Net Worth: Under Review
- Source of Wealth Directing and film producing
- Age 47 years old
- Birth Place Reading, Berkshire, England
- Marital Status Dating
- Full Name Samuel Alexander Mendes
- Nationality British
- Date of Birth 1 August 1965
- Ethnicity English
- Occupation Director, Screenwriter, Producer
- Children 1 (Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes)
About Sam Mendes
Samuel Alexander Mendes who is better known as Sam Mendes is a British film and stage director. Professionally active since 1993, Sam is best known for Oliver of 1994, Company of 1996, American Beauty of 1999, Road to Perdition of 2002, Gypsy of 2003, and the James Bond movie Skyfall of 2012. His wealth comes from all the stage and movie productions.
Sam was born in Reading, Berkshire. He is the son of Valerie, who used to write books for children, and Jameson, a University professor. While his mother is an English Jew, Sam’s dad was from Trinidad. He has Portuguese and Italian blood. Sam’s grandfather was Alfred Hubert Mendes, an author from Trinidad. He showed early signs of success when he was studying at the Magdalen College School and Peterhouse in Cambridge. As a member of the Marlowe Society, Sam directed many plays. He even worked as the director in a Cyrano de Bergerac production where one of the cast members was Tom Hollander.
His first movie was American Beauty that starred Kevin Spacey. That was in 1999. It was a huge commercial success. It was critically acclaimed too. American Beauty won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and also the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award. Since then, he has directed many appreciated movies and plays. He has been nominated a lot of times, the latest being the Golden Globe nomination for Best Director for Revolutionary Road in 2008. In 2010, he was contracted to direct the James Bond movie “Skyfall”, which was to be released on the 50th anniversary of the franchisee.
Sam was married to Kate Winslet. However the couple divorced in 2010.