Walter Salles

Walter Salles

Highest Rated: 97% Aquarius (2016)

Lowest Rated: 45% On the Road (2012)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1956

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For a director more interested in following his creative intuition than calculating his career, Walter Salles won several awards and international acclaim which helped him earn a reputation as one of Brazil's leading filmmakers. After starting his career directing documentaries in the 1980s, Salles transitioned to narrative filmmaking with "A Grande Arte" (1991) and earned international attention for the socially conscious "Terra Estrangeira" (1995). In collaboration with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, he received Oscar consideration with "Central Station" (1998) and enhanced his reputation as a striking filmmaker with "Behind the Sun" (2001). But it was the widely hailed road movie, "The Motorcycle Diaries" (2004) that allowed Salles to gain a foothold in Hollywood proper, leading to directing the remake of the Japanese horror thriller "Dark Water" (2005) and the long-developed adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" (2012). As he continued making films in his native Brazil, Salles had broken through in the States, where he continued rising in prominence while making creatively challenging films.




80% No Score Yet Mariner of the Mountains Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homing Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Has the Time Gone Director - 2017
97% 78% Aquarius Producer $285.9K 2016
83% No Score Yet Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang Director,
- 2014
45% 34% On the Road Director $717.8K 2012
No Score Yet 37% Quincas Berro d'Água Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 55% Café de los Maestros Executive Producer - 2008
77% 72% Linha de Passe Director - 2008
75% 61% Love for Sale Producer $12.0K 2006
86% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
$4.9M 2006
60% 57% Lower City Producer $130.6K 2005
47% 28% Dark Water Director $25.5M 2005
83% 92% The Motorcycle Diaries Director $16.8M 2004
91% 97% City of God Executive Producer $7.6M 2002
60% 81% Madame Satã Producer $198.2K 2002
74% 88% Behind the Sun Director,
$64.2K 2001
94% 95% Central Station Director,
$6.2M 1998
No Score Yet 52% Midnight Director,
- 1998
No Score Yet 90% Foreign Land Writer,
Film Editing
- 1995
No Score Yet 50% Exposure Director $23.3K 1991