From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is known for his 1998 production of Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming, and his debut film, American Beauty, for which he won an Academy Award for Directing.
- 1990: Began directing for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- 1992: became artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse theatre
- 1994: directed revival of Oliver! (with score specially revised and added to by the original composer and lyricist, Lionel Bart) at the London Palladium; the show ran for four years, becoming, on 8 July 1997, the longest-running show at that venue.
- 1994: directed revival of Cabaret
- 1998: directed David Hare's The Blue Room, starring Nicole Kidman (and Iain Glen).
- 2003: directed a Broadway revival of Gypsy, starring Bernadette Peters.
- 2003: started film and theatre production company, Neal Street Productions, with Pippa Harris and Caro Newling.
|Year||Film||Oscar nominations||Oscar wins|
|2002||Road to Perdition||6||1|
|2009||Away We Go|
|2002||Road to Perdition|
|2006||Starter for 10||(executive producer)|
|2007||The Kite Runner||(executive producer)|
|Things We Lost in the Fire|