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Rodrigo Santoro

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Birthplace:   Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian-born actor Rodrigo Santoro discovered his interest in performing, like a lot of actors, while he was still a teenager. He would sometimes travel from his suburban home to nearby Rio de Janeiro for auditions, though his efforts wouldn't pay off until he'd already moved to the city. He was in his first semester of college when he was cast in a Brazilian soap opera, which he worked on while still living in the dorms. Santoro continued to work in his home country, soon transitioning to the big screen, where he gained more and more fame, as well as critical respect. Then, in 2003, Canadian producer Robert Allan Ackerman contacted Santoro after seeing him give such impressive performances in Brazilian cinema. Ackerman offered him a role in his TV movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, starring Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, and Brian Dennehy. Santoro jumped at the chance to work with such great actors and hopefully transition into North American film, and sure enough, after filming wrapped, he was offered a role in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Next, he played the office mate and potential love interest of Laura Linney in Love Actually, and by 2007, Santoro had a major role in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, playing Xerxes, king of Persia, in the action-packed 300. Santoro also joined the third season of the hit prime-time drama series Lost in 2006, but protective fans of the show didn't take well to the addition of a new character, so his tenure with the series was short.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
93% 7 Prisoners (7 prisioneiros)
  • Actor
2021
22% Last Call
  • Actor
2020
61% Project Power
  • Biggie
2020
67% Un Traductor
  • Actor
2018
25% Ben-Hur
  • JezusJesus
$26.4M 2016
33% Pelé: Birth of a Legend
  • Brazilian Announcer
$40.6k 2016
8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo)
  • Actor
2016
43% Jane Got a Gun
  • Fitchum
$1M 2016
48% The 33
  • Laurence Golborne
$9.2M 2015
56% Focus
  • Garriga
$50.3M 2015
48% Rio 2
  • Tulio
$113.7M 2014
45% 300: Rise of an Empire
  • Xerxes
$91.1M 2014
No Score Yet Quem se importa (Who Cares?)
  • Actor
2014
61% The Last Stand
  • Frank Martinez
$12.1M 2013
No Score Yet Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury
  • Actor
2013
46% Heleno
  • Heleno
  • Producer
2012
23% What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Alex
$41.2M 2012
No Score Yet Meu País
  • Actor
2012
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Paco Zarra
2012
No Score Yet Reis E Ratos
  • Actor
2012
12% There Be Dragons
  • Oriol
$1.1M 2011
72% Rio
  • Tulio/Soccer Announcer
$143.7M 2011
71% I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Jimmy
$2.1M 2010
No Score Yet Black Oasis
  • Actor
2010
8% Post Grad
  • David Santiago
$6.3M 2009
68% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • Raul Castro
$1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • Raul Castro
$2M 2008
90% Leonera (Lion's Den)
  • Ramiro
2008
67% Redbelt
  • Bruno Silva
$2.3M 2008
No Score Yet Out of Tune (Os Desafinados)
  • Joaquim
2008
No Score Yet Not By Chance
  • Actor
2007
61% 300
  • Xerxes
$210.6M 2007
No Score Yet A Dona da História
  • Young Luis
2004
67% Carandiru
  • Lady Di
2004
64% Love Actually
  • Karl
$59.4M 2003
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle
  • Randy Emmers
$100.7M 2003
No Score Yet Tennessee Williams' The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
  • Young Man
2003
74% Behind the Sun
  • Tonho
2001
No Score Yet Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm)
  • Actor
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% Westworld
2015-2020
  • Harlan Bell Hector Escaton
  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2016
53% Reprisal
2019
  • Joel Kelly
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
85% Lost
2004-2010
  • Paulo
  • 2007
  • 2006

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