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Sam Mendes

Director

“I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.”

 

Biography

Samuel Alexander “Sam” Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning work on his debut film American Beauty (1999) and his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996) and Gypsy (2003). He is currently working on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film. He has a child with his former wife Kate Winslet.

Early years

Mendes was born in Reading, Berkshire, the only child of Valerie Helene (née Barnett), an author of children’s books, and Jameson Peter Mendes, a university professor. His father is from Trinidad of ethnic Portuguese descent, and his mother an English Jew. His grandfather is the Trinidadian writer Alfred Mendes.

Mendes’ parents divorced when he was a child. He grew up in Oxfordshire and attended Magdalen College School and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he graduated with a first in English. While at Cambridge, he was a member of the Marlowe Society… read more

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The Macho King The Illmatic One

2Jun11

But then again,anyman that allows a situation 2 arise where ur relationship status 2 become"seprated" with kate winslet loses respect lol

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    Ulrich JARLØV

    3May13

    Well, he's banging (your word) Rebecca Hall now. For me, an improvement. Never cared for Kate Winslet's acting OR looks.

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The Macho King The Illmatic One

2Jun11

Wow there's some hate up in here 4 sam Mendes,smh lol Regardless anyman that was banging kate winslet and even wifed her,gets props and respect from me..........plus I like his films 2 lol

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Derek Hill

6Jan11

One of the most self-conscious twerps of the movie world. Stuffed in the "strained seriousness" category without a doubt. A fool of frames and mannered humanity. Perhaps he'll one day trust his characters to move in realistic rhythms.

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oldfilmsflicker

27Jul10

auteur of the week: http://cinema-fanatic.com/2010/07/27/auteur-of-the-week-sam-mendes/