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Bio For: Rodrigo Santoro
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RODRIGO SANTORO (Tulio) is one of Brazil's most talented and famous actors, and has made a name for himself in the United States, quickly becoming one of Hollywood's leading men.

 Rodrigo started his career playing parts in Rede Globo's plays and went on to play parts in many of Globo's telenovelas, such as "Olho no Olho," "Patria Minha," "Explode Coracao," "O Amor Esta no Ar," "Suave Veneno" and "Mulheres Apaixonadas."  In 1998, he starred in the Brazilian miniseries "Hilda Furacao," playing the role of a priest. 

Since then, Rodrigo has won a total of eight Best Actor awards, along with ten nominations.  He has done a variety of work, starring in the popular Chanel No. 5 campaign with Nicole Kidman and voicing the title character in "Stuart Little" and its sequel in the Brazilian dubbed copies.

Rodrigo starred in "300," playing Xerxes opposite Gerard Butler.  The film, which was based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, broke box office records throughout the world.  He became the first Brazilian actor to be nominated for an MTV Movie Award.  He went on to roles in "The Last Stand," with Arnold Schwarzenegger; the comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"; and the upcoming films "Focus" and "300: Rise of an Empire," in which he reprises his "300" role of Xerxes.

Rodrigo's first American film was Sony's "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," in which he starred as Randy Emmers.  He's also starred in Universal's hit romantic comedy "Love Actually," David Mamet's "Redbelt," Fox Searchlight's "Post Grad," and "I Love You Phillip Morris." Rodrigo starred in "Behind the Sun," which was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.  He later starred in both Steven Soderbergh's "Che" and Pablo Trapero's "Lion's Den," both of which earned multiple nominations at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

In addition, Rodrigo became a name on the small screen starring in the third season of ABC's "Lost," playing Paolo one of the survivors on Oceanic Flight 815.  He starred in Robert Allan Ackerman's "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," alongside Helen Mirren and Anne Bancroft, which was nominated for five 2003 Emmy Awards. Rodrigo was also seen in HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn," which Philip Kaufman directed and in which Rodrigo stars opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.

Rodrigo's film Heleno premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and received great reviews.  He produced the film and played the title character, who was the most famous Brazilian soccer player.  He also appeared in Roland Joffe's feature "There Be Dragons," which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Movies For: Rodrigo Santoro
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7 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
RIO 2 (G) On Video: 7/15/2014 At Theaters: 4/11/2014
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R) On Video: 6/24/2014 At Theaters: 3/7/2014
THE LAST STAND (R) On Video: 5/21/2013 At Theaters: 1/18/2013
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS (R) On Video: 4/5/2011 At Theaters: 12/3/2010
POST GRAD (PG-13) On Video: 1/12/2010 At Theaters: 8/21/2009
REDBELT (R) On Video: 8/26/2008 At Theaters: 5/9/2008
300 (R) On Video: 7/31/2007 At Theaters: 3/9/2007
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