Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes Brief Biography

Sam Mendes
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, the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), and the James Bond movie Skyfall (2012). 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).

In 2000, Mendes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama" and, in 2005, received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

Sam Mendes News

• The Almanac for Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2016
• 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' heading to Broadway
• 'Penny Dreadful' teaser trailer released by Showtime
• James Bond's 'Spectre' script was stolen in Sony hacking

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