Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes

British stage and film director (born 1965)
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Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English film and stage director, producer and screenwriter. In theatre, he is known for his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1993), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995), and Gypsy (2003). He directed an original West End stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013). For directing the play The Ferryman, Mendes was awarded the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2019.

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Sam Mendes was born on Sunday, 1 August 1965 in Reading, Berkshire, England, UK. His full name at birth was Samuel Alexander Mendes. He is best known as a film director. Mendes' country of citizenship (nationality) is English. Sam attended high school at Magdalen College School, Oxford, England. For university, he studied at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. His religion is listed as Jewish. He is 5' 10" (178 cm) tall with an average build. He has blue eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $30,000,000 US dollars. Sam Mendes is 58 years old and his zodiac star sign is Leo.

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Samuel Alexander Mendes
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Claim to fame
American Beauty
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Date of birth
1 August 1965
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Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
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Director, Producer
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Net worth
$30,000,000 USD
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High school
Magdalen College School, Oxford, England
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Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
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Independent Talent Group Ltd
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Partner: Alison Balsom (Married)
26 Jan 2017-
Sam Mendes and Alison Balsom
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
  • Ranked #15 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
  • Has a home in Cotswolds, England.
  • He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer as Director of Minerva Studio in Chichester, England.
  • Ranked #91 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
  • Sam married English actress Kate Winslet in the West Indies in May 2003.

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