Fernando Meirelles: Articles


'RoboCop' Remake: Director José Padilha 'Hell' & Sexy or Sacrilegious Suit?

Fernando Meirelles. RoboCop remake: 'Hell' for director José Padilha Fernando Meirelles (photo), the first and to date only Brazilian-born filmmaker to receive a Best Director Academy Award nomination, was recently interviewed by the Brazilian publication Trip. Below are a couple of quotes from the Meirelles interview, including one in which […]


Foreign Language Film Category: Biggest Oscar Snubs #4

Penélope Cruz, Yohana Cobo in Volver. Best Foreign Language Films: Biggest Oscar Snubs #4a Barbra Streisand - 'Yentl' & 'The Prince of Tides': Biggest Oscar Snubs #5 I've always had a personal grudge against the Academy's rules & regulations for the Best Foreign Language Film category. I know I'm not […]


Sylvester Stallone-Brazil Drama Part II: O2 Filmes' Lawsuit vs. 'The Expendables' Producers

Sylvester Stallone isn't done with Brazil, yet – though he sure wishes he were. About ten days ago, Stallone joked at Comic-Con that while filming The Expendables in Rio (in spring 2009) he discovered that in Brazil you could kill people and blow everything up, and locals would say “thank […]