Mendes at the 72nd Academy Awards
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|Born||August 1, 1965|
|Reading, Berkshire, England, UK|
Sam Mendes is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director. 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.