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Fernando Meirelles (I)


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 67 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Blindness Director
(2008)
(2005)
City of God Director
(2002)
The Two Popes Director
(2019)

Filmography

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  The Meaning of Life (Documentary) (producer) (filming)
 2020 Eduardo and Monica (associate producer)
 2020/II Loop (associate producer)
 2019 The Great Green Wall (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2019 Joint Venture (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2019 Marighella (associate producer)
 2018 Socrates (executive producer)
 2018 Mulheres Alteradas (associate producer)
 2017 492: A Man Called Death (associate producer)
 2017 A Fera na Selva (associate producer)
 2017 Exodus (Documentary) (producer)
 2017 01.09 (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2016 O Filho Eterno (associate producer)
 2016 El Revenge (associate producer) / (producer)
 2015 Zoom (executive producer)
 2015 The Wise Ones (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Folhas de Outono (2015) ... (producer)
- O Primeiro Dia (2015) ... (producer)
- Os Atravessadores do Samba (2015) ... (producer)
- O Assalto (2015) ... (producer)
 2015 A Lei da Água (Novo Código Florestal) (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Felizes para Sempre? (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Onde Colocar o Desejo? (2015) ... (producer)
 2014/I Trash (executive producer)
 2013 Contos do Edgar (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Cecilia (2013) ... (producer)
- Berê (2013) ... (producer)
 2013 A Verdade de Cada Um (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Madeira (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Comida (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Consumo (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Crack (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Trabalho Duro (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
 2012/II Elena (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Tropicália (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Brazukas (TV Series) (producer)
 2011 Xingu (producer)
 2011 Legião Urbana: Eduardo e Mônica (Video short) (producer - uncredited)
 2011 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Waste Land (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 José and Pilar (Documentary) (producer)
 2010 VIPs (producer)
 2010 Waste Land (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Som e Fúria: O Filme (producer)
 2009 Sound & Fury (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2009) ... (producer)
- Banhado em Sangue (2009) ... (producer)
- A Vida Não é Justa (2009) ... (producer)
- Monstros Raros (2009) ... (producer)
- Tempo de Espera (2009) ... (producer)
 2009 Adrift (producer)
 2008 A Vision of Blindness (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 City of Men (producer)
 2007 The Pope's Toilet (producer)
 2007 Not by Chance (producer)
 2006 Antônia (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Fidivó (2006) ... (producer)
- Toque de Recolher (2006) ... (producer)
- Nem tudo é relativo (2006) ... (producer)
- Qualquer maneira de amor vale a pena? (2006) ... (producer)
- De volta para casa (2006) ... (producer)
 2006 Antonia (co-producer)
 2002-2005 City of Men (TV Series) (producer - 19 episodes)
- Em Algum Lugar do Futuro (2005) ... (producer)
- As aparências enganam (2005) ... (producer)
- Atração Fatal (2005) ... (producer)
- Tá Sobrando Mês (2005) ... (producer)
- A Fila (2005) ... (producer)
 2005 Ginga: The Soul of Brasilian Football (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Up Against Them All (producer)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

Has a son named Francisco "Kiko" Meirelles and a daughter named Carolina Meirelles. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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