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Joaquim de Almeida is a Actor Portugais born on 15 march 1957 at Lisbon (Portugal)

Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida
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Birth name Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida
Nationality Portugal
Birth 15 march 1957 (62 years) at Lisbon (Portugal)

Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida (born 15 March 1957) is a Portuguese actor. He began his acting doing some theater. During the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film The Soldier, and later achieved recognition for playing Andrea Bonanno in the 1987 Italian film Good Morning, Babylon. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1994 thriller Clear and Present Danger and Bucho in the 1995 action thriller Desperado. Several years later, he became popular for playing Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24, between 2003 and 2004, and Hernan Reyes in 2011 street racing film Fast Five.

Being fluent in several languages, Almeida has worked in several countries in Europe and the Americas, in many film and stage productions, winning some international awards in films like Retrato de Família, Adão e Eva and O Xangô de Baker Street. His other well-known films include The Honorary Consul (1983), Only You (1994), La Cucaracha (1998), One Man's Hero (1999), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Whore (2004), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), Che: Part Two (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), and The Gilded Cage (2013).

Biography

Il abandonne les cours de théâtre de l'École supérieure de théâtre et du cinéma de Lisbonne et part pour les États-Unis où il reçoit une formation au Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute de New York. Il a travaillé pour un théâtre dans Productions de Shakespeare à New York (New York Shakespeare Productions). Il a travaillé dans d'autres pièces, Noces de sang de Federico García Lorca, What Would Jeanne Moreau do (WPA Theatre) ou Le Comte de Monte-Cristo d'Alexandre Dumas.

Avec presque 60 emplois différents dans le cinéma, Joaquim de Almeida est le plus international des acteurs portugais, il parle couramment sept langues et a joué avec de grands noms du cinéma international. Il a participé à des superproductions de pays comme les États-Unis, le Brésil, le Mexique ou l'Argentine. Il a joué aux côtés de Michael Caine, de Richard Gere et de Bob Hoskins dans Le Consul honoraire (1983), Isabelle Huppert dans Milan Noir (1987), Harrison Ford dans Danger Immédiat (1994), Antonio Banderas et Salma Hayek dans Desperado (1995), Marcello Mastroianni dans Pereira prétend (Pereira prétend) (1996), Owen Wilson et Gene Hackman dans En territoire ennemi (2001), Daryl Hannah dans Yo Puta (2004).

En 2004, il a tourné dans la série 24 heures chrono avec Kiefer Sutherland. Il a eu d'autres participations dans les séries À la Maison-Blanche (2004), La Femme Nikita (1998) et Deux flics à Miami (1985). Il fait une brève apparition dans la série Mentalist à l'épisode 12 de la saison 4.

Best films

Clear and Present Danger (1994)
(Actor)
The Gilded Cage (2013)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Joaquim de Almeida (48 films)

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Downsizing
Downsizing (2017)
, 2h15
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Niecy Nash
Roles Dr. Oswaldo Pereira
Rating56% 2.8427752.8427752.8427752.8427752.842775
Dans un futur proche, des scientifiques mettent au point un processus pour lutter contre la surpopulation. En effet, le downsizing permet de réduire les humains à une taille d’environ 12 cm. Chacun réalise que réduire sa taille est surtout une bonne occasion d’augmenter de façon considérable son niveau de vie. Cette promesse d’un avenir meilleur décide Paul Safranek et sa femme Audrey à abandonner le stress de leur quotidien à Omaha, pour se lancer dans une aventure qui changera leur vie pour toujours.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, 1h51
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida
Roles Foucher
Rating68% 3.448133.448133.448133.448133.44813
Michael Bryce, l'un des meilleurs gardes du corps au monde, est engagé pour protéger un tueur à gages, Darius Kincaid. Ils ont 24 heures pour rejoindre La Haye, pour que Kincaid témoigne et apporte les preuves des crimes contre l'humanité perpétrés par Vladislav Dukhovich, le dictateur biélorusse, devant la Cour pénale internationale. Les autres témoins ont soit été assassinés soit n'ont aucune preuve de ces crimes malgré leur témoignage et Kincaid est donc le dernier rempart à l'acquittement du dictateur et à son retour au pouvoir. Mais ce dernier va tout tenter pour les arrêter.
Our Brand Is Crisis, 1h47
Directed by David Gordon Green, Peter Straughan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd
Roles Pedro Gallo
Rating60% 3.0485653.0485653.0485653.0485653.048565
In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Castillo (a fictionalized version of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada) hires American James Carville's political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Castillo to victory against Victor Rivera (a fictionalized version of socialist candidate Evo Morales).
Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joaquim de Almeida, Eric Allan Kramer, Rob Morrow
Roles Francisco d'Anconia
Rating44% 2.202782.202782.202782.202782.20278
16px In progress The owner of the 20th Century Motor Company has died and his children have taken over, with a new plan to operate the company: that everyone work as hard as he can, but that salaries be "based on need". A lab engineer named John Galt objects and announces, "I'll stop the motor of the world."
Of Mind and Music, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Ruth Negga
Roles Dr. Alvaro Cruz
Rating68% 3.4311253.4311253.4311253.4311253.431125
A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.
The Gilded Cage, 1h30
Directed by Ruben Alves
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about the labor movement, La précarité
Actors Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud, Chantal Lauby, Barbara Cabrita, Lannick Gautry
Roles José Ribeiro
Rating72% 3.6453353.6453353.6453353.6453353.645335
Maria et José Ribeiro, d'origine portugaise, vivent tranquillement à Paris, où ils ont élevé leurs deux enfants. Elle est concierge dans un immeuble bourgeois tandis que lui est chef de chantier dans une entreprise de construction. Tout le monde abuse de leur trop grande gentillesse. À la suite du décès du frère de José, avec qui ce dernier était fâché depuis longtemps, les époux Ribeiro apprennent qu'ils sont bénéficiaires d'un important héritage, dont une maison au Portugal. Mais il y a une condition dans le testament : s'installer au Portugal pour continuer à faire vivre l'entreprise familiale. Or, pour différentes raisons, certains proches et les employeurs de Maria et José ont tout intérêt à faire en sorte que ceux-ci restent à Paris. Ils vont alors tout imaginer pour les empêcher de partir.
Robosapien: Rebooted, 1h26
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Robot films, Films about school violence
Actors Bobby Coleman, Holliston Coleman, Penelope Ann Miller, David Eigenberg, Joaquim de Almeida, Kim Coates
Roles Esperenza
Rating48% 2.4177552.4177552.4177552.4177552.417755
At Kinetech Labs, an inventor named Allan Topher designs a robot for search and rescue, but when he finds out that the robot will be used for military purposes, he programs the robot to flee. The robot escapes but is damaged in the process. It is discovered by 12-year-old Henry Keller, who fixes it and names it Cody. The robot does not remember its past, and Henry and Cody develop a friendship. Eventually, Cody regains his memory and Henry gives Cody back. The inventor feels guilty for taking Cody away, so he returns the robot to Henry. Allan meets Henry's mother, Joanna, and they get along really well. Kinetech finds and corners Cody and Henry. Cody activates another function of his, and takes off with Henry, flying high up into the sky. They reunite with Meagan but when they call their mother, they find out that Kinetech has kidnapped both their mother and Allan so that they can get the robot back. Meagan, Henry and Cody embark to save them and to bring down Kinetech.
Fast Five
Fast Five (2011)
, 2h10
Directed by Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Neal H. Moritz, Gary Scott Thompson, Chris Morgan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Heist films
Actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris
Roles Hernan Reyes
Rating72% 3.6493453.6493453.6493453.6493453.649345
When Dominic "Dom" Toretto is being transported to Lompoc Prison by bus, his sister Mia Toretto and friend Brian O'Conner lead an assault on the bus, causing it to crash and freeing Dom. While the authorities search for them, the trio escapes to Rio de Janeiro. Awaiting Dom's arrival, Mia and Brian join their friend Vince and other participants on a job to steal three cars from a train. Brian and Mia discover that agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also on the train and that the cars are seized property. When Dom arrives with the rest of the participants, he realizes that one of them, Zizi, is only interested in stealing one car, a Ford GT40. Dom has Mia steal the car herself before he and Brian fight Zizi and his henchmen, during which Zizi kills the DEA agents assigned to the vehicles. Dom and Brian are captured and brought to crime lord Hernan Reyes, the owner of the cars and Zizi's boss. Reyes orders the pair be interrogated to discover the location of the car, but they manage to escape and retreat to their safehouse.
Che: Part Two, 2h15
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Óscar Jaenada, Franka Potente
Roles President René Barrientos
Rating68% 3.448963.448963.448963.448963.44896
À la suite de la révolution cubaine, Che Guevara est en pleine gloire. En 1964, il se rend à New York pour s'adresser de manière enflammée aux Nations unies, pour affirmer son combat pour le tiers-monde face à la toute-puissance américaine. Il devient ainsi une figure célèbre de la scène internationale. Mais il disparait soudainement. Personne ne sait où il se trouve. De nombreuses rumeurs de sa mort circulent. Mais il réapparait méconnaissable en Bolivie, où il prépare secrètement la Révolution latino-américaine avec ses camarades cubains et quelques Boliviens. Cette campagne montre toute sa détermination et son abnégation. Elle explique en partie le symbole et le héros populaire qu'est resté au fil du temps le « Che ». L'échec de cette révolution marquera sa mort.
Che
Che (2008)
, 2h14
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Elvira Mínguez, Franka Potente, Édgar Ramírez
Roles René Barrientos
Rating71% 3.598583.598583.598583.598583.59858
Part 1: The Argentine In Havana 1964, Che Guevara is interviewed by Lisa Howard who asks him if reform throughout Latin America might not blunt the “message of the Cuban Revolution.” In 1955, at a gathering in Mexico City, Guevara first meets Fidel Castro. He listens to Castro’s plans and signs on as a member of the July 26th Movement. There is a return to 1964 for Guevara’s address before the United Nations General Assembly, where he makes an impassioned speech against American imperialism, and defends the executions his regime has committed, declaring “this is a battle to the death.
The Burning Plain, 1h48
Directed by Guillermo Arriaga
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, Joaquim de Almeida, José María Yazpik, John Corbett
Roles Nick Martinez
Rating67% 3.3986453.3986453.3986453.3986453.398645
Typical of Arriaga's works, this film is told in a non-linear narrative, where events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary is in chronological order, and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events as seen on screen.
Óscar. Una pasión surrealista, 1h48
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Joaquim de Almeida, Victoria Abril, Emma Suárez, Jorge Perugorría
Roles Oscar Domínguez
Rating62% 3.103753.103753.103753.103753.10375
Le film s'inspire de la biographie d'Óscar Domínguez.
The Death and Life of Bobby Z, 1h37
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Wilde, Jason Lewis, Joaquim de Almeida, Jason Flemyng, Keith Carradine
Roles Don Huertero
Rating59% 2.950242.950242.950242.950242.95024
Don Huertero (Joaquim de Almeida) is a Mexican drug lord. His daughter committed suicide because a drug dealer known as Bobby Z broke her heart. Consequently Don Huertero is out for vengeance.
La Cucina
La Cucina (2007)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Leisha Hailey, Rachel Hunter, Oz Perkins, Michael Cornacchia
Roles Michael
Rating49% 2.482872.482872.482872.482872.48287
La Cucina is a brief slice of life that is set in present day Los Angeles, on a hot summer evening in a West Hollywood apartment building. An intimate character study, it focuses on 3 couples and their very different relationships over food & wine. A young writer, Lily (Hendricks) goes on an emotional rollercoaster with the much older (17 years) and sophisticated Michael (Almeida). They navigate through a web of exploration on marriage, cheating, babies, and entrapment. In the kitchen above, the very pregnant Shelly (Hailey) is terrified that becoming a mother will drive away her husband and has turned for advice to her lesbian friend Jude (Hunter), sure that this magnificent cook who has been in a long-term relationship has it all figured out. It is revealed that Shelly has her own secrets that fuel her fear and Jude's relationship may not be exactly as it appears. They struggle through—fighting, laughing, crying, cooking & eating—trying to work out what really makes relationships work.