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Héctor Babenco
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Babenco in São Paulo, Brazil
Born (1946-02-07)February 7, 1946
Died July 13, 2016(2016-07-13) (aged 70)
Occupation Film director and producer, screenwriter
Years active 1973–2016

Héctor Eduardo Babenco (February 7, 1946 – July 13, 2016) was an Argentine-born Brazilian movie director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

His best known movies are Pixote (1980), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Ironweed (1987), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1990) and Carandiru (2003).

Babenco died on July 13, 2016 from a heart attack in São Paulo, Brazil, aged 70.

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