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Rodrigo Santoro is a Actor and Producer Brésilien born on 22 august 1975 at Petrópolis (Bresil)

Rodrigo Santoro

Rodrigo Santoro
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Birth name Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro
Nationality Bresil
Birth 22 august 1975 (43 years) at Petrópolis (Bresil)

Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro (born 22 August 1975) is a Brazilian actor. He has appeared in many successful movies, including Brainstorm (2001), Carandiru (2003), Love Actually (2003), Che (2008), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), and Rio (2011). He is perhaps most famous for his portrayal as Xerxes in the movie 300 (2006) and its subsequent sequel 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). He was also a series regular on the television series Lost portraying the character Paulo.

Biography

Jeunesse
Rodrigo Santoro naît à Petrópolis le 22 août 1975, d'un père italien, ingénieur et d'une mère brésilienne, peintre-sculpteuse. Il découvrit sa passion pour le théâtre et le cinéma durant sa jeunesse. Étant enfant, il s'amusait à créer des spectacles de marionnettes pour sa famille. Plus tard, il adapta des téléfilms pour le théâtre de son école. En 1993, il entra à la Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro où il fit des études de marketing.


Carrière
À peine entré à l'université, il décrocha son premier rôle à la télévision dans une telenovela, Olho no Olho. Il participa à d'autres telenovelas qui eurent plus ou moins de succès. En 1999, il fit la voix brésilienne de Stuart dans Stuart Little.

En 2001, il obtint son premier grand rôle au cinéma avec Bicho de Sete Cabeças de Laís Bodanzky où il incarne le jeune Neto, un adolescent envoyé injustement dans un asile psychiatrique par son père. Ce rôle lui permit d'obtenir de nombreuses récompenses au Brésil et au festival de Carthagène. Grâce à ce film, il décrocha le rôle de Tonho dans le très touchant Avril brisé de Walter Salles en 2001. Il enchaîna ensuite avec Carandiru d'Héctor Babenco où il joue le rôle d'un transsexuel nommé Lady Di.

En 2003, il fut contacté par la Columbia Pictures pour jouer dans Charlie's Angels 2 : Les anges se déchaînent !. Ce film lui ouvrit les portes d'Hollywood. La même année il joua le rôle du beau et mystérieux Karl dans Love Actually. Malgré tout il n'oublie pas son pays natal et y retourne pour tourner Hoje É Dia de Maria et Hoje É Dia de Maria 2 des mini-séries. En 2006 il revient à Hollywood pour le film 300 dans lequel il incarne le tyrannique Xerxes I. On peut aussi remarquer la présence de Rodrigo Santoro dans la série à succès Lost : Les Disparus, dans la saison 3 (2006-2007), en tant que Paulo.


On l'aperçoit également dans le film publicitaire pour (N° 5 de Chanel réalisé par Baz Luhrmann aux côtés de Nicole Kidman.

Il joue le rôle de Jimmy dans le film sorti en 2010, I Love You Phillip Morris aux côtés de Jim Carrey.


Autres Informations
Malgré son travail à Hollywood, Rodrigo Santoro ne désire pas vivre à Los Angeles. Il réside actuellement à Rio de Janeiro où il pratique la méditation transcendantale et aime écouter The Doors son groupe préféré.

Best films

300 (2007)
(Actor)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
(Actor)
Focus (2015)
(Actor)
Ben-Hur (2016)
(Actor)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rodrigo Santoro (30 films)

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Actor

Pele
Pele (2016)
, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Vincent d’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Seu Jorge, André Mattos
Roles Brazilian announcer
Rating71% 3.5993253.5993253.5993253.5993253.599325
Ayant grandi dans les favelas, le jeune Edson, dit Pelé, a été formé au football de rue, imprégné du ginga qui a été l'essence du football brésilien mais qui avait aussi été accusé de la défaite cuisante de 1950 et de la déchéance sportive qui s'en suivit. Remarqué, le jeune garçon rejoint le club de Santos mais se heurte à la nouvelle religion du football inspiré des équipes européennes. Son talent et ses capacités hors normes le mènent ensuite jusqu’à la Coupe du Monde 1958, où, à seulement 17 ans, il impose une créativité footbalistique retrouvée.
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (2016)
, 2h5
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Toby Kebbell, Jack Huston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi
Roles Jésus Christ
Rating56% 2.848782.848782.848782.848782.84878
A nobleman Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his boyhood friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge.
Jane Got a Gun, 1h37
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Boyd Holbrook
Roles Fitchum
Rating58% 2.9458152.9458152.9458152.9458152.945815
Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond (Noah Emmerich) after being tormented by the Bishop Boys gang. She finds herself in the gang’s crosshairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless leader, Colin (Ewan McGregor). With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) for help in defending her family against certain death. Haunted by old memories, Jane’s past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.
Focus
Focus (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Denise Di Novi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, B.D. Wong, Stephanie Honoré
Roles Garriga
Rating66% 3.3020853.3020853.3020853.3020853.302085
Seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) goes to a nightclub, where an inexperienced grifter, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), seduces him, and then pretends they've been caught by her jealous husband. When the deception fails, Nicky advises them never to lose focus when faced with unexpected situations. Jess finds him in another nightclub a few days later and convinces Nicky to become her mentor. Nicky tells her about how his father, a con man named Bucky Spurgeon, was forced to shoot his grandfather when a con went wrong, a maneuver he calls "the Toledo Panic Button".
The 33
The 33 (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Laurence Golborne
Rating68% 3.443893.443893.443893.443893.44389
Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates.
300: Rise of an Empire, 1h42
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films
Actors Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Caitlin Carmichael, Callan Mulvey
Roles Xerxes
Rating61% 3.098563.098563.098563.098563.09856
Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius I of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens 10 years earlier. Darius' son, Xerxes, witnesses his father's death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only "the gods can defeat the Greeks". Darius' naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius' last words were in fact a challenge and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert. Xerxes finally reaches a cave and bathes in an otherworldly liquid, emerging as the 8-feet tall "God-King". He returns to Persia and declares war on Greece to avenge his father.
Rio 2
Rio 2 (2014)
, 1h41
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about families, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Jamie Foxx
Roles Tulio (voice)
Rating62% 3.149993.149993.149993.149993.14999
Blue macaws Blu and Jewel, and their three children, are living happily in the city until Jewel realises that her children are becoming more like humans. Meanwhile, Blu's former owner, Linda Gunderson and her ornithologist husband, Tulio are on an expedition in the Amazon and eventually discover a quick-flying spix's macaw that loses one of its feathers. When word gets out about this through television, Jewel believes that they should go to the Amazon to help find the blue macaws. While the kids are ecstatic, Blu is uncertain, but is pressured into going along. Rafael, Nico and Pedro decide to come along. Luiz attempts to follow, but fails. Blu brings a fanny pack full of supplies, one of which he uses mostly is a GPS, much to Jewel's displeasure.
Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, 1h15
Directed by Luiz Bolognesi
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro, Bemvindo Sequeira, Paulo Goulart
Roles Piatã / Junior
Rating72% 3.646363.646363.646363.646363.64636
The film is set in four dates in the history of Brazil: 1500, when the country was discovered by the Portuguese explorers, 1800, in events during slavery; 1970, during the high point of the authoritarian military dictatorship, and 2096, when there will be a war over water. The film narrates the love between Janaina and a native warrior who, when dying, takes the form of a bird. For six centuries, the story of the couple survives through these four stages in the history of Brazil.
The Last Stand, 1h47
Directed by Kim Jee-woon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Luis Guzmán, Jaimie Alexander
Roles Frank Martinez
Rating63% 3.196743.196743.196743.196743.19674
Sheriff Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction, Arizona. He left his LAPD post following a bungled operation, and leaving him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled and his team decimated. The crimes experienced in Sommerton range from the Mayor parking his red Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the fire lane and vintage arms collector Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville) firing off guns at slabs of meat with the deputies.
Heleno
Heleno (2012)
, 1h56
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Association football films
Actors Rodrigo Santoro, Angie Cepeda, Alinne Moraes, Herson Capri, Othon Bastos, Jean-Pierre Noher
Roles Heleno de Freitas
Rating69% 3.4904253.4904253.4904253.4904253.490425
It tells the story of Heleno de Freitas (Rodrigo Santoro), a legendary football star who played for Botafogo during the 1940s. Most of all, Heleno's self-destructive behaviour turned him into a myth.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1h50
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick
Roles Alex
Rating57% 2.8517352.8517352.8517352.8517352.851735
Set in Atlanta, the film opens with fitness trainer Jules Baxter (Cameron Diaz) and her dance partner Evan Webber (Matthew Morrison) performing on the TV show Celebrity Dance Factor. They are crowned the winners of the show, but Jules vomits in their trophy, discovering that she is pregnant. Jules struggles when trying to balance her pregnancy with her normal active life. She has an ongoing argument with Evan over whether or not to have their son circumcised. During labor, she chooses not to have an epidural. She gives birth to a girl called Emerson, meaning their debate doesn't matter anymore. After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged.
Hemingway & Gellhorn, 2h34
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Roles Zarra
Rating62% 3.1499253.1499253.1499253.1499253.149925
Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a Key West bar. They ran into each other again in Spain where they were both covering the Spanish Civil War. They were staying in the same hotel on the same floor, and she resisted his advances. However, during a bombing raid, they found themselves trapped in the same room, and lust overcame them. They became lovers and stayed in Spain until 1939. In 1940 Hemingway divorced his second wife so that they could marry. Over time she became prominent in her own right. In 1945 she asked Hemingway for a divorce. He credits her with inspiring him to write the novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Rio
Rio (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch, Jemaine Clement
Roles Tulio (voice)
Rating68% 3.4471553.4471553.4471553.4471553.447155
In Brazil, various exotic birds are smuggled out of the country. In Moose Lake, Minnesota, a crate with a male Spix's macaw hatchling falls out of a truck and is found by a little girl named Linda Gunderson, who names him Blu. Over the next 15 years, Linda owns a bookstore. Highly domesticated and unable to fly, Blu is ridiculed frequently by the Canada geese that come by outside of Linda's bookstore.
There Be Dragons, 2h2
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurylenko, Golshifteh Farahani
Roles Oriol
Rating57% 2.894482.894482.894482.894482.89448
Le film raconte l'histoire d'un journaliste espagnol contemporain, Robert, qui essaye de renouer des relations avec son père mourant, Manolo. Ce dernier a participé à la guerre civile espagnole. Le journaliste découvre, petit à petit, à travers son travail de recherche sur la vie de son père, que ce dernier était un ami intime de Josémaria Escriva, avec qui il a eu des relations compliquées. Manolo s'est engagé pendant la Guerre d'Espagne, et est tombé amoureux d'une jeune Hongroise, Ildiko. Celle-ci le rejette et se lie à un chef de la Milice, Oriol. Manolo devient jaloux et s'engage sur les chemins de la trahison. Le début du film se déroule à Rome ; ensuite, une grande partie de l'action se passe en Espagne et la scène finale, très émouvante, à la frontière entre l'Espagne et Andorre.