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Sam Mendes

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Sam Mendes's Biography

Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, crime film Road to Perdition (2002), 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. His contribution to cinema and theatre saw him awarded a CBE in 2000, and a Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Mendes has a child with his former wife, Kate Winslet.

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Director Sam Mendes and actress Kate Winslet
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  • Penelope Cruz to Play Bond Girl? Speculation Surfaces After Casting Memo Is ...

      News Source: E! Online | 1 day ago
    Last summer, there were rumors the 39-year-old actress was in negotiations to join the followup to the hugely successful Skyfall , which happened to feature her husband, Javier Bardem . However, an insider told Us Weekly at the time, "Penelope is not
  • Is Cruz the next Bond girl?

      News Source: The Courier-Mail | 1 day ago
    Penelope Cruz could line up opposite Daniel Craig in the next Bond flick. Sony studio bosses have apparently been after the Spanish actor star ever since Daniel Craig took on the iconic role in 2006. But schedules and her pregnancies meant it never
  • Olivier awards: actors review their fellow nominees

      News Source: The Guardian | 5 days ago
    She was constantly in the moment' Judi Dench in Peter and Alice. Photograph: Johan Persson Lesley Manville, nominated for best actress for Ghosts On Judi Dench : I spent the last six months on stage in Ghosts , so I haven't seen as many of the

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  • American Beauty: The Color Red and the Power of the Visual ...

      Blog Source: | 3 hours ago
    But the ease and mastery of such emotional significance is – not only a credit to the actors and director (Sam Mendes) – the mark of a razor-sharp script and a screenwriter that is really clued in on his craft. Taking his dialogue and wonderful .
  • Critic After Dark: Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)

      Blog Source: | 3 hours ago
    Backwards Bond (Needless to say, story and finale discussed in detail here) Not really a big fan of Sam Mendes--thought American Beauty a plodding, watered-down version of Blue Velvet, thought Road to Perdition a pretentious if ...
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor sought to play next Bond villain - The ...

      Blog Source: | 5 days ago
    The movie-business trade magazine says the British star of Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning race drama is the top name on 007 producers' wish list for the 24th official James Bond film. Director Sam Mendes is to return following the $1bn ...

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