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Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals. After that, the group formed ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

City of God
City of God Director
The Constant Gardener
Blindness Director
Domésticas Director


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 2018 O Sentido da Vida (Documentary) (producer) (filming)
 2017 Americana (executive producer) (announced)
 2016 The Eternal Son (associate producer) (post-production)
  Martyrs' Crossing (executive producer) (announced)
  Zero Lux (producer) (announced)
 2016 Exodus (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 El Revenge (producer)
 2015 Trabalho Duro (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
 2015 Zoom (executive producer)
 2015 A Lei da Água (Novo Código Florestal) (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The Wise Ones (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Folhas de Outono (2015) ... (producer)
- O Primeiro Dia (2015) ... (producer)
- Os Atravessadores do Samba (2015) ... (producer)
- O Assalto (2015) ... (producer)
 2015 Happily Ever After? (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Onde Colocar o Desejo? (2015) ... (producer)
 2013 A Verdade de Cada Um (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Madeira (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Comida (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Consumo (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Crack (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Contos do Edgar (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Cecilia (2013) ... (producer)
- Berê (2013) ... (producer)
 2012/II Elena (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Tropicália (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Xingu (producer)
 2011 Brazukas (TV Series) (producer)
 2011 Eduardo e Mônica: O Filme (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Waste Land (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 José and Pilar (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 VIPs (producer)
 2010 Waste Land (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Som e Fúria: O Filme (producer)
 2009 Sound & Fury (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2009) ... (producer)
- Banhado em Sangue (2009) ... (producer)
- A Vida Não é Justa (2009) ... (producer)
- Monstros Raros (2009) ... (producer)
- Tempo de Espera (2009) ... (producer)
 2009 Adrift (producer)
 2008 A Vision of Blindness (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 City of Men (producer)
 2007 The Pope's Toilet (producer)
 2007 Not by Chance (producer)
 2006 Antônia (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Fidivó (2006) ... (producer)
- Toque de Recolher (2006) ... (producer)
- Nem tudo é relativo (2006) ... (producer)
- Qualquer maneira de amor vale a pena? (2006) ... (producer)
- De volta para casa (2006) ... (producer)
 2006 Antonia (co-producer)
 2002-2005 City of Men (TV Series) (producer - 19 episodes)
- Em Algum Lugar do Futuro (2005) ... (producer)
- As aparências enganam (2005) ... (producer)
- Atração Fatal (2005) ... (producer)
- A Fila (2005) ... (producer)
- Tá Sobrando Mês (2005) ... (producer)
 2005 Ginga: The Soul of Brasilian Football (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Up Against Them All (producer)
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Harvey Weinstein liked "City of God" from the beginning. He didn't want to change anything. When the film's release was done, he called me to say, "This film deserves more than it got, and we're going to spend money and do a campaign, and we're gonna get nominations." From the business side, it was a bad experience, but I would do it again. I don't think I signed a good contract. I didn't really ... See more »


At the age of twelve, his father gave him a video-camera as a present. See more »

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