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Walter Salles

Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Central Station (1998) and Paris, je t'aime (2006). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child. See full bio »
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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 51 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Jia Zhang-ke by Walter Salles (Documentary)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2012 On the Road
 2008 Stories on Human Rights (segment "Voyage")
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "A 8 944 km de Cannes")
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Loin du 16e")
 2005 Dark Water
 2003 Guns and Peace (Short)
 1998 Somos Todos Filhos da Terra (Documentary short)
 1998 Midnight
 1996 Foreign Land
 1996 Socorro Nobre (Short documentary)
 1995 Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute (Video documentary)
 1995 Un siècle d'écrivains (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Jorge Amado (1995)
 1991 The Knife (as Walter Salles Jr.)
 1989 Chico - O País da Delicadeza Perdida (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Marisa Monte (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Krajcberg - O Poeta dos Vestígios (Documentary)
 1986 Japão - Uma Viagem no Tempo (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
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Walter Salles Jr. | Walter Moreira Salles

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I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making. We're a very young culture, and I think that things are not yet crystallised. So the films that are made in our latitudes, I think, carry that sense of urgency. It's as if the people that you meet on the street and the stories that they bring can influence you directly. See more »


Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and French fluently. See more »



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