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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 40 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Grand Guignol (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Possession (2014) ... (executive producer)
- What Death Can Join Together (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Closer Than Sisters (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Demimonde (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012/I Blood (executive producer)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Henry V (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Richard II (2012) ... (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 The Road to Perdition (producer)
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He directed Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Assassins," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Henry Goodman, Louise Gold, Paul Bentley, Jack Ellis, Paul Harrhy, Ciaran Hinds, Cathryn Bradshaw, and David Firth in the cast. See more »

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be known for one thing. I don't want to have an adjective based around my name. 'Lynchian', I know what that is, I know what 'Kubrickian' is, and I know what 'Bergmanesque' means. But there isn't going to be, and I don't want there to be, a 'Mendesian'. See more »

Trivia:

To date (2009), all of the leading actresses in his films are in relationships with film directors: American Beauty (1999)'s Annette Bening (Warren Beatty), The Road to Perdition (2002)'s Jennifer Jason Leigh (Noah Baumbach), Away We Go (2009)'s Maya Rudolph (Paul Thomas Anderson), and his own wife, Kate Winslet, in Revolutionary Road (2008). The only exception is Jarhead (2005), in which the ... See more »

Trademark:

In his films rain frequently marks the event of a death See more »

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

Star Sign:

Leo

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