Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes is an English film and stage director, producer and screenwriter. In theatre, he is known for his dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1995), and Gypsy (2003). In film, he made his directorial debut with the drama American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director.
For directing the play The Ferryman, Mendes was awarded the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2019. For the war film 1917 (2019), he received the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Academy Award nomination for Best Director and a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
In 2000, Mendes was appointed a CBE for his services to drama, and he was knighted in the 2020 New Years Honours List. In 2000 he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany. In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
Sam Mendes has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Date of birth:
August 1, 1965
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