelito Viana
Producer | Avaeté - Semente da Vingança
Zelito Viana was born on May 5, 1938 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil as José Viana Paula de Oliveira. He is a producer and director, known for Avaeté - Semente da Vingança (1985), Morte e Vida Severina (1977) and Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão (2000). He is married to Vera Maria ...
17. Walter Lima Jr.
Director | A Ostra e o Vento
Walter Lima Jr. was born on November 26, 1938 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for The Oyster and the Wind (1997), Os Desafinados (2008) and Plantation Boy (1965). He was previously married to Telma Costa and Anecy Rocha.
18. Glauber Rocha
Director | Terra em Transe
He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio ...
20. Carlos Diegues
Director | O Maior Amor do Mundo
Carlos Diegues was born on May 19, 1940 in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil as Carlos Diégues. He is a producer and director, known for O Maior Amor do Mundo (2006), Better Days Ahead (1990) and Xica da Silva (1976). He has been married to Renata Maria de Almeida Magalhães since 1982. They have one child. ...
Cinematographer | Alma Corsária
Carlos Reichenbach was born on June 14, 1945 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Carlos Oscar Reichenbach Filho. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Alma Corsária (1993), Dois Córregos - Verdades Submersas no Tempo (1999) and Filme Demência (1986). He was ...
27. Hector Babenco
Director | Carandiru
Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Eduardo Babenco. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1981) and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and Xuxa Lopes. He died on July ...
Director | O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Rogério Sganzerla was born on May 4, 1946 in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968), O Signo do Caos (2005) and A Mulher de Todos (1969). He was married to Helena Ignez. He died on January 9, 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil.
31. Roberto Talma
Producer | O Profeta
Roberto Talma was born on April 29, 1949 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Roberto Talma Vieira. He was a producer and director, known for O Profeta (2006), Negócio da China (2008) and Agora É Que São Elas (2003). He was married to Maria Zilda Bethlem. He died on April 23, ...
34. Marcos Paulo
Director | Porto dos Milagres
Marcos Paulo was born on March 1, 1951 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Marcos Paulo Simões. He was an actor and director, known for Porto dos Milagres (2001), Assalto ao Banco Central (2011) and A Indomada (1997). He was married to Antônia Fontenelle, Flávia Alessandra, Renata Sorrah, Márcia ...
36. Guel Arraes
Producer | O Auto da Compadecida
Guel Arraes was born on December 12, 1953 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil as Miguel Arraes de Alencar Filho. He is a producer and writer, known for O Auto da Compadecida (2000), Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (2003) and Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004). He has been married to Carolina Jabor since 2003. He was ...
38. Bruno Barreto
Director | Flores Raras
Bruno Barreto was born on March 16, 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a director and producer, known for Flores Raras (2013), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) and Four Days in September (1997). He was previously married to Amy Irving.
Director | Blindness
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.
He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in ...
40. Walter Salles
Director | Central do Brasil
Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Terra Estrangeira (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child.
41. Jayme Monjardim
Director | A Casa das Sete Mulheres
Jayme Monjardim was born on May 19, 1956 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Jayme Monjardim Matarazzo. He is a director and producer, known for A Casa das Sete Mulheres (2003), Olga (2004) and The Clone (2001). He has been married to Tânia Mara since March 10, 2007. They have one child. He was ...
Director | Lavoura Arcaica
Carvalho studied Architecture and Literature. For cinema, still very young, in 1984, wrote and directed the short film "A Espera", based on "A Lover's Discourse: Fragments ", by Roland Barthes, which won the best film, actress and photography awards [Concha de Oro] at the 34th Festival de San ...
Director | A Favorita
Ricardo Waddington was born on December 22, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Ricardo Capille Waddington. He is a director and producer, known for A Favorita (2008), Cabocla (2004) and Mulheres Apaixonadas (2003). He was previously married to Helena Ranaldi and Lídia Brondi.
45. Cao Hamburger
Cao Hamburger was born in Sao Paulo. His second feature film, "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation", competed in the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and is the recipient of the Rio International Film Festival Audience Award and the Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Award for Best Screenplay. His ...
47. José Padilha
Producer | Tropa de Elite
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 and director of the ...
Director | Casa de Areia
Andrucha Waddington is one of the most important directors of Brazilian contemporary cinema and television. He was also one of the creative directors of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony along with Fernando Meirelles e Daniela Thomas.
His several film credits include the Berlin, Toronto and ...