Brazilian movie actors born in the year 1943

Here are 11 famous actors from Brazil were born in 1943:

Cecil Thiré

Cecil Thiré (May 28, 1943 Rio de Janeiro-) also known as Cecil Aldary Thiré is a Brazilian television director, actor and screenwriter. He has four children, Carlos Thiré, Luisa Thiré, Miguel Thiré and João Cavalcanti Thiré.

Cecil Thiré was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to the famous Brazilian actress Tônia Carrero and the French artist and playwright Adolphe Aldary. Thiré began his career in the arts as a theater actor in Rio de Janeiro, and later on, he moved to France to study drama at the famous Sorbonne University.

He returned to Brazil in the late 1960s and started his television career as a director and screenwriter. Some of his most notable credits include the telenovelas "Roda de Fogo" and "O Salvador da Pátria." He also worked as an actor in movies such as "Toda Nudez Será Castigada" (1973) and "Luz del Fuego" (1982), both of which were directed by his mother, Tônia Carrero.

Besides his acting and directing career, Thiré was a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he taught drama and film studies for many years. He was also a staunch defender of human rights, participating in various political and social movements in Brazil.

Cecil Thiré passed away on October 9th, 2020, at the age of 77 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

David Cardoso

David Cardoso (April 9, 1943 Maracaju Municipality-) otherwise known as Armando Pinto, Roberto Fedegoso, José Darcy Cardoso or Darcy Cardoso is a Brazilian film producer, actor, film director and screenwriter. His children are called David Cardoso Jr. and Tallyta Cardoso.

David Cardoso's career began in the 1960s when he starred in several popular Brazilian soap operas. He went on to become a leading man in Brazilian cinema, starring in dozens of films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He often played tough-guy roles and was considered a sex symbol at the time.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Cardoso also directed and produced several films. He founded his own production company, Dacar Produções, in the early 1970s and went on to produce dozens of films over the course of his career.

Despite his success, Cardoso faced controversy in the 1980s when he was arrested on charges of corruption related to his film production company. He was eventually acquitted of all charges.

Cardoso retired from acting in the early 1990s but remained active in the film industry as a producer and director. In 1997, he produced the critically acclaimed film "O Que É Isso, Companheiro?" which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


Macalé (March 3, 1943 Tijuca-) also known as Jards Macale, Jards Anet da Silva or Jards Macalé is a Brazilian actor, film score composer, composer and singer.

Macalé was born in Rio de Janeiro and began his career in the 1960s Tropicália movement, a cultural movement that sought to blend traditional Brazilian culture with modernist and international styles. He collaborated with artists like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, and released his first album in 1970. His music style is often described as avant-garde and experimental, incorporating elements of rock, blues, and samba. In addition to his music career, Macalé has also acted in several Brazilian films and television shows. He continues to perform and record music today.

Gracindo Júnior

Gracindo Júnior (May 21, 1943 Rio de Janeiro-) otherwise known as Epaminondas Xavier Gracindo or Gracindo Jr. is a Brazilian actor and television director. He has four children, Daniela Gracindo, Gabriel Gracindo, Pedro Gracindo and Yan Gracindo.

Gracindo Jr. began his career as an actor in the mid-1960s, appearing in films such as "Cinco Vezes Favela" and "Maria, Esse É o Meu Ofício". He also gained recognition for his role in the popular telenovela "Vereda Tropical" in the 1980s. In addition to acting, Gracindo Jr. has directed several television programs, including "Cidade dos Homens" and "A Diarista". He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Supporting Actor in 2017. Outside of his work in the entertainment industry, Gracindo Jr. is also known for his activism and support of environmental causes.

Ênio Gonçalves

Ênio Gonçalves (August 28, 1943 Porto Alegre-October 5, 2013 São Paulo) was a Brazilian actor and screenwriter.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1943, Ênio Gonçalves began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, eventually moving on to become a highly regarded screenwriter. He was known for his work in both film and television, contributing to some of Brazil's most successful productions. Throughout his career, Gonçalves was highly respected in the industry and worked alongside many of Brazil's most talented actors and directors.

Gonçalves wrote the script for several films, including "A Hora da Estrela" (1985), which won multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival. He also worked on many popular Brazilian TV shows, including the popular soap opera "Explode Coração". Gonçalves was a gifted storyteller with a unique ability to capture the complexities and nuances of the Brazilian culture in his work.

Throughout his career, Gonçalves's work was recognized and celebrated, earning him many accolades and awards. He passed away in São Paulo in 2013, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional work within Brazil's entertainment industry.

Big Boy

Big Boy (June 1, 1943 São Paulo-March 7, 1977 São Paulo) a.k.a. Newton Alvarenga Duarte was a Brazilian disc jockey and actor.

Big Boy started his career in the 1960s as a disc jockey on the radio show, "Big Boy's University," on Rádio Mundial in São Paulo. He was known for playing American rock and soul music, and he helped popularize these genres in Brazil. He also acted in a few films, including "Assim Era a Atlântida" and "Rio Babilônia." In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Big Boy was a political activist and supporter of the Brazilian Workers' Party. He died at the age of 33 from a heart attack caused by drug use. Despite his short career, he remains a cultural icon in Brazil and is considered a pioneer of Brazilian rock music.

Luiz Baccelli

Luiz Baccelli (September 13, 1943 São Paulo-February 25, 2013 São Paulo) also known as Luís Bacceli was a Brazilian actor.

Baccelli was known for his successful career on both television and film. He began his acting career in the 1960s, with his breakout role coming in 1970 in the TV series "Irmãos Coragem". Throughout his career, he appeared in over 30 films and TV shows, including "O Primo Basílio," "Os Deuses e os Mortos," and "A Lei do Cão." Baccelli was also an accomplished stage actor, performing in numerous plays throughout his career. In addition to acting, he was also a jazz singer and performed in nightclubs in Brazil. Baccelli was widely respected by his peers and is remembered as a talented actor and musician.

Rodrigo Santiago

Rodrigo Santiago (November 27, 1943 Formiga-October 13, 1999 São Paulo) a.k.a. Rodrigo Artur Santiago was a Brazilian actor and teacher.

He is best known for his roles in Brazilian telenovelas, including "O Clone" and "Cabocla". Santiago began his career as a theater actor, and worked with renowned Brazilian directors such as Augusto Boal and Antunes Filho. He also worked as a drama teacher and founded his own drama school, Escola de Arte Dramática, in São Paulo. Santiago was a respected figure in the Brazilian arts community, and was known for his dedication to promoting and developing Brazilian theater and cinema. He passed away in 1999 following a battle with prostate cancer.

Waly Salomão

Waly Salomão (September 3, 1943 Jequié-May 5, 2003 Rio de Janeiro) also known as Waly Dias Salomão was a Brazilian actor and film score composer.

In addition to his work in film, Waly Salomão was also a celebrated poet and writer, having published numerous books of poetry and prose. He was a key figure in the Brazilian literary and cultural scene and was associated with the Tropicalismo movement of the 1960s. Salomão's work often explored themes of spirituality, politics, and sexuality, and his poetry was recognized for its experimentation with language and form. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Salomão was also involved in social and political activism, advocating for human rights and environmental causes.

Emilio Pitta

Emilio Pitta (July 19, 1943 Londrina-) also known as Emilio Pita is a Brazilian actor.

He is best known for his acting roles in Brazilian telenovelas such as "Pantanal" and "A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão". Emilio began his acting career in theater in the 1960s before moving to television and film in the 1980s. In addition to acting, Emilio is also a director, producer, and scriptwriter. He has directed several plays and has produced and written screenplays for television and film. Emilio is also a cultural activist and has been involved in promoting cultural events and initiatives in Brazil.

Emil Assad Rached

Emil Assad Rached (June 20, 1943 Vera Cruz-October 15, 2009 Campinas) was a Brazilian athlete and actor.

He competed in the pole vault event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, placing 21st overall. Rached also won multiple Pan American Games medals in the pole vault throughout his career. After retiring from athletics, he pursued a career in acting, appearing in several Brazilian telenovelas and films, including the popular soap opera "A Viagem". Rached passed away in 2009 at the age of 66 due to heart and lung complications.

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