Fernando Meirelles

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Fernando Meirelles

Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1955.

Countries: United States (33%), United Kingdom (29%), Brazil (13%)

Main connections: City of God (2002 film), Rachel Weisz, City of God (Lins novel)

Linked to: Miramax




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Fernando Meirelles was born in 1955 add something


At 11, in 1967, Fernando spent a year in the United States in California, where he had contact with the hippie movement, which impressed him add something


By the end of the 1980s, he became increasingly interested on the advertising market add something


He studied at the "School of Architecture and Urban Planning" at the University of São Paulo during the 1980s add something


In 1982 the company aired TV programs on current affairs, as well as the children series Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum , with 180 episodes add something


In 1990, Meirelles and friends closed down "Olhar Eletrônico", opening an advertising business, O2 Films add something


In 1997, Meirelles read the book Paulo Lins's "City of God" add something


He decided to adapt it to film, which was done in 2002, and decided that the actors in it would be selected among the inhabitants of slums add something


Seu Jorge - He appeared in the critically acclaimed 2002 film "City of God" as Mané Galinha, directed by filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, and played Pelé dos Santos in Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", for which he provided much of the soundtrack in the form of Portuguese language cover versions of David Bowie classics


He was nominated for an Academy award for Best Director in 2004 for his work in the Brazilian film "City of God", released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films add something


In 2004, he was nominated for the Academy award for Best Director for "City of God" add something


He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Director in 2005 for "The Constant Gardener", which garnered the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress to Rachel Weisz add something


Rachel Weisz - Her next appearance, in 2005, was in Fernando Meirelles's "The Constant Gardener," a film adaptation of a John le Carré thriller set in the slums of Kibera and Loiyangalani, Kenya


The Constant Gardener (film) - "'The Constant Gardener"' is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles


In 2007, he began shooting "Blindness", a film adaptation of Nobel-prize winner José Saramago's book, "Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira" add something


The film, which was released in 2008, was the opening film of the Cannes Film Festival add something


Julianne Moore - In 2008, she starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in Blindness, a thriller from director Fernando Meirelles.


Brazilian Film Festival of London - In 2010, Fernando Meirelles was amongst the speakers


Rachel Weisz - Weisz's 2011 roles included an adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play "The Deep Blue Sea", Fernando Meirelles' psychosexual drama "360", the BBC espionage thriller "Page Eight", and the thriller film "Dream House", alongside Daniel Craig