Nelson Xavier

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Nelson Xavier
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Born30 August 1941
São Paulo, Brazil
Died10 May 2017(2017-05-10) (aged 75)
Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Years active1959–2017

Nelson Xavier (30 August 1941 – 10 May 2017) was a Brazilian actor. He appeared in more than 95 films and television shows between 1959 and 2017, he starred in the 1964 film Os Fuzis, which won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

In 1976 Xavier co-directed A Queda along with Ruy Guerra, a sequel to Os Fuzis, it was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize.[2]

Xavier died on 10 May 2017 in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, of a lung disease,[3] he was 75.

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  1. ^ "Berlinale 1964: Prize Winners". Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1978: Prize Winners". Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Nelson Xavier morre aos 75 anos em Uberlândia". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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