Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an
English stage and film director. He is best known for directing
American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy and Golden
Globe Award for Best Director; the crime film Road to Perdition
(2002); the James Bond movie Skyfall (2012), and his dark
re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver (1994)
and Company (1996), as well as Gypsy (2003). He will direct an
original stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory (2013). In 2000, Mendes was appointed a Commander
of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for
"services to drama," and in 2005 received a lifetime achievement
award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
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