Sam Mendes is an Academy-Award winning English film and stage director, film producer and screenwriter. After contributing to several plays including 'Cabaret' (1993), 'Oliver' (1994), 'The Glass Menagerie' (1995), he made his film directorial debut with the drama movie ‘American Beauty’ (1999). This was followed by the hits 'Road to Perdition' (2002) and 'Revolutionary Road' (2008).
As a film producer/executive producer, Mendes has worked for the successful films 'Starter for 10' (2006) and 'The Kite Runner' (2007). 'Skyfall' (2012) and 'Spectre' (2015) are the highest grossing of his directional career. Out of the films Mendes directed, some have tasted failure too. Some of Sam Mendes’ flop movies include 'Things We Lost in the Fire' (2007) and 'Away We Go' (2009).
He has also produced many television programs including 'Stuart: A Life Backwards' (2007), 'Henry IV, Part I' (2012), 'Henry IV, Part II' (2012), 'Henry V' (2012), 'Penny Dreadful' (2014-2016), and 'Britannia' (2017).
Middle-aged magazine executive Lester Burnham abhors his job, is unhappy with his loveless marriage to ambitious real estate agent Carolyn, and is hated by his moody teenage daughter Jane. Unaware of his wife's extramarital affair, Lester suddenly falls for Jane's sexually experienced classmate Angela, which affects his life and those around him in a tragic way.
James Bond is presumed dead after being caught in friendly fire while trying to retrieve a list of British agents. MI6 is compromised and identities of several agents are exposed. Bond, who reveals he is alive after M is attacked at MI6 and six agents are killed, must track down a man from M's past, seeking revenge.
Set in Chicago during the great depression, this crime-drama film follows a hitman working for an Irish mobster who raised him. Road to Perdition is adapted from a graphic novel of the same name.
Frank and April Wheeler appear completely happy and in love but Frank hates his job and April is frustrated with her failing ambition. They decide to move to Paris but April’s pregnancy and their affairs make things complicated. Ultimately, April dies while trying to perform a self-vaccum aspiration abortion and Frank is left a shell of a man.
This biographical war drama tracks Anthony Swofford as he enlists as a Marine, struggles through a grueling training to become a sniper, and is deployed to the Arabian Peninsula during the Gulf War. Amidst severe heat in a foreign desert, he tries to maintain his composure and readiness for months while learning about the reality of modern warfare.
The 24th movie in the James Bond series, Spectre tells the story of MI6 agent James Bond’s entanglement with the global criminal organization Spectre and their leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Sam Mendes Awards
|American Beauty||Best Director||2000|
|1917||Best Director - Motion Picture||2020|
|American Beauty||Best Director - Motion Picture||2000|
|1917||Outstanding British Film of the Year||2020|