Walter Moreira Salles Jr.

Walter Moreira Salles Jr.
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He was born on 12 April 1956, Rio de Janeiro. He is a Brazilian filmmaker and producer. He is a son of a Brazilian banker and ambassador Walter Moreira Salles. His family own the Unibanco bank, one of the richest bank in south America.
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He went to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first film was Terra Estrangeira (1995). It has a small box-office hit and appreciated form many critics. He made another film called Central do Brasil (1998). It was nominated two Academy Awards for a Leading Role and Best Foreign Language Film.
He was voted to be one of the 40 Best Directors in the World by The Guardian in 2003
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He made is first English language Hollywood film Dark Water (2002). It was an adaptation of a Japanese film of the same name. His most internationally famous film is Diarios de Motocicleta (2004). It was a box-office hit in South America and Europe.
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He recently working on three project which will be released soon.
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His interesting films
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Terra Estrangeira (1995)
Central do Brasil (1998)
Dark Water (2002)
Diarios de Motocicleta (2004)
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