Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), and the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and the upcoming Spectre (2015). He also is known for dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996), and Gypsy (2003). He directed an original stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013).
|Full name at birth||
Samuel Alexander Mendes
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|Date of birth||
1 August 1965
|Place of birth||
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
5' 10" (178 cm)
Magdalen College School, Oxford, England
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Independent Talent Group Ltd
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