Rodrigo Santoro

Rodrigo Santoro

Highest Rated: 90% Lion's Den (2008)

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

Birthday: Aug 22, 1975

Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A sought-after leading man in South America, actor Rodrigo Santoro successfully transitioned to Hollywood in several critically and commercially acclaimed projects. After gaining fame on Brazilian television, Santoro earned raves for his starring turn as an institutionalized teenager in the gritty drama "Brainstorm" (2001). He was soon courted by international filmmakers for such projects as "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (Showtime, 2003), "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003) and "Love Actually" (2003). A high-profile television ad for Chanel - directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman - brought him further attention. It was, however, the talented actor's one-two punch as the detestable crash survivor Paulo on the third season of "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and the Persian King Xerxes in director Zack Snyder's stylized rendition of Frank Miller's graphic novel "300" (2007) that put him on the mainstream radar. While not catapulting to the Hollywood stardom some predicted, Santoro nonetheless continued to deliver inspired performances alongside some of cinema's finest talents in movies like "Redbelt" (2008), "Che" (2008), "I Love You Phillip Morris" (2009) and "There Be Dragons" (2011). Blessed not only with leading man good looks, but the talent and drive to move beyond those limitations, Santoro was assured a satisfying career, both in his homeland and abroad.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 47% Project Power Biggie (Character) - 2020
29% No Score Yet Last Call Carlos (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Warrior Piata (Character) - 2020
67% 87% Un traductor Malin (Character) $4.4K 2018
43% 37% Jane Got a Gun Fitchum (Character) $1.5M 2016
25% 53% Ben-Hur Jesus Christ (Character) $26.4M 2016
33% 69% Pelé Unknown (Character) $42.9K 2016
48% 59% The 33 Laurence Golborne (Character) $12M 2015
56% 53% Focus Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 61% Focus Garriga (Character) $53.9M 2015
45% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Xerxes (Character) $106.6M 2014
8% 12% Rio, I Love You Ele (Character) - 2014
48% 58% Rio 2 Tullio (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Cares? Narrator - 2013
No Score Yet 62% Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury PIeta/Junior (Voice) - 2013
61% 53% The Last Stand Frank Martinez (Character) $12M 2013
49% 41% Hemingway & Gellhorn Zarra (Character) - 2012
22% 47% What to Expect When You're Expecting Alex (Character) $41.1M 2012
12% 54% There Be Dragons Oriol (Character) $1.1M 2011
46% 55% Heleno Heleno (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 80% My Country Marcos (Character) - 2011
72% 71% Rio Tulio/Soccer Announcer (Voice) - 2011
8% 27% Post Grad David (Character) $6.4M 2009
71% 61% I Love You Phillip Morris Jimmy (Character) $2M 2009
68% 75% Che: Part One Raul Castro (Character) $1.7M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Che Raul Castro (Character) - 2008
79% 66% Che: Part Two Raul Castro (Character) - 2008
90% 72% Lion's Den Ramiro (Character) $13.7K 2008
No Score Yet 54% Out of Tune Joaquim / Antonio Goldfaber (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 68% Not by Chance Pedro (Character) - 2007
61% 89% 300 Xerxes (Character) $210.6M 2006
No Score Yet 56% Owner of the Story Young Luiz Cláudio (Character) - 2004
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Randy Emmers (Character) $100.8M 2003
No Score Yet 60% The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Young Man (Character) - 2003
67% 85% Carandiru Lady Di (Character) $214K 2003
64% 72% Love Actually Karl (Character) $59.4M 2003
No Score Yet 83% Brainstorm Wilson Souza Neto (Character) - 2001
74% 88% Behind the Sun Tonio (Character) $64.2K 2001

TV

Credit
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2020
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
53% 95% Reprisal Joel Kelly (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
82% 75% Westworld Hector Escaton (Character) 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sound & Fury Sanjay (Character) 2009
85% 92% Lost Paulo (Guest Star) 2006-2007

QUOTES FROM Rodrigo Santoro CHARACTERS

Xerxes says: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

Tulio says: There could be an entire flock out there!

Xerxes says: Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand. I require only that you kneel.

Xerxes says: I am your king!

Artemisia says: Do not forget who put the crown on your childish head! I will lead all my ships against Themistokles. Sit and watch from your golden throne, and enjoy the safety I provided you.

Xerxes says: Our arrows will blot out the sun!

Persian says: Our arrows will blot out the sun!

King Leonidas says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Stelios says: Then we will fight in the shade.

Linda says: Wow! You really are communicating!

Tulio says: Yes! I spoke to him by shaking my tail feathers, thus referring to his dominance.

Blu says: ....I did not get that at all...

Tulio says: You will be with him every step of the way, and I will be with you!

Tulio says: You will be with him every step of the way. And I will be with you.

Tulio says: I'm not really built for this weather...

Tulio says: I'm not really built for this weather.

Tulio says: Come tomorrow night, everyone will be dressed like that!

Linda says: Oh! Not me!

Tulio says: Linda! You gotta shake your tushy!

Linda says: NO! We don't shake our tushies in Minesotta!

Xerxes says: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

King Leonidas says: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.

Tulio says: Lionel Ritchie, Works everytime