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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Road to Perdition
(2002)
American Beauty
American Beauty Director
(1999)
Revolutionary Road
(2008)
Skyfall
Skyfall Director
(2012)

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 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
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 2007 The Kite Runner (executive producer)
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (producer)
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Other Works:

Directed original stage version of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

You need to learn to tune out the white noise. You can not please everyone. 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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