Activities Director , Producer , Screenwriter more
Real name Walter Moreira Salles Jr.
Birth April 12, 1956 (Rio de Janeiro)
Walter Salles is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer. His first notable film was Foreign Land (1995), which was highly acclaimed by film critics and selected for more than 40 film festivals around the world. In 1998, he released Central Station to great international recognition and two Academy Award nominations, for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Foreign Language Film. In addition, Salles won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, becoming the first Brazilian to win a Golden Globe, for which he was nominated again thanks to Behind the Sun (2001), starring Rodrigo Santoro . . His biggest international success has been The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), which was Salles’ first foray as a director of a film in a language other than his native Portuguese. In 2012 he released On the Road , produced by Francis Ford Coppola, which starred Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In 2019 it was announced that he would direct The Man in the Rockefeller Suit , which will star Benedict Cumberbatch.