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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014-2015 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- And They Were Enemies (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Hell Itself My Only Foe (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Memento Mori (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Little Scorpion (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Glorious Horrors (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
 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 Road to Perdition (producer)
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Directed The Blue Room, starring Nicole Kidman. See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

You're trying to surf the big wave, so be prepared to be wiped out - but when you catch it, it feels like nothing else. See more »


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 »


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 »


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