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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 and video art. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian video festivals. After that, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 69 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Blindness Director
The Two Popes Director
City of God Director


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  Sugar (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
 2020 Sala de Roteiro (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- EP2 (2020)
- EP1 (2020)
 2019 Joint Venture (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rataria (2019)
- Paloma Haze (2019)
 2019 The Two Popes
 2002-2017 City of Men (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Palace II (2017)
- Sábado (2003)
 2015 The Wise Ones (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Folhas de Outono (2015)
- O Assalto (2015)
 2015 Felizes para Sempre? (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
 2014 Rio, I Love You (segment "A Musa")
 2011 Brazukas (TV Series)
 2011 360
 2009 Sound & Fury (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2009)
- Shakespearlandia (2009)
- Episode #1.1 (2009)
 2008 Blindness
 2002 City of God
 2001 Maids
 2000 Brava Gente (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998 E no meio passa um trem (Short)
 1997 A Comedy of Private Lives (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Rá-Tim-Bum (TV Series) (192 episodes)
- Episode #1.31 (1989)
- Episode #1.30 (1989)
- Episode #1.29 (1989)
- Episode #1.28 (1989)
- Episode #1.27 (1989)
 1986 Olhar Eletrônico (Video documentary)
 1983 Brasília (Documentary short)
 1983 Marly Normal (Documentary short)
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Ciça Meirelles  (2 children)


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Personal Quote:

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 »


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