Fernando Meirelles

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Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (Portuguese: [feɾˈnɐ̃du mejˈɾɛlis]; born 9 November 1955) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for co-directing the film City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films, which received international critical acclaim. For his work in the film, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Meirelles has received more than 540,512 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Fernando Meirelles is the 334th most popular film director (up from 463rd in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 186th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Fernando Meirelles ranks 334 out of 1,580Before him are Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Merian C. Cooper, Aaron Russo, Walerian Borowczyk, Robert Frank, and Irvin Kershner. After him are Adrian Lyne, Peter Bogdanovich, J. J. Abrams, Michael Anderson, Satoshi Kon, and Juan Antonio Bardem.

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Among people born in 1955, Fernando Meirelles ranks 68Before him are Safet Sušić, Jean Tigana, Eddie Van Halen, Griffin Dunne, Michael Schenker, and Siri Hustvedt. After him are Hans-Peter Briegel, Richard Schiff, Yo-Yo Ma, Iman, Jeff Daniels, and Adem Jashari.

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Among people born in Brazil, Fernando Meirelles ranks 120 out of 1,947Before him are Chico Xavier (1910), Augusto Boal (1931), Baden Powell (1937), Loalwa Braz (1953), Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (1954), and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943). After him are Chico Mendes (1944), Émerson Leão (1949), Fernando Collor de Mello (1949), Jânio Quadros (1917), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), and Floriano Peixoto (1839).


Among film directors born in Brazil, Fernando Meirelles ranks 1After him are Glauber Rocha (1939), Alberto Cavalcanti (1897), Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1928), Walter Salles (1956), José Padilha (1967), Bruno Barreto (1955), and Carlos Saldanha (1965).

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