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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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 2013 Shrek the Musical (producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.)
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 2008 Revolutionary Road (producer)
 2007 The Kite Runner (executive producer)
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (executive producer)
 2002 Road to Perdition (producer)
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He directed Brian Friel's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya", at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Emily Watson, Mark Strong, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Varley, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I am fascinated by America, no question about that. I will stop making films about it eventually, though, because I think there's a limited amount to say. But I am drawn to it. I don't think it's weird for an outsider to go and make movies that are quintessentially American. I think the 20th century shows that there is a tradition of people being drawn to America as the site of the great mythic ... See more »


Was born in the same small Reading hospital where his wife, Kate Winslet, was born 10 years later. See more »


Music scores from Thomas Newman See more »


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