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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 Foreign Land (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 53 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Central Station Director
(1998)
(2004)
Foreign Land Director
(1995)
Behind the Sun Director
(2001)

Filmography

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  Rust (TV Series) (pre-production)
  Terra
 2017 Where Has the Time Gone? (segment "When the earth trembles")
 2014 Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (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 Socorro Nobre (Short documentary)
 1995 Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute (Video documentary)
 1995 Foreign Land
 1995 Un siècle d'écrivains (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Jorge Amado (1995)
 1992 João & Antônio (TV Movie documentary)
 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 short)
 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:

Protested against the arrest of Jafar Panahi, detained on 1 March 2010. "Jafar Panahi is a uniquely sensitive artist. As a Brazilian filmmaker, I came to admire and to learn from the memorable films that he has directed, such as 'The White Balloon' and 'The Circle'. The fact that such an important artist cannot express himself freely and is now under arrest in his own country is not only an act ... See more »

Nickname:

Waltinho

Star Sign:

Aries

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