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Joaquim de Almeida
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Biography

Joaquim de Almeida is one of the most appraised Portuguese actors, known well in the world of the international cinema. He was born the 15 of March of 1957, in Lisbon. Married to Cecilia de Almeida, they have two children. Before becoming a full time actor, he was gardener at the Zaire Embassy in Austria. He travelled the world working in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and in the United States in many movies and stage productions. Won best actor award in the Cairo film festival for his performance in "Family Portrait". Became known to the world with performance in movies such as, "Good Morning Babylon", "Beyond the Limit" and "The Soldier". He also worked in several New York City Shakespeare productions, such as, "Blood Wedding", "What Would Jeanne Moreau Do", in the "wpa Theatre" and "The Count of Mount Cristo". Opened a Brazilian inspired restaurant named, "O Porcão" in Lisbon.

In 1998 he won the Portuguese Golden Globe for the movie "Tentação". However Joaquim does not place the money above a good script, "In the passed year, I had a proposal to make a film with Sylvester Stalone and gave up when I had the contract practically signed".

Spouse
Cecilia de Almeida (? - present) 2 children

Joaquim de Almeida stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Only You 1994 Don't Remebert ** 1/2
Clear and Present Danger 1994 Don't Remember DVD ***
Desperado 1995 w/ Suzy on DVD DVD ** 1/2