Sam Mendes Net Worth

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Sam Mendes net worth is
$30 Million

Sam Mendes Wiki Biography

Samuel Alexander Mendes who is British film, also stage director, mostly known as Sam Mendes was born in Reading, Berkshire, England on 1 of August in 1965. Professionally active Samuel became since 1993 and already estimates net worth of $30 million. Son of Valeria, who was a writer of children books, and father Jameson, a professor of University. Sam has Italian and Portuguese blood, his grandfather was an author, Alfred Hubert Mendes, from Trinidad. Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Theater Director, Television Producer and Director for the most part led a very successful and healthy career which also accrue a very nice salary.

Sam Mendes Net Worth $30 Million

Mendes was attending the Magdalen College School and was studying in Peterhouse, Cambridge, where also was playing cricket for University. Already there, Sam showed his first signs of success in career. As Theater director, he directed many plays while working in the Marlowe Society, and even tried himself working in a Cyrano de Begarec production as director, where Tom Hollander was also casting.

Talking about theater production, during 1990s, Sam achieved big success in some of England`s most known theaters. He became popular for the state musicals as Cabaret, 1994, Oliver!, 1994, Company, 1996 and Gypsy, 2003. Also his first directed stage musical was Carlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2013.

Sam`s first movie as debut was American Beauty, 1999, where main role took Kevin Spacey. It was a big success to movies industry and he became more and more known to a public. A movie earned even $365.3 million, can you believe it? With this movie Mendes won several awards, also for The Best Director, he got Academy Award, as a result, Samuel Mendes becoming one of the sixth director in history to earn the Academy Award for his feature film debut.

Samuel was lucky from both sides as an English stage and film director who has net worth of $30 million. There are more movies which earned good salary and nominations for Golden Globe, the crime film Road to Perdition in 2002, where acts Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kathy Bates, then Revolutionary Road, which was released in 2008, movie Skyfall of James Bond in 2010, which was published on the franchisee of the 50th anniversary. In 2000 Mendes was a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen for services to drama, and lately in the same year got the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg, Germany and one more, not less important award received in 2005, a lifetime achievement from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

You can imagine how rich is Sam Mendes, who achieved so much in his life, he can be really proud, that in such a successful career, owed not only several nominations, but has a net worth of $30 million. Mendes married British actress Kate Winslet on 24 May in 2003 and in the same year, was born their son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, in New York City. In March 2010, Kate Winslet and Samuel Mendes announced their separation and then in 2011, divorced.

Full NameSam Mendes
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 1, 1965 (age 49
Place Of BirthReading, United Kingdom
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionFilm Producer, Film director, Television Director, Television producer, Theatre Director
EducationUniversity of Cambridge, Magdalen College School, Oxford, Peterhouse, Cambridge
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseKate Winslet (m. 2003–2010)
ChildrenJoe Alfie Winslet Mendes
ParentsValerie Helene Mendes, Jameson Peter Mendes
NicknamesSamuel Alexander Mendes , Midas Mendes , Samuel Alexander Mendes, CBE , Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes , Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director
NominationsGolden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Silver Lion for Best Director, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Satellite Award for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, ...
MoviesSpectre, Skyfall, American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Away We Go, Things We Lost in the Fire, Starter for 10, King Lear, Cabaret, A Discussion About Things We Lost in the Fire, Company
1In his films rain frequently marks the event of a death
2Films typically deal with a family unit, be it real or surrogate.
3Very slow pull in, especially on table scenes
4Music scores from Thomas Newman
5Often begins his films with a voice-over narration from the main character; at the end of the movie the character finishes his narration in very much the same way it began.
Road to Perdition (2002)$1,200,000
American Beauty (1999)$150,000
1When you get excited, don't be afraid to leap out of your chair and sing the James Bond theme.
2When you're choosing for collaborators, do not listen to the people who tell you, "Yes, but I've never done a big movie." If they are any good, they will learn - just like I did.
3You're trying to surf the big wave, so be prepared to be wiped out - but when you catch it, it feels like nothing else.
4Tarantino, Spielberg, Nolan, Scorsese, Greengrass, J.J. and Paul Thomas Anderson all still shoot on film. There is a reason.
5You need to learn to tune out the white noise. You can not please everyone.
6You are playing roulette with someone else's money. If you are going to bet it all on black, you need to be able to explain why.
7You can only ever point the camera at one thing at a time.
8Making an action sequence is only interesting when you're in the cutting room. Up until then, it is literally the most tedious thing you will ever do.
9On the day, be prepared - but also be prepared to make shit up.
10Get in touch with your inner 12 year old. He or she was an interesting kid.
11[on Away We Go (2009)] All my films are linked by similar concerns, if you look below the surface. They're all about one or more people who are lost and trying to find a way through. It's no different with this one, it just happens that they do find a way through.
12I am fascinated by America, no question about that. I will stop making films about it eventually, though, because I think there's a limited amount to say. But I am drawn to it. I don't think it's weird for an outsider to go and make movies that are quintessentially American. I think the 20th century shows that there is a tradition of people being drawn to America as the site of the great mythic landscape. You can tell big stories there that you might not be able to tell with such scale and grace elsewhere.
13Natasha combined the best of Redgrave and Richardson: the enormous depth and emotional force of a great actor on the one hand, and the intelligence and objectivity of a great director on the other. She was one of a kind, a magnificent actress. She was also an amazing mother, a loyal friend, and the greatest and most generous host you could ever hope to meet. It defies belief that this gifted, brave, tenacious, wonderful woman is gone. (on Natasha Richardson's tragic death.)
14[on Stanley Kubrick] Of course, his films are all chilling. 2001 blew away the three act structure, but his other films are equally unique. We are only now catching up.
15I don't want to be known for one thing. I don't want to have an adjective based around my name. 'Lynchian', I know what that is, I know what 'Kubrickian' is, and I know what 'Bergmanesque' means. But there isn't going to be, and I don't want there to be, a 'Mendesian'.
16Regarding the different reactions of Europeans and Americans to his film, Jarhead (2005): "I feel they've understood in Europe. In America, it's like talking about a different movie. Fundamentally, "Jarhead" disobeys all the laws of American movies, and not just the political laws of American movies right now, which demand on some level to tell us which side they're on. In Europe, there's a sense this film comes from the tradition of absurdist war movies about the futility of conflict. It has more in common with Beckett, Sartre and Banuel than it does with Oliver Stone. In America, they assumed I was trying to make an Oliver Stone movie and that I'd failed".
17"I feel very undeserving. I feel the award is a bank loan, which I'll take out and pay back by the end of 20 years, and by then I'll feel more deserving." - On receiving his Lifetime Achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
18Regarding his commitment to directing Jarhead (2005) without a personal soldiering background: "This is new territory to me, but I hadn't spent two days in American suburbia when I directed American Beauty (1999). I only knew the script had an unusual and original voice and it was a challenge I wanted to take on. Jarhead (2005) is equal parts black humor, honesty, rage, lyricism, profanity and the mixture of machismo jarhead culture. With the exception of Three Kings (1999) this is a war that has been overlooked but which has a burning relevance to what is happening right now in the Middle East."
19My process is slow and I enjoy it too much to rush. And I like to return to the theater between films. But after not doing any movies for a few years, perhaps I might do two in two years.
20If you shout in the theater, people think you've gone a bit mad. But if you raise your voice on a film set, people just work a bit harder.
21Sex. What Fun. to the students of Atlantic Theater School
1Along with Delbert Mann, Jerome Robbins, Robert Redford, James L. Brooks and Kevin Costner, he is one of only six people to win the Academy Award for Best Director for their directorial debut: Mann for Marty (1955), Robbins for West Side Story (1961) (which he co-directed with Robert Wise, Redford for Ordinary People (1980), Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), Costner for Dances with Wolves (1990) and Mendes for American Beauty (1999).
2He is the first Oscar-Winning director to helm a James Bond movie. He is also the first director, since John Glen, to helm two movies in a row.
3Directing "Twelfth Night" and "Uncle Vanya" for the Donmar Warehouse Theatre Co. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music featuring Emily Watson. [February 2003]
4He is directing Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy in the Broadway theater production of "The Vertical Hour" in New York City. [January 2007]
5Announced new film and theater production company, Scamp, with his two business partners, Pippa Harris (who heads the film division) and Caro Newling (who heads the theater division). Dreamworks is to automatically get first privileges with all of Scamp's film projects. [February 2004]
6His paternal grandparents were of Trinidad's ethnic Portuguese community. His grandfather is famed West Indian writer Alfred H. Mendes.
7It was announced in March 2010 that he and Kate Winslet had separated earlier the same year.
8Ex-son-in-law of Roger Winslet.
9Ex-brother-in-law of Anna Winslet, Beth Winslet, Joss Winslet and Edmund Harcourt.
10To date (2009), all of the leading actresses in his films are in relationships with film directors: American Beauty (1999)'s Annette Bening (Warren Beatty), Road to Perdition (2002)'s Jennifer Jason Leigh (Noah Baumbach), Away We Go (2009)'s Maya Rudolph (Paul Thomas Anderson), and his own wife, Kate Winslet, in Revolutionary Road (2008). The only exception is Jarhead (2005), in which the leading actors are all male.
11Directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Paul Newman, and Michael Shannon. Spacey won for his performance in American Beauty (1999).
12His father is Trinidadian.
13Suggested the idea for initiating production on "Shrek the Musical" to Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation during the creation of Shrek 2 (2004). Is a big fan of the first "Shrek" film.
14Ranked #15 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
15Childhood friend of Tom Hollander.
16Ex-stepfather of Kate Winslet's daughter, Mia.
17In 1999, he was Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for "Electra".
18In 2000, he won his first Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for his production of "The Real Thing".
19Was born in the same small Reading hospital where his wife, Kate Winslet, was born 10 years later.
20Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical), along with collaborator Rob Marshall, for a revival of "Cabaret."
21Has a home in Cotswolds, England.
22He was awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for "Uncle Vanya" and "Twelfth Night" performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
23He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer as Director of Minerva Studio in Chichester, England.
24He was awarded the 1995 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Director for "The Glass Menagerie".
25He 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.
26He 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.
27He 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.
28He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Director of the 1997 season for "Othello" at the Royal National Theatre.
29He was nominated for Best Director at the 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards for the 1998 production of "The Blue Room".
30He 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.
31Son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, was born on December 22, 2003, in New York, and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
32Resides in both New York City and London, England.
33Sam married English actress Kate Winslet in the West Indies in May 2003.
34Ranked #91 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
35Taught cricket (his passion) at Summer Fields School, Oxford, UK after leaving school for a year.
36He 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.
37Educated at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, UK.
38Is a big cricket fan and is said to have incorporated the ideas of former England cricket captain Mike Brearly in his direction.


The Voyeur's Motelproducer announced
Penny Dreadful2014-2016TV Series executive producer - 27 episodes
The Hollow Crown2012-2016TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Grand Hotel2014TV Mini-Series executive producer
Shrek the Musical2013producer: Neal Street Productions Ltd.
Blood2012/Iexecutive producer
Out of the Ashes2010Documentary executive producer
Revolutionary Road2008producer
The Kite Runner2007executive producer
Things We Lost in the Fire2007producer
Stuart: A Life Backwards2007TV Movie executive producer
Starter for 102006executive producer
Road to Perdition2002producer


The Voyeur's Motelannounced
Away We Go2009
Revolutionary Road2008
Road to Perdition2002
American Beauty1999


National Theatre Live: King Lear2014TV Movie directed for the stage
Little Voice1998director: original stage production
Company1996TV Movie stage director
Cabaret1993TV Movie stage director


The Killers In Connecticut2012very special thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009the producers wish to thank
A Discussion About 'Things We Lost in the Fire'2008Video documentary short special thanks
Background2006Video documentary short special thanks
The Anniversary Party2001special thanks


Keepers of the Magic2016Documentary completedHimself
World Film Report2016TV SeriesHimself
Tom Hanks: A League of His Own2016DocumentaryHimself
73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony2016TV MovieHimself - Jury Member
Spectre: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence2016Video documentary shortHimself
Spectre: Video Blogs2016Video shortHimself
Toast of London2015TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Academy Britannia Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Días de cine2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - Director, Spectre
James Bond's Spectre with Jonathan Ross2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Bond2015TV MovieHimself
Spectre: Behind the Scenes in Austria2015Video documentary shortHimself
NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage2014DocumentaryDirector of Richard III
Charlie Rose2002-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Skyfall: Modern Day Bond2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shooting Bond2013Video documentaryHimself
Skyfall Premiere2013Video shortHimself
Bond's Greatest Moments2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Everything or Nothing2012DocumentaryHimself
The Secrets of Skyfall2012TV Short documentaryHimself
Skyfall Video Blogs2012Video documentary shortHimself
A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall2010Video shortHimself
The Library: A Further Exploration of the World of 'Road to Perdition'2010Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Culture Show2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Best Director
HBO First Look2002-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
A Discussion About 'Things We Lost in the Fire'2008Video documentary shortHimself - Producer
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
Background2006Video documentary shortHimself
Jarhead Diaries2006Video documentary shortHimself
Semper Fi2006Video documentary shortHimself
Who Needs Sleep?2006DocumentaryHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHimself - Lifetime Achievement Award
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Unscripted2005TV SeriesHimself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Road to Perdition'2002TV Short documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter2001Documentary shortHimself
American Beauty: Look Closer...2000Video documentary shortHimself
The 11 O'Clock Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
Brunch1997TV SeriesHimself
Company1996TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2015Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsJohn Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing
2013Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsSkyfall (2012)
2013Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Single DramaThe Hollow Crown (2012)
2013Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorSkyfall (2012)
2013Inspiration AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2013Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmSkyfall (2012)
2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - International CompetitionRevolutionary Road (2008)
2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - Audience AwardRevolutionary Road (2008)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsThe Kite Runner (2007)
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardDirectors Guild of Great Britain
2005Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsDirector of the YearJarhead (2005)
2003Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2001BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)American Beauty (1999)
2001Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)American Beauty (1999)
2001Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmAmerican Beauty (1999)
2001Lumiere AwardLumiere Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)American Beauty (1999)
2001RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)American Beauty (1999)
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)American Beauty (1999)
2000Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)American Beauty (1999)
2000Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalAmerican Beauty (1999)

Nominated Awards

2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaThe Hollow Crown (2012)
2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)Skyfall (2012)
2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest DirectorSkyfall (2012)
2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest DirectorSkyfall (2012)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Movie DirectorSkyfall (2012)
2010BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)Revolutionary Road (2008)
2010RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)Revolutionary Road (2008)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureRevolutionary Road (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorRevolutionary Road (2008)
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2002Golden LionVenice Film FestivalRoad to Perdition (2002)
2001CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)American Beauty (1999)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2001Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DebutAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)American Beauty (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DebutAmerican Beauty (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999Screen International AwardEuropean Film AwardsAmerican Beauty (1999)

2nd Place Awards

1999TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)

3rd Place Awards

2000NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorAmerican Beauty (1999)
1999NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmAmerican Beauty (1999)

Known for movies

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