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Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles

Highest Rated: 100% Waste Land (2010)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: Nov 9, 1955

Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Among the prominent Latin filmmakers to have emerged during the late-20th and early-21st centuries, director Fernando Meirelles has perhaps been the most critically acclaimed of them all-no small feat when his contemporaries have included Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Amenabar. With his breakout feature, the Oscar-nominated "City of God" (2002), a violent and kinetic film about drug-dealing gangs in the slums of Rio de Janiero, Meirelles displayed a flair for stylized camera moves, rapid editing and gritty realism-elements that soon became trademarks. A one-time commercial director, Meirelles has taken a non-traditional approach to filmmaking, using barebones crews, non-actors in major roles and major stars as camera operators for point-of-view shots. The results have been some of the most stunning and vibrant films to have emerged from south of the Rio Grande.

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THE CONSTANT GARDENER, director Fernando Meirelles, Ralph Fiennes on set, 2005, (c) Focus Features THE CONSTANT GARDENER, director Fernando Meirelles (left, in beard) on set, 2005, (c) Focus Features THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Ralph Fiennes, director Fernando Meirelles waching playback on set, 2005, (c) Focus Features THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Ralph Fiennes, director Fernando Meirelles on set, 2005, (c) Focus Features THE CONSTANT GARDENER, director Fernando Meirelles on set, 2005, (c) Focus Features THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, director Fernando Meirelles on set, 2005, ©Focus Features /

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Carbon: Nature's Hidden Power Executive Producer - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outpost Producer - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eduardo & Mônica Associate Producer - 2022
98% 86% 7 Prisoners Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Green Wall Executive Producer - 2019
89% 88% The Two Popes Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Name in the End Credits Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 83% Socrates Executive Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mulheres Alteradas Associate Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 492 Associate Producer - 2017
85% 67% Vazante Associate Producer $22.8K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malasartes e o Duelo com a Morte Associate Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liquid Truth Associate Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exodus - Where I Come from Is Disappearing Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Law Executive Producer - 2015
61% 46% Zoom Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ópera Aberta - Os Pescadores de Pérolas Director - 2015
8% 15% Rio, I Love You Director - 2014
66% 70% Trash Executive Producer $10.2K 2014
No Score Yet 55% Father's Chair Producer - 2012
80% 63% Tropicália Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Americana Executive Producer - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Xingu Producer - 2011
19% 32% 360 Director,
Executive Producer
$97.8K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brasil Animado Unknown (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 42% VIPs Producer - 2010
100% 90% Waste Land Executive Producer $187.7K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet José & Pilar Producer - 2010
71% 62% Adrift Producer - 2009
44% 47% Blindness Director $3.1M 2008
74% 78% City of Men Producer $307.1K 2007
No Score Yet 68% Not by Chance Producer - 2007
83% 82% The Constant Gardener Director $33.6M 2005
91% 97% City of God Director $7.6M 2002
No Score Yet 69% Maids Director - 2001

TV

Credit
82% 77% Sugar Executive Producer,
Director
2024
89% 74% The Sympathizer Director 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020