Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles

Highest Rated: 100% Waste Land (2010)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: Nov 09, 1955

Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Among the prominent Latin filmmakers to have emerged during the late-20th and early-21st centuries, director Fernando Meirelles has perhaps been the most critically acclaimed of them all-no small feat when his contemporaries have included Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Amenabar. With his breakout feature, the Oscar-nominated "City of God" (2002), a violent and kinetic film about drug-dealing gangs in the slums of Rio de Janiero, Meirelles displayed a flair for stylized camera moves, rapid editing and gritty realism-elements that soon became trademarks. A one-time commercial director, Meirelles has taken a non-traditional approach to filmmaking, using barebones crews, non-actors in major roles and major stars as camera operators for point-of-view shots. The results have been some of the most stunning and vibrant films to have emerged from south of the Rio Grande.




89% 88% The Two Popes Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Green Wall Executive Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liquid Truth Associate Producer - 2018
85% 66% Vazante Associate Producer $22.8K 2017
61% 46% Zoom Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Law Producer - 2015
66% 70% Trash Executive Producer $10.2K 2014
8% 12% Rio, I Love You Director - 2014
No Score Yet 55% Father's Chair Producer - 2012
80% 65% Tropicália Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Xingu Producer - 2012
20% 32% 360 Director,
Executive Producer
$97.8K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Americana Executive Producer - 2011
100% 90% Waste Land Executive Producer $187.7K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet José & Pilar Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 42% VIPs Producer - 2010
71% 62% Adrift Producer - 2009
44% 47% Blindness Director $3.1M 2008
74% 78% City of Men Producer $307.1K 2007
No Score Yet 68% Not by Chance Producer - 2007
83% 82% The Constant Gardener Director $33.6M 2005
91% 97% City of God Director $7.6M 2002
No Score Yet 71% Maids Director - 2001


No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020


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