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RODRIGO SANTORO (Bruno Silva) Rodrigo Santoro, one of Brazil's most talented and famous young actors, was most recently seen in Warner Bros. 300, based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel, which broke box office records throughout the world. Rodrigo stars as Xerxes, the Persian King who sends his massive army to conquer Greece in 480 B.C. He was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. Rodrigo was most recently seen on ABC's hit series "Lost,” in which he played Paulo.

Rodrigo was part of the star-studded ensemble cast of Universal's romantic comedy Love Actually, starring alongside Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson. In the role of Karl, he stars opposite Laura Linney as co-workers grappling with the dicey protocol of an office romance. Prior to this film, Rodrigo made his American debut in the highly sought after role of Randy Emmers in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

He has been seen for the past two years starring as the "mystery man” opposite Nicole Kidman in the Baz Luhrmann directed commercial for Chanel.

Rodrigo's most recent Brazilian film, Carandiru, directed by Hector Babenco, was recently released and broke all Brazilian box office records. It is Brazil's entry in the Foreign Film category for the Academy Awards. Carandiru premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will be distributed in the US by Sony Pictures Classics in February 2004. The film is a groundbreaking portrayal of the largest penitentiary in Latin America, the Sao Paulo House of Detention, and the lives of the people in it. Dr. Dráuzio Varella bases the movie on the best-selling book "Carandiru Station”.

Rodrigo has won eight Best Actor awards, including the first ever award for Best Actor from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film, for his portrayal of a young man forced into a mental institution by his parents in "Brainstorm,” the critically acclaimed film by director Lais Bodansky.

He has also been celebrated for his performance in the Miramax film Behind the Sun directed by Walter Salles (Central Station), in which he plays Tonio, the middle son of a Brazilian family caught in the middle of an age-old family feud in 1910. He is forced by tradition and honor to kill a member of the neighboring family, positioning him next in line to be killed. The heart of the movie finds Tonio and his little brother discovering a world outside their family and home. Behind the Sun was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2002 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Last year Rodrigo appeared opposite Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez and Anne Bancroft in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, for Showtime. Based on the novella by Tennessee Williams, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone was nominated for five Emmy Awards in 2003.

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