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José Padilha

He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent ... See full bio »

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Known For

Elite Squad
Elite Squad Producer
RoboCop Director
Bus 174
Bus 174 Producer


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  Narcos (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes, 2016) (producer - 10 episodes, 2015)
- Al Fin Cayó! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Nuestra Finca (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Exit El Patrón (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Deutschland 93 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Los Pepes (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Curumim: Diary of a Brazilian on Death Row (Documentary) (producer)
 2012 Artificial Paradises (producer)
 2010 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (producer)
 2009 Garapa (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Elite Squad (producer)
 2004 Estamira (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 Brazil's Vanishing Cowboys (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2002 Bus 174 (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 The Charcoal People (Documentary) (producer)
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