Rodrigo Santoro

Birthday: Aug 22, 1975
Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian-born actor Rodrigo Santoro discovered his interest in performing, like a lot of actors, while he was still a teenager. He would sometimes travel from his suburban home to nearby Rio de Janeiro for auditions, though his efforts wouldn't pay off until he'd already moved to the city. He was in his first semester of college when he was cast in a Brazilian soap opera, which he worked on while still living in the dorms. Santoro continued to work in his home country, soon transitioning to the big screen, where he gained more and more fame, as well as critical respect. Then, in 2003, Canadian producer Robert Allan Ackerman contacted Santoro after seeing him give such impressive performances in Brazilian cinema. Ackerman offered him a role in his TV movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, starring Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, and Brian Dennehy. Santoro jumped at the chance to work with such great actors and hopefully transition into North American film, and sure enough, after filming wrapped, he was offered a role in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Next, he played the office mate and potential love interest of Laura Linney in Love Actually, and by 2007, Santoro had a major role in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, playing Xerxes, king of Persia, in the action-packed 300. Santoro also joined the third season of the hit prime-time drama series Lost in 2006, but protective fans of the show didn't take well to the addition of a new character, so his tenure with the series was short.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% Un Traductor Actor 2018
25% Ben-Hur Jesus $26.4M 2016
30% Pelé: Birth of a Legend Brazilian Announcer $40.6K 2016
8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) Actor 2016
41% Jane Got a Gun Fitchum $1M 2016
47% The 33 Laurence Golborne $9.2M 2015
56% Focus Garriga $50.3M 2015
47% Rio 2 Tulio $113.7M 2014
44% 300: Rise of an Empire Xerxes $91.1M 2014
No Score Yet Quem se importa (Who Cares?) Actor 2014
61% The Last Stand Frank Martinez $12.1M 2013
No Score Yet Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury Actor 2013
42% Heleno Heleno Producer 2012
23% What to Expect When You're Expecting Alex $41.2M 2012
No Score Yet Meu País Actor 2012
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Paco Zarra 2012
No Score Yet Reis E Ratos Actor 2012
12% There Be Dragons Oriol $1.1M 2011
72% Rio Tulio/Soccer Announcer $143.7M 2011
71% I Love You Phillip Morris Jimmy $2.1M 2010
No Score Yet Black Oasis Actor 2010
8% Post Grad David Santiago $6.3M 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Raul Castro $1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Raul Castro $2.1M 2008
89% Leonera (Lion's Den) Ramiro 2008
68% Redbelt Bruno Silva $2.3M 2008
No Score Yet Out of Tune (Os Desafinados) Joaquim 2008
No Score Yet Not By Chance Actor 2007
60% 300 Xerxes $210.6M 2007
No Score Yet A Dona da História Young Luis 2004
67% Carandiru Lady Di 2004
63% Love Actually Karl $59.4M 2003
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle Randy Emmers $100.7M 2003
No Score Yet Tennessee Williams' The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Young Man 2003
74% Behind the Sun Tonho 2001
No Score Yet Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm) Actor 2001

TV

CREDIT
86% Westworld
2015-2018
Harlan Bell Hector Escaton
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
90% Lost
2004-2010
Paulo
  • 2007
  • 2006

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