Caio Blat de Oliveira is a Brazilian actor. Blat was born in Brazil, he studied Law at the University of São Paulo, the largest and one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, but dropped out because of his acting career. Caio is cousin of the playwright Rogério Blat and of the actor Ricardo Blat; the surname Blat is of Catalan origin and means'wheat'. Blat was discovered at age 8, when he accompanied his sisters to a test at an advertising agency, on their mother's initiative, he thereafter became a familiar face in advertising. He has participated in over 200 productions in various media. Self-taught, Blat never finished the Law course he started. Blat has significant work in television and theater. In 2006, Blat joined the cast of the remake of the telenovela Sinhá Moça, as the abolitionist Mário, participated in two plays, Mordendo os Lábios and O Mundo é um Moinho. In 2007, he was in the TV production Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes, as the rubber tapper Xavier, he was acting in the theater with the plays The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Chorin.
In that year, he won the São Paulo Citizen of the Year Prize in the actor category, for his contribution to the city. Blat never played a stereotypical lead role, yet he always played some important role in the telenovelas, he says he prefers to work on stage and film rather than on TV. Blat works as a volunteer in a charity which caters for 400 needy children in Campinas, São Paulo, it was there that he met Antônio. In 2006, Blat began dating actress Maria Ribeiro, whom he married in November 2007, their son Bento was born in January 2010. Caio Blat is a Spiritist
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men, he has received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar adentro, Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work, he is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar, as well as the first Spaniard to win one, for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men, 2008. He received his third Academy Award nomination, second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful. Bardem was born in the Canary Islands, Spain, his mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague, was a businessman involved in environmental work.
The two separated shortly after his birth and his mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors, he comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Bardem was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith by his grandmother; as a child, he spent time on film sets. At age six, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez's El Pícaro, he played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team. Though he grew up in a family full of actors, Bardem did not see himself going into the family business. Painting was his first love, he went on to study painting for four years at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Oficios. In need of money he took acting jobs to support his painting, but he says he was a bad painter and abandoned that career pursuit. In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante, he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.
Bardem has confessed to having worked as a stripper during his struggling acting career. Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem. Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter; the film, which starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He starred again in Luna's next film Golden Balls. Bardem's talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor, his first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber. After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.
He received praise from his idol Al Pacino. For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard. After, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which went to Colin Farrell. Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in The Dancer Upstairs. Malkovich had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective's assistant, but the movie's taking so long to obtain financing gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective. "I will always be grateful to him because he gave me my first chance to work in English", has said Bardem of Malkovich. Bardem won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Mar Adentro, released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted suicide activist Ramón Sampedro, he made his Hollywood debut in a brief appearance as a crime lord who summons Tom Cruise's hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses in the crime drama Collateral.
He stars in Miloš Forman's 2006 film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, where he plays a twisted monk during the Spanish Inquisition. In 2007, Bardem acted in two film adaptations: the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, the adaptation of the Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera with Giovanna Mezzogiorno by Gabriel García Márquez. In No Country for Old Men, he played Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spaniard to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem's rendition of Chigurh's trademark word, "What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?" (in respo
Antônio de Carvalho Barbosa, best known by the artistic name Tony Ramos, is a Brazilian actor. Ramos has played leading roles in major telenovela productions for more than four decades. Many of his most famous roles share the characteristics of morality. Many of Ramos' more recent starring roles in novelas have cast him playing non-Brazilians, including the Greek Nikos, the American Percival Farquhar, the Indian Opash, the Italian Antonio Mattoli. Ramos is fluent in English and Spanish, has some knowledge of Italian. Ramos' acting process does not involve internalizing the character's emotions. Tony Ramos was born in the son of Maria Antonia Barbosa, a teacher, he spent his youth in the country side of the Brazilian state São Paulo. Since he was a child, he expressed interest in acting and theater, drawing inspiration from Oscarito's films. In São Paulo, he made amateur theater while participating in the Teatro Cultura de São Paulo, where he staged plays for children, he holds a degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.
Tony Ramos is one of the most important actors in Brazil known for his work in telenovelas. His use of an Anglicized first name was common at the time he began his acting career, the name Ramos is the last name of a relative. Ramos was born in the country side of Paraná and spent his youth in Ourinhos in the country side of the state of São Paulo; as a boy, he dreamed of being an actor. When young Ramos watched the films of Oscarito, he wanted to be like him. While living in São Paulo, he performed in amateur theater with the Teatro Cultura Artística de São Paulo. At 16 years old, he was part of the musical team “Tony e Tom & Jerry” that made an appearance on the TV show Jovem Guarda. In 1964, he made his debut as an actor on television, appearing in skits on the program Novos em Foco, on the channel TV Tupi; the show served as a testing ground for rising young actors, after signing with TV Tupi, he participated in TV de Vanguarda, TV de Comédia and Grande Teatro Tupi. In 1965, Ramos appeared in his first novela, A Outra..
While at TV Tupi, he appeared in various other productions, among them: Antônio Maria the novela that gave his career a major boost. In 1977, Ramos moved at the same time moving to Rio de Janeiro. At Rede Globo, he consolidated his success, his first performance for the network was in the novela Espelho Mágico. In the same year, he shared duties as host of the musical program Globo de Ouro with the actress Christiane Torloni. By the end of the year he was starring in the novela O Astro, in which he took his first lead role at Rede Globo. During the novela, Ramos appeared in the first male nude scene in Brazilian novelas, despite the censorship of the military dictatorship in power at the time. In 1979, he starred in the novela Pai Herói. Afterwards, he joined the cast of the novela Chega Mais in the role of the grifter Tom, who despite the dubious nature of the character was the protagonist of the novela, beside Gelly, played by Sônia Braga. In 1981, he acted for the first time in a novela written by Manoel Carlos, playing the twins João Victor and Quinzinho in the novela Baila Comigo.
His performance, in which he distinguished the two characters without resort to makeup, using techniques of voice and posture to define the characters, was acclaimed by the critics. He co-starred in the novela Sol de Verão, in a sensitive portrayal of the deaf-mute Abel. In the novela Champagne, he played the son of a humble waiter, who had to fight to prove his father innocent of a false accusation of murder, he began a sequence of lead roles in novelas, among them the mysterious Pardel in the novela Livre para Voar, the hitman Riobaldo in the historical novela Grande Sertão: Veredas, the ambitious Cristiano in the remake of Selva de Pedra, the muddled taxidriver Tonico in Bebê a Bordo, the engineer Jorge in the miniseries O Primo Basílio, the bankrupt millionaire Edu in Rainha da Sucata, the biologist João in the miniseries O Sorriso do Lagarto, the lawyer Álvaro in Felicidade. In 1993, he hosted some episodes of Você Decide while participating in the novela Olho no Olho, in the role of Father Guido, who leaves the priesthood to fight a crime syndicate.
In 1994,he participated in the pilot of the series A Comédia da Vida Privada. In 1995, he starred in the novela A Próxima Vítima; the next year he returned to host Você Decide, in addition to joining the regular cast of the series A Vida Como Ela É and starred in the novela Anjo de Mim. In 1998, he was featured as one of the principal characters of the novela Torre de Babel as the ex-con Clementino, who begins the novela in prison for havin
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
Poder Paralelo is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Rede Record that premiered on April 14, 2009 and ended on March 10, 2010. Written by Lauro César Muniz and directed by Ignácio Coqueiro, it will portray a corruption scheme involving an Italian-Brazilian family. Prior to Record's official announcement, the media was referring to the telenovela by its working title Vendetta, it ran for one season. The telenovela focuses on Tony Castellamare, a Brazilian citizen of Italian origin living in Palermo, he maintains the image of a merchant exporter, but is the leader of the Sicilian drug mafia. After an attack aimed at him kills his wife Marina and their twin daughters, Tony returns to São Paulo seeking revenge, at the same time he is investigated by the uncorruptible federal police officer Teolônio "Téo" Meira. Poder Paralelo is based on Honra ou Vendetta, the only novel by sports journalist and cuisine author Sílvio Lancelotti published in 2001; the plot, had to be readapted, since the book contained only five major female characters.
According to Muniz, Téo is based on the federal police officer Protógenes Queiroz, responsible for the investigation and arrest of banker Daniel Dantas, accused of money laundering and convicted for attempting to bribe a federal police officer. The head of Rede Record vetoed Muniz from writing scenes featuring thighs, breasts and coarse language; this caused a controversy in Brazil, as well as accusations of hipocrisy from the head of the network, once violent scenes, featuring as as torture, remained untouched. Gabriel Braga Nunes - Tony Castellamare Tuca Andrada - Telônio "Téo" Meira Paloma Duarte - Fernanda Lira Marcelo Serrado - Bruno Vilar Petrônio Gontijo - Rudi Castellamare Miriam Freeland - Lígia Brandini Adriana Garambone - Maura Vilar Gracindo Júnior - Don Caló Castellamare Lu Grimaldi - Mamma Freda Castellamare Karen Junqueira - Giana "Gigi" Castellamare Paulo Gorgulho - José Santana Maria Ribeiro - Marília Cecil Thiré - Armando Márcio Kieling - Alberto Fernanda Nobre - Luísa Guilherme Boury - Pedro Patrícia França - Nina Santana Bete Coelho - Vânia André Bankoff - André Campos Miguel Thiré - Douglas Luma Costa - Bebel Castrinho - Leonel Pavão Nicola Siri - Paulo Garzia Antônio Abujamra - Marco Iago Poder Paralelo official website Poder Paralelo at Rede Record Press Room website
José Dumont is a Brazilian TV and movie actor, best known for his role as the family father in Behind the Sun, an award-winning film of director Walter Salles. More he has been lionised for his role as the slick artist agent-entrepreneur in the movie 2 Filhos de Francisco. Born in the state of Paraíba, in Brazilian Northeast, Dumont has the typical physique du rôle of its inhabitants, because of this is chosen for interpreting them, he began his award-studded acting career in the theater and cinema, in 1975. He became better known throughout the country by his noted participation in the films Lúcio Flávio – Passageiro da Agonia, directed by Hector Babenco in 1977, Gaijin, directed by Tizuka Yamasaki, in 1980, his first awards came in 1979, as the best actor in the film festivals of Gramado and Brasília, in O Homem que Virou Suco, directed by João Batista de Andrade, in the film festival of Cuba. In 2004 he was again awarded as best actor in Narradores de Javé. Dumont is very much sought after as an actor in TV series and soap operas.
He is in the permanent cast of Rede Globo. His most noted appearances were in América, Terra Nostra, Tocaia Grande, Guerra Sem Fim, Amazônia, A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão, Grande Sertão: Veredas, Corpo a Corpo, Padre Cícero, Fernando da Gata, Bandidos da Falange and Lampião e Maria Bonita, this last being his first TV appearance, with a role as lieutenant Zé Rufino in the story about the bandit Lampião. Tungstênio – Seu Nery Era o Hotel Cambridge – Apolo Trash – A Esperança vem do Lixo – Carlos A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga – Padre Zequiel O Sonho de Inacim – Miguel 2 Filhos de Francisco Cidade Baixa – Lower City Olga Narradores de Javé – The Storytellers Abril Despedaçado – Behind the Sun At Play in the Fields of the Lord Running Out of Luck A Hora da Estrela – Hour of the Star Avaete, Seed of Revenge Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz – The Tramps and the Wizard of Oróz Memórias do Cárcere – Memoirs of Prison O Homem que Virou Suco Gaijin - Os Caminhos da Liberdade – Gaijin, a Brazilian Odissey Colonel Delmiro Gouveia Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia Morte e Vida Severina 2016 Velho Chico – Zé Pirangueiro 2015 I Love Paraisópolis – Seu Expedito Rufinno 2014 Milagres de Jesus – Job 2013 Dona Xepa – Esmeraldino Losano 2012 O Milagre dos Pássaros – Capitão Lindolfo Ezequiel 2012 Fora de Controle – Macieiro 2010 Ribeirão do Tempo – Romeu Fulgêncio 2008 Os Mutantes - Caminhos do Coração – Teófilo Magalhães 2007 Caminhos do Coração – Teófilo Magalhães 2007 Luz do Sol – Fausto 2006 Cidadão Brasileiro – Benvindo Ferraz 2005 América – Bóia 1999 Terra Nostra – Batista 1997 Mandacaru – Teco 1995 Tocaia Grande – Né Cachorrão 1993 Guerra sem Fim – Penteado 1991 Amazônia – Raimundo 1990 A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão – Mané Coxo 1990 Rosa dos Rumos – Antenor 1990 Pantanal – Gil 1988 Olho por Olho – Eurípedes Peçanha 1987 Carmem – Aluísio 1985 Grande sertão: veredas – Zé Bebelo 1985 De Quina pra Lua – Cróvis/Peixoto 1984 Corpo a Corpo – Darci 1984 Padre Cícero – Franco Rabelo 1983 Fernando da Gata – Fernando da Gata 1983 Bandidos da Falange – Valdir 1982 Lampião e Maria Bonita – Tenente Zé Rufino 1981 Morte e Vida Severina – Severino Candango Trophy, from Brasilia Festival 1998:'Best Actor", for"Kenoma" 1985:'Best Actor", for"Starring Hour" 1980:'Best Actor", for"The Man Who Turned Juice"Kikito de Ouro, of the Gramado Festival 1984:'Best Actor", for"The Ghostly Bahian" 1981:'Best Actor", for"The Man Who Turned Juice" 1980:'Best actor", for"Gaijin – the paths of freedom"Havana Festival 1980:'Best Actor", for"The Phantom Bahian"Brazilian Film Festival of Miami 1999:'Best Actor", for"Kenoma"APCA Trophy 1999:'Best Actor", for"Kenoma" José Dumont on IMDb José Dumont.
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Darío Grandinetti is an Argentine Emmy-winning actor. He is known for his numerous roles in television and film, where he participated in films by renowned directors such as Alejandro Doria, Pedro Almodovar and Damián Szifron. Darío Grandinetti was born in the city of Santa Fe, Argentina, his father worked in the Junta Nacional de Granos in streets of Sarmiento. When Darío Grandinetti was 17 years old he and his family moved to the small town of Las Rosas where they lived only one year and returned to Rosario. In Rosario he played in the inferior teams of Newells Old Boys football club, he began studying theater. For reasons of work, he moved to Argentina. Darío Grandinetti started as a television actor and moved towards cinema, his filmography is of Argentine production or co-productions with his country. His first work in a foreign production was the Bolivian El Día que murió el silencio of 1998, has worked in a number of Spanish films, participated as guest in Spanish TV series, he is considered one of the most important Argentine actors.
In 2012 he won an International Emmy Award for his role in Televisión por la Inclusión. In 1989 he formalized his relationship with Catalan artist Eulalia Lombarte Llorca with whom he had his first two children, María Eulalia and Juan; the couple ended their relationship in the year 1992 with much controversy and a legal battle for the possession of their children that ended up favoring Darío. In October 1993 he met ex-model and Argentine actress Marisa Mondino with whom he married in 1995 and had two daughters, Lucía was born in 1996 and died in 1997 of hydrocephalus and Laura; the couple ended their relationship in 2006. After several rumors that linkend them together in 2016 Darío Grandinetti made official his relationship with Spanish actress Pastora Vega ex-wife of the renowned Spanish actor Imanol Arias. Darío Grandinetti on IMDb Darío Grandinetti at Cinenacional.com