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Sam Mendes

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Mendes in London at the opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2013.
Born
Samuel Alexander Mendes

1 August 1965 (1965-08-01) (age 55)
Education Magdalen College School
Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge
Occupation Film director, film producer, screenwriter, stage director
Years active 1993–present
Known for
  • American Beauty
  • Road to Perdition
  • Jarhead
  • Skyfall
  • Spectre
  • 1917
Spouse(s)
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Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his directoral debut movie American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime movie Road to Perdition (2002) the James Bond movies Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), and the war movie 1917 (2019).


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