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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 Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Terra Estrangeira (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 52 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Central Station
Central Station Director
(1998)
The Motorcycle Diaries
(2004)
Terra Estrangeira
(1995)
Abril Despedaçado
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Where Has the Time Gone? (segment "When the earth trembles")
 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")
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Loin du 16e")
 2005 Dark Water
 2003 Armas e Paz (Short)
 1998 Somos Todos Filhos da Terra (Documentary short)
 1998 Midnight
 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 A Grande Arte (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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Alternate Names:

Walter Salles Jr. | Walter Moreira Salles
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I think I turned to documentary film-making very early on as a way to know a little bit more about my country and my roots. My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture. So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil. I really wanted to know the heart of it much better than I did. See more »

Trivia:

Born to Walther Moreira Salles, a diplomat and banker, and his wife Elisa Margarida Gonçalves, he has two brothers, Pedro and Joao, and a half-brother, Fernando Roberto, from his father's first marriage. See more »

Nickname:

Waltinho

Star Sign:

Aries

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