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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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 2014-2015 Penny Dreadful (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... (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 William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Ralph Fiennes, Amanda Root, Norman Rodway, Alfred Burke, Paul Jesson, Richard Ridings, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Russell Beale, Sally Dexter, Griffith Jones and David Troughton in the ... 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:

Regarding his commitment to directing Jarhead (2005) without a personal soldiering background: "This is new territory to me, but I hadn't spent two days in American suburbia when I directed American Beauty (1999). I only knew the script had an unusual and original voice and it was a challenge I wanted to take on. Jarhead (2005) is equal parts black humor, honesty, rage, lyricism, profanity and ... See more »

Trivia:

Son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, was born on December 22, 2003, in New York, and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces. 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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