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Sam Mendes

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Birthday
1, 1965
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1965 (age 54)
Birthplace
England

About

Acclaimed director best known for his 1999 film American Beauty, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Director. His other films include Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road and Skyfall.

Before Fame

He began directing plays while he was attending Peterhouse, Cambridge. He also played cricket for Cambridge.

Trivia

He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.

Family Life

He and actress Kate Winslet were married in 2003 and later divorced in 2010. He has a son named Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes.

Associated With

He directed Tom Hanks in the 2002 film Road to Perdition.