Full Name: Samuel Alexander Mendes
Date of birth: August 01, 1965 (55 years old)
Location: Reading, Berkshire, England
Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film 'American Beauty' (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film 'Road to Perdition' (2002), and the James Bond films 'Skyfall' (2012) and the upcoming 'Spectre' (2015). He also is known for dark re-inventions of the stage musicals 'Cabaret' (1994), 'Oliver!' (1994), 'Company' (1996), and 'Gypsy' (2003). He directed an original stage musical for the first time with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2013). In 2000, Mendes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama" and in the same year was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany. In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
Sam Mendes has been active for 22 years, participating in 9 movies that average a 7.7/10 score.