Brazilian movie actors born in the year 1957

Here are 13 famous actors from Brazil were born in 1957:

Fábio Barreto

Fábio Barreto (June 6, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) a.k.a. Fábio Villela Barreto Borges is a Brazilian film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer. His children are called Mariana Pellegrino Barreto, Lucas Barreto, João Barreto and Júlia Barreto Borges.

Barreto began his career in the film industry in the 1970s when he worked as an assistant director for Glauber Rocha. He directed his first film in 1985, titled "Inocência." Barreto is known for his works depicting Brazilian social issues such as poverty and inequality, including his critically acclaimed film "O Quatrilho" which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996. In addition to his work in film, Barreto has also worked in television, having directed episodes of popular Brazilian TV shows such as "Amores Roubados" and "Suburbia." Tragically, in 2009, Barreto suffered a severe car accident which left him in a coma for several months. Although he eventually regained consciousness, the accident left him partially paralyzed and unable to work in the film industry. Despite this setback, Barreto remains an influential figure in Brazilian cinema and his contributions continue to be celebrated.

Ciro Pessoa

Ciro Pessoa (June 12, 1957 São Paulo-) is a Brazilian singer, writer, journalist, poet, songwriter, composer, actor and singer-songwriter.

He is best known for being one of the co-founders of the Brazilian rock band "Titãs" in 1982. Before that, he was a member of another influential Brazilian rock band called "Língua de Trapo" in the 1970s. Ciro Pessoa has released several solo albums throughout his career, and has collaborated with other artists such as Arnaldo Antunes and Nando Reis. He is also known for his work as a journalist, having written for various publications in Brazil. Beyond music and writing, Pessoa has also dabbled in acting, having appeared in films and TV series in Brazil.


Lobão (October 11, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) also known as Lobao or João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho is a Brazilian singer, actor, composer and musician.

Lobao began his music career as part of the underground rock movement in Brazil in the 1980s. He rose to fame with his album “Do Fundo do Coração” in 1986, which had hit songs like “Me Chama” and “Rádio Blá”. In his career, Lobao has released over 20 albums and is known for combining various styles like rock, pop, and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) in his music. Apart from his music, Lobao has also starred in films and TV shows and has authored books. He is known for his controversial opinions on various social and political issues and has been a vocal critic of the Brazilian government. Lobao has won several awards for his contributions to music in Brazil, including the Prêmio da Música Brasileira, and has collaborated with various artists like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

Fernando Eiras

Fernando Eiras (February 21, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) also known as Fernando Antônio Alvim Eiras is a Brazilian actor and screenwriter.

Eiras was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and he was introduced to theater at an early age. He later joined the Brazilian Conservatory of Theater Arts and started his acting career in the 1970s. Eiras has worked extensively in both theater and television, and has become well-known for his outstanding performances in various Brazilian telenovelas. He has also worked as a screenwriter and has contributed to the scripts of several Brazilian movies and TV dramas. In addition to his acting and writing work, Eiras is also a drama teacher and has taught at various drama schools in Brazil, helping to train aspiring actors. Over the years, he has received numerous industry awards and accolades for his contributions to Brazilian theater and television.

Dênis Derkian

Dênis Derkian (February 7, 1957 Curitiba-) is a Brazilian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1980s and has since appeared in numerous Brazilian TV shows, films and theater productions. Derkian is known for his versatility as an actor and has played a wide range of characters throughout his career, from dramatic roles to comedic ones. He has won several awards for his performances, including the Best Supporting Actor award at the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize in 2000 for his role in the film "O Auto da Compadecida". Apart from his acting work, Derkian is also a recognized voice actor and has lent his voice to several animated films, TV shows and commercials. He is considered to be one of the most talented actors in Brazil and has inspired a generation of actors who have followed in his footsteps.

Guilherme Karan

Guilherme Karan (October 8, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) otherwise known as Guilherme Pontes Karan or Guilherme Karam is a Brazilian actor and teacher.

Karan was well known for his work in Brazilian soap operas, such as "Mulheres de Areia" and "Meu Bem, Meu Mal." He also acted in several films including "O casamento de Romeu e Julieta" and "Simão, o Fantasma Trapalhão." In addition to his acting career, Karan also worked as a theater director and teacher. Unfortunately, in 2004, he was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, which forced him to retire from acting. Karan passed away on July 7, 2016 at the age of 58 due to complications from the disease.


Falcão (September 16, 1957 Pereiro, Ceará-) also known as Falcao, Marcondes Falcão or Marcondes Falcão Maia is a Brazilian actor, musician and composer.

He became popular in the 1980s as a member of the band "O Rappa". Falcão's music is known for its satirical and humorous lyrics, often commenting on social issues in Brazil. He has released several solo albums and has also acted in films and television shows. Falcão is considered a cultural icon in Brazil and has won numerous awards for his contributions to music and film. In addition to his artistic career, Falcão is also an advocate for social justice and has been involved in various philanthropic initiatives throughout his career.

Diogo Vilela

Diogo Vilela (October 28, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) a.k.a. José Carlos Monteiro de Barros is a Brazilian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in a variety of popular Brazilian films and TV shows. In the 1980s, he became well-known for his comedic roles, including in the hit TV show "Viva o Gordo". He has also worked as a voice actor, dubbing a number of foreign films and TV shows into Portuguese. In addition to his acting work, Vilela is also a singer and has recorded a number of albums. He has won several awards for his work, including the APCA Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in "A Marca da Água" in 1990. In recent years, he has continued to act in films and on TV, and remains one of Brazil's most beloved and respected actors.

Rômulo Arantes

Rômulo Arantes (June 12, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-June 10, 2000 Maripá de Minas) also known as Rômulo Duncan Arantes Filho was a Brazilian swimmer, actor, singer and teacher. His children are called Rômulo Arantes Neto and Cloé Schmidt Arantes.

Rômulo Arantes began his swimming career at a young age and eventually became one of Brazil's most successful swimmers during the 1970s and 1980s, winning several national and international titles. He later transitioned to acting, appearing in numerous telenovelas and films, including "Kananga do Japão" and "Vamp". Arantes also pursued a career in music, releasing a self-titled album in 1985 that featured the hit song "Adoro Amar Você". In addition to his entertainment career, Arantes was a respected teacher, and he founded a school in Rio de Janeiro in the 1990s that focused on the performing arts. Sadly, Arantes passed away in 2000 at the age of 42 in a tragic flying accident.

Fausto Fawcett

Fausto Fawcett (May 10, 1957 Rio de Janeiro-) is a Brazilian actor, screenwriter and film score composer.

After graduating in literature, Fausto Fawcett began his career as a writer, publishing several experimental novels and poetry collections in the 1980s. He soon became one of the leading figures of the Brazilian rock scene, blending his literary and musical talents to create a unique style of music that reflected the political and cultural upheavals of the time. In the following years, he also worked as a screenwriter and actor for theater, television, and cinema in Brazil, receiving critical acclaim for his work. Despite his success, Fawcett remained committed to his literary roots, and his novels and essays continued to be published and praised by critics. Today, he is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential artists in Brazilian culture, known for his bold, irreverent approach to art and life.

André Luiz de Toledo

André Luiz de Toledo (June 21, 1957 Taubaté-) is a Brazilian actor.

He started his acting career in the 80s, appearing in both television and theater productions. In 1993, he was nominated for the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for his role in the film "Nome Próprio". Toledo is best known for his performances in telenovelas such as "O Rei do Gado" and "Caminhos das Índias". He also played a major role in the television series "Chiquititas" and "Alto Astral". In addition to acting, Toledo is also a musician and has released several albums.

Nico Nicolaiewsky

Nico Nicolaiewsky (June 9, 1957 Porto Alegre-February 7, 2014 Porto Alegre) was a Brazilian actor, film score composer, comedian, musician and composer. He had one child, Nina Nicolaiewsky.

Nico Nicolaiewsky was best known for his work as a member of the musical comedy duo "Tangos & Tragédias" with co-performer Hique Gomez, which ran for several decades and became one of the most popular and beloved acts in Brazil. Nicolaiewsky also composed music for various films, including "Anahy de las Misiones" and "O Animador". He began his career as a musician, playing piano and accordion, and continued performing music throughout his life, releasing several albums as a solo artist. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Nicolaiewsky was also a respected professor of music, teaching at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He passed away at the age of 56 due to complications from a heart attack.

Ernani Moraes

Ernani Moraes (May 23, 1957 Recife-) also known as Ernani Fernandes de Moraes is a Brazilian actor. He has one child, Beatriz Moraes .

Ernani Moraes has had an extensive career in Brazilian theater, television, and film. He started his career in the 1980s performing in various plays and also appeared in several TV shows. One of his notable performances was in the TV show "Pantanal" which is considered a classic in Brazilian television. He has also acted in several films such as "O que é isso, companheiro?", "Amarelo Manga", and "Redentor".

Aside from acting, Moraes has also worked as a director and writer for theater productions. He has received several awards for his work in the Brazilian entertainment industry. In 2019, he won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for his performance in the film "Benzinho".

Moraes has been known for his advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community and has spoken out about issues related to discrimination and equality. He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, especially those aimed at helping children and young people.

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