56 years old (Born on August 01, 1965)
English, Film Director; He is famous from American Beauty.Dated Rachel Weisz.  He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to drama. Stepfather of Kate Winslet's daughter Mia Ranked #15 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture". Was born in the same hospital as his wife, Kate Winslet.
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Ranked #91 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
Educated at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, UK.
In 2000 he won his first Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for his production of The Real Thing
Has a home in Cotswolds, England.
Is a big cricket fan and is said to have incorporated the ideas of former England cricket captain Mike Brearly in his direction.
He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: Special for his services and contributions as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for the past ten years.
He was awarded the 1995 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Director for The Glass Menagerie.
He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of 2002 for Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya in repertory company at the Donmar Warehouse in London.
He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of the 1997 season for Othello at the Royal National Theatre.
Dated Jane Horrocks. [1992 - 1995]
He was awarded the 2002 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Director for both Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
Dated actress Calista Flockhart in the late spring and summer of 1999.
Taught cricket (his passion) at Summer Fields School, Oxford, UK after leaving school for a year.
He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
Childhood friend of Tom Hollander.
He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer as Director of Minerva Studio in Chichester, England.
Resides in both New York City and London, England.
In 1999 he was Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for Electra
Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical), along with collaborator Rob Marshall, for a revival of "Cabaret."
Sam married English actress Kate Winslet in the West Indies in May 2003.
He was nominated for Best Director at the 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for the 1998 production of The Blue Room.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Director for both Company and The Glass Menagerie at the Donmar Warehouse.
Son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, was born on December 22, 2003, in New York, and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
He is of Portuguese descent. His grandparents were both Portuguese.