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Salt and Pepper
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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director who also directs commercials at Ridley Scott Associates (RSA US). He is known for his 1998 production of Cabaret starring Alan Cumming and his debut film American Beauty for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. Mendes married British actress Kate Winslet on 24 May 2003 in Anguilla in the Caribbean. The pair met in 2001, when Mendes approached his future wife about appearing in a play at the Donmar Warehouse Theater, where he was then artistic director. Their first child, Joe Alfie Mendes, was born on 22 December 2003. Mendes also has a stepdaughter, Mia Honey Threapleton (b. 12 October 2000), from Winslet`s first marriage to assistant director Jim Threapleton. The family now live in New York City and Church Westcote Manor, Church Westcote, Gloucestershire, England. He previously dated Jane Horrocks, Rachel Weisz, and Calista Flockhart. Mendes was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000.
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Magdalen College School, Oxford, England
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
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Samuel Alexander Mendes
Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film American Beauty (1999), which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition (2002), and the James Bond films Skyfall (2012) and the upcoming Spectre (2015). He also is known for dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret (1994), Oliver! (1994), Company (1996), and Gypsy (2003). He directed an original stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013).
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