Best Brazilian Directors of All Time (Melhores Diretores Brasileiros de Todos os Tempos)by heldergfernandes | created - 27 Sep 2012 | updated - 02 Oct 2012 | Public
Melhores diretores brasileiros, seja na televisão, cinema ou teatro.
Ordenado por ordem de nascimento.
Writer | O Pagador de Promessas
Anselmo Duarte was born on April 21, 1920 in Salto, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor and writer, known for The Given Word (1962), O Crime do Zé Bigorna (1977) and Vereda de Salvação (1965). He was married to Ilka Soares. He died on November 7, 2009 in São Paulo, São Paulo.
2. Carlos Manga
Director | Um Só Coração
Carlos Manga was born on January 6, 1928 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as José Carlos Aranha Manga. He was a director and producer, known for One Heart (2004), Vamos com Calma (1956) and Garotas e Samba (1957). He was married to Denise and Inalda de Carvalho. He died on September 17, ...
Writer | Casa de Areia
Luiz Carlos Barreto was born on May 20, 1928 in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil as Luiz Carlos Barreto Borges. He is a producer and writer, known for House of Sand (2005), Four Days in September (1997) and Isto É Pelé (1974). He is married to Lucy Barreto. They have two children.
Director | O Amuleto de Ogum
Nelson Pereira dos Santos was born on October 22, 1928 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for O Amuleto de Ogum (1974), Memórias do Cárcere (1984) and Tenda dos Milagres (1977). He was married to Ivelise Ferreira. He died on April 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, ...
Director | Compasso de Espera
Antunes Filho was born on December 12, 1929 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil as José Alves Antunes Filho. He was a director and writer, known for Compasso de Espera (1969), Grande Teatro Tupi (1951) and TV de Vanguarda (1952). He died on May 2, 2019 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
7. Ruy Guerra
Director | Estorvo
Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won ...
Director | A Escrava Isaura
Herval Rossano was born on April 23, 1933 in Campos dos Goitacases, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Herval Abreu. He was a director and actor, known for The Slave Isaura (2004), Caminos cruzados (1995) and A Sucessora (1978). He was married to Mayara Magri, Nívea Maria and Doris Guerrero. He died on May ...
10. Eduardo Coutinho
Director | Edifício Master
Eduardo Coutinho was born on May 11, 1933 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Eduardo de Oliveira Coutinho. He was a director and writer, known for Edifício Master (2002), The Mighty Spirit (1999) and Babilônia 2000 (1999). He was married to Maria das Dores de Oliveira. He died on ...
12. Walter Avancini
Director | Rabo-de-Saia
Walter Avancini was born on April 18, 1935 in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil as Nunciato Walter Avancini. He was a director and producer, known for Rabo-de-Saia (1984), Boca de Ouro (1990) and Almas de Pedra (1966). He was married to Débora Fuchs. He died on September 26, 2001 in Rio de ...
Writer | Todas as Mulheres do Mundo
Domingos de Oliveira was born on September 28, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Domingos José Soares de Oliveira. He was a writer and actor, known for Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966), Amores (1998) and Barata Ribeiro, 716 (2016). He was married to Priscilla Rozenbaum, Leila Diniz...
15. Daniel Filho
Director | Malu Mulher
Daniel Filho - Responsible for triggering an aesthetic revolution in Brazilian TV during the 1970s, he became a Midas of popular cinema in Brazil during the 2000s. He created one blockbuster after another, many adapted from the theatre. The "Se Eu Fosse Você" (If I Were You) franchise (2006-09), ...
16. Zelito Viana
Director | Avaeté - Semente da Vingança
Zelito Viana was born on May 5, 1938 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil as José Viana Paula de Oliveira. He is a director and producer, known for Avaeté - Semente da Vingança (1985), Morte e Vida Severina (1977) and Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão (2000). He is married to Vera Maria de Paula.
He was ...
17. Walter Lima Jr.
Director | A Ostra e o Vento
Walter Lima Jr. was born on November 26, 1938 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for The Oyster and the Wind (1997), Os Desafinados (2008) and Plantation Boy (1965). He was previously married to Telma Costa and Anecy Rocha.
18. Glauber Rocha
Director | Terra em Transe
He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio ...
20. Carlos Diegues
Director | Xica da Silva
Carlos Diegues was born on May 19, 1940 in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil as Carlos Diégues. He is a producer and director, known for Xica da Silva (1976), The Greatest Love of All (2006) and Better Days Ahead (1989). He has been married to Renata Maria de Almeida Magalhães since 1982. They have one child...
Cinematographer | Alma Corsária
Carlos Reichenbach was born on June 14, 1945 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Carlos Oscar Reichenbach Filho. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Buccaneer Soul (1993), Dois Córregos: Verdades Submersas no Tempo (1999) and Filme Demência (1986). He was married to...
27. Hector Babenco
Director | Carandiru
Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Eduardo Babenco. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1981) and Lucio Flavio (1977). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and Xuxa Lopes. He died on July 13, 2016 in ...
Director | O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Rogério Sganzerla was born on May 4, 1946 in Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for The Red Light Bandit (1968), O Signo do Caos (2005) and The Woman of Everyone (1969). He was married to Helena Ignez. He died on January 9, 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil.
31. Roberto Talma
Director | O Profeta
Roberto Talma was born on April 29, 1949 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Roberto Talma Vieira. He was a director and producer, known for The Prophet (2006), Negócio da China (2008) and Agora é Que São Elas (2003). He was married to Maria Zilda Bethlem. He died on April 23, ...
34. Marcos Paulo
Director | Porto dos Milagres
Marcos Paulo was born on March 1, 1951 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Marcos Paulo Simões. He was an actor and director, known for Port of Miracles (2001), A Indomada (1997) and Começar de Novo (2004). He was married to Antônia Fontenelle, Flávia Alessandra, Renata Sorrah, Márcia Mendes ...
36. Guel Arraes
Director | O Auto da Compadecida
Guel Arraes was born on December 12, 1953 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil as Miguel Arraes de Alencar Filho. He is a director and writer, known for A Dog's Will (2000), Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003) and A Comedy of Private Lives (1995). He has been married to Carolina Jabor since 2003. He was ...
38. Bruno Barreto
Director | Flores Raras
Bruno Barreto was born on March 16, 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Bruno Villela Barreto Borges. He is a director and producer, known for Reaching for the Moon (2013), Four Days in September (1997) and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976). He was previously married to Amy Irving.
Director | Blindness
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.
He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos and video art. They won a huge number of ...
40. Walter Salles
Director | Central do Brasil
Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Foreign Land (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child.
41. Jayme Monjardim
Director | O Clone
Jayme Monjardim was born on May 19, 1956 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Jayme Monjardim Matarazzo. He is a director and producer, known for The Clone (2001), Pantanal (1990) and Olga (2004). He has been married to Tânia Mara since March 10, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married ...
Director | Lavoura Arcaica
Carvalho studied Architecture and Literature. For cinema, still very young, in 1984, wrote and directed the short film "A Espera", based on "A Lover's Discourse: Fragments ", by Roland Barthes, which won the best film, actress and photography awards [Concha de Oro] at the 34th Festival de San ...
Director | A Favorita
Ricardo Waddington was born on December 22, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Ricardo Capille Waddington. He is a director and producer, known for The Favorite (2008), Cabocla (2004) and The Enchanted Tale (2011). He was previously married to Helena Ranaldi and Lídia Brondi.
45. Cao Hamburger
Cao Hamburger was born in Sao Paulo. His second feature film, "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation", competed in the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and is the recipient of the Rio International Film Festival Audience Award and the Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Award for Best Screenplay. His ...
47. José Padilha
Producer | Tropa de Elite
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...
Director | Casa de Areia
Andrucha Waddington (born January 20,1970) is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter.
His several film credits include "Me You Them" (2000), Mention spéciale of Un Certain Regard in Cannes, an Official Selection of Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, Brazil's official entry to the ...