Fernando Meirelles

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Birth Name: Fernando Meirelles
Born: 11/09/1955
Birth Place: S

Born and raised in San Paolo, Brazil in a middleclass home, Meirelles spent a great deal of his youth traveling the United States, Asia and other places, thanks to his father, a prominent gastr nterologist who went abroad for business or to just take his family on vacation. At 12 year-old, he was given a Super-8 camera which he used to make experimental shorts with friends. During high school, he researched foreign films for the Cine Club, a hobby he continued throughout his life. He then attended San Paolo University where he studied architecture, though the only building he ever designed was his home in San Paolo. Despite his major, Meirelles was considering a film career, and even pre... Continue Bio >>

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