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Seu Jorge is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Songs Brésilien born on 8 june 1970

Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge
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Birth name Jorge Mário da Silva
Nationality Bresil
Birth 8 june 1970 (53 years)

Seu Jorge (born June 8, 1970; [ˈsew ˈʒɔʁʒi]) is a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor. Born Jorge Mário da Silva, he was raised in a favela in what is now known as the city of Belford Roxo, near Rio de Janeiro. When he was 19, he became homeless and remained homeless for three years; nonetheless, his musical talent flourished when he was living in the streets and he became known in the favelas. He is considered by many a renewer of Brazilian pop samba. Seu Jorge cites samba schools, and American soul singer Stevie Wonder as major musical influences. Jorge is also known for his role as Knockout Ned in the 2002 film City of God. His work has notably received praise from several of his fellow musicians such as Beck and David Bowie.

Biography

As a singer, Seu Jorge was part of the band Farofa Carioca, writing most of the songs of their 1998 debut album Moro no Brasil. In 2001 he released Samba Esporte Fino, a pop album influenced by musicians Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Milton Nascimento. It was released outside Brazil under the name Carolina in 2003. His second album, the critically acclaimed Cru ("Raw"), was released in 2005. Seu Jorge also recorded the live duo album "Ana & Jorge" with Brazilian singer Ana Carolina, released in Brazil in 2005.

Seu Jorge has gained exposure through his work as an actor and soundtrack composer. He appeared in the critically acclaimed 2002 film City of God as Mané Galinha, directed by filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, and then played Pelé dos Santos in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, for which he provided much of the soundtrack in the form of Portuguese language cover versions of David Bowie classics. Bowie later went on to say about his cover album, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, that "had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with."

In June 2006, he performed at Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee and at the Festival Sudoeste TMN in Portugal. He has also performed in 2006 at the Bluesfest in Ottawa and performed at the Harbourfront in Toronto. Jorge's performances are known for their excitement as well as for getting the crowd moving. In January 2010 he performed with Thievery Corporation at the Austin City Limits, which was later broadcast on PBS.

His album 'América Brasil' had a limited Brazilian release in 2007 under his label Cafuné Gravadora, distributed in the UK by Proper Music Distribution. In May 2010, Now-Again Records announced that Jorge's new album, Seu Jorge & Almaz, a collaboration with drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from Nação Zumbi and bassist and composer Antonio Pinto would be released in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand on July 27 and in Europe on September 14. The album has been described as "how powerful Brazilian soul music can be."

In 2011, he collaborated with Beck on the Mario C. remix of "Tropicália" for the Red Hot Organization's most recent charitable album "Red Hot+Rio 2." The album is a follow-up to the 1996 "Red Hot+Rio." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.

In 2012, he collaborated with American fashion designer Rachel Roy on a line of sportswear, footwear, jewelry and handbags. The collaboration is part of Macy's new campaign spotlighting Brazil and its culture and is available exclusively at Macy's and on Rachel Roy's website.

On August 12, 2012, Seu Jorge performed in the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London during the Handover section of the ceremony which was an eight-minute segment that introduced Rio to the world. Jorge performed alongside Rio artists B Negão, and Marisa Monte and concluded with a surprise appearance by Pelé.

Seu Jorge appeared on rapper Talib Kweli's May, 2013 album, Prisoner of Conscious, on the song "Favela Love". On January 10 2015, Seu Jorge appeared as a headline act as part of the Sydney Festival, playing a free, live show in The Domain with a capacity of up to 60,000 people.

He currently lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles, California.

In 2015, he was nominated for the 16th Latin Grammy Awards in the Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album category.

Best films

City of God (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

Alice Braga
Alice Braga
(2 films)
Douglas Silva
Douglas Silva
(2 films)
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(1 films)
Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Seu Jorge (9 films)

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Actor

Pelé: Birth of a Legend, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Seu Jorge, André Mattos
Roles Dondinho
Rating71% 3.556553.556553.556553.556553.55655
Ayant grandi dans les favelas, le jeune Edson, dit Pelé, est formé au football de rue, imprégné du ginga qui est l'essence du football brésilien mais qui est aussi accusé de la défaite cuisante de 1950 et de la déchéance sportive qui s'ensuit. 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 de 1958, où, à seulement 17 ans, il impose une créativité footbalistique retrouvée.
City of God: 10 Years Later, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Silva, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films
Actors Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Douglas Silva, Matheus Nachtergaele
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.2092753.2092753.2092753.2092753.209275
Ce film s'intéresse à la vie des acteurs du film réalisé par Fernando Meirelles et Katia Lund en 2002. Ce documentaire montre les différents résultats qu'eût ce succès mondial dans la vie de chacun de ses acteurs.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, 1h55
Directed by José Padilha
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Wagner Moura, Milhem Cortaz, André Ramiro, Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Tainá Müller
Roles Beirada
Rating79% 3.997873.997873.997873.997873.99787
The film starts in medias res, 13 years after Baiano's death. Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is shown leaving a hospital, and a man reports this on his radio chatter. Soon after, his car is blocked and gunned down by unknown shooters.
The Escapist, 1h35
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh
Roles Viv Batista
Rating66% 3.3465653.3465653.3465653.3465653.346565
The film runs two narratives simultaneously, preparation of the escape and the escape itself.
The House of Sand, 1h55
Directed by Andrucha Waddington
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge, Stênio Garcia, Enrique Díaz
Roles Massu (1910-1919)
Rating72% 3.6437253.6437253.6437253.6437253.643725
In 1910, pregnant Áurea (Torres) along with her mother, Maria (Montenegro) arrive at a remote, desert-like part of the Brazilian state of Maranhão—called the Lençóis Maranhenses—where her fanatical husband Vasco de Sá (Ruy Guerra) has relocated the family from the state's capital, São Luís, to start a farm. Soon the white settlers realize that they are not alone: a group of descendants of runaway slaves live in the area, in a settlement—generally known as a quilombo—they call "The Island" because it is the only permanently fertile spot in a sea of sand where it rains only during the rainy season. Due to the madness of Vasco, Maria seeks to bribe the black settlers to take her and her daughter away, but they, while taking her money (it is basically useless in the local barter economy), do no such thing.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 1h58
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum
Roles Pelé dos Santos
Rating71% 3.5993053.5993053.5993053.5993053.599305
While oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou is working on his latest documentary at sea, his best friend Esteban du Plantier is eaten by a creature Zissou describes as a "Jaguar shark." For his next project, Zissou is determined to document the shark's destruction.
City of God, 2h10
Directed by Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Jonathan Haagensen, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge, Douglas Silva
Roles Mané Galinha
Rating85% 4.299234.299234.299234.299234.29923
In the opening scene, chickens are being prepared for a meal when a chicken escapes and an armed gang chases after it in a favela called the Cidade de Deus ("City of God"). The chicken stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket (Buscapé), who believes that the gang wants to kill him. A flashback traces Rocket, the narrator, back to the late 1960s. He lived incredibly poor in this slum of Rio.
Moro no Brasil, 1h45
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Seu Jorge, Mika Kaurismäki
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.2895153.2895153.2895153.2895153.289515
A musical voyage into the heart of the largest country in Latin America, a legacy of the successive inhabitants of Brazil: Indians, Europeans, Africans... All these cultural influences have piled up in the same way that geological stratifications do, offering a variety of rhythms: Forró, Frevo, Embolada, Samba... To make this documentary, the Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki has traveled 4,000 kilometers, crossed three states in the Northwest of Brazil, and spoken to more than thirty musicians, most of them street musicians and unknown to foreigners.

Director

City of God: 10 Years Later, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Silva, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films
Actors Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Douglas Silva, Matheus Nachtergaele
Rating64% 3.2092753.2092753.2092753.2092753.209275
Ce film s'intéresse à la vie des acteurs du film réalisé par Fernando Meirelles et Katia Lund en 2002. Ce documentaire montre les différents résultats qu'eût ce succès mondial dans la vie de chacun de ses acteurs.

Scriptwriter

City of God: 10 Years Later, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Silva, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Seu Jorge
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films
Actors Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Douglas Silva, Matheus Nachtergaele
Rating64% 3.2092753.2092753.2092753.2092753.209275
Ce film s'intéresse à la vie des acteurs du film réalisé par Fernando Meirelles et Katia Lund en 2002. Ce documentaire montre les différents résultats qu'eût ce succès mondial dans la vie de chacun de ses acteurs.

Sound

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 1h58
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum
Roles Songs
Rating71% 3.5993053.5993053.5993053.5993053.599305
While oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou is working on his latest documentary at sea, his best friend Esteban du Plantier is eaten by a creature Zissou describes as a "Jaguar shark." For his next project, Zissou is determined to document the shark's destruction.