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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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Other Works:

He directed Frank Hauser's adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's play, "Kean", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi, Eleanor David, Nicholas Farrell, Ian McNeice, Sarah Woodward, Kate Duchêne, Christopher Luscombe and Tim Wallers in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I feel very undeserving. I feel the award is a bank loan, which I'll take out and pay back by the end of 20 years, and by then I'll feel more deserving." - On receiving his Lifetime Achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Director for both "Company" and "The Glass Menagerie" at the Donmar Warehouse. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

Nickname:

Midas Mendes

Star Sign:

Leo

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