Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes

Director of Broadway's Cabaret (1998)
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5 years-old. Sam was educated at Cambridge University and joined the Chichester Festival Theatre following his graduation in 1987. Afterwards he directed Judi Dench in The Cherry Orchard, for which he won a Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer. He then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he directed such productions as Troilus and Cressida with Ralph Fiennes and Richard III. In 1992, he became artistic director of the reopened Donmar Warehouse in London, where he directed such productions as 'The Glass Menagerie' and the revival of the musical 'Cabaret', which earned four Tony Awards including one for Best Revival of a Musical. He also directed 'The Blue Room', starring Nicole Kidman. In 1999 he got the chance to direct his first feature film, American Beauty (1999). The movie earned 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Mendes, which is a rare feat for a first time film director.Source: imdb.com
I want to inspire, and be inspired.More Sam Mendes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am not a master-class director. I am not a teacher. I am a coach. I dont have a methodology. Each actor is different. And on the film set, you have to be next to them all.More Sam Mendes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think movies are a director's medium in the end. Theater is the actor's medium. Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding. I believe in great live performance.More Sam Mendes quotes [07/28/2011 05:07:51]
Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.More Sam Mendes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For me, certain shots or scenes are keys in the movie.More Sam Mendes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin A lie is a statistic for which there are not enough numbers. (Anatoly Yurkin) [06/24/2019 07:06:18] More


Anatoly Yurkin Pension reform is a broken lock on the funeral business income portfolio. [07/20/2019 12:07:22] More


Eugeny Antonuk The most mysterious thing in the world is freedom: everyone talks about it, but no one has seen it. [06/23/2019 05:06:09] More


Anatoly Yurkin Pension reform is a showcase of the funeral business, designed on the initiative of the state bureaucracy. [06/24/2019 12:06:40] More


Anatoly Yurkin Pension reform is the closed source code of the operating system of the funeral business. [06/27/2019 12:06:24] More