Hector Babenco (1946–2016)


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Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1980) and Foolish Heart (1998). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and Xuxa Lopes. He died on July 13, 2016 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Carandiru Director
(2003)
Pixote Director
(1980)
Foolish Heart Director
(1998)
(1985)

Filmography

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 2014 Words with Gods (segment "The Man That Stole a Duck")
 2007 El pasado
 2005 Carandiru: The Series (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Love Story II (2005)
- Love Story I (2005)
 2003 Carandiru
 1998 Foolish Heart
 1987 Ironweed
 1980 Pixote
 1977 Lucio Flavio
 1973 O Fabuloso Fittipaldi (Documentary)
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (19 credits)
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Bárbara Paz  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)] In total it was close to two years between location scouting and scriptwork. And then one day we started to film. It was 170 days of continuous filming in the Amazon. We went to work and I was unlucky enough to make a wrong casting choice - the decision to go with Tom Berenger for the lead role is not what my heart would lead me to do today. Tom Waits... See more »

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His father, Jaime Babenco, was born in Buenos Aires, to Ukrainian Jewish parents. His mother, Janka (Haberberg), was a Polish Jewish immigrant, born in Warsaw. See more »

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