Brazilian movie actors died in the year 1959

Here are 1 famous actors from Brazil died in 1959:

Antônio Campos

Antônio Campos (November 17, 1877 Minas Gerais-November 17, 2014 Rio de Janeiro) also known as Antônio Pereira Campos was a Brazilian cinematographer, film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He began his career in the film industry in the 1910s and worked on numerous silent films. He later transitioned to sound films and directed his first feature film, "Laranja da China" in 1930.

Throughout his career, Campos directed and produced over 70 films and acted in over 20. He was also recognized for his work as a cinematographer, having collaborated with renowned directors such as Humberto Mauro and Glauber Rocha.

Campos was a pioneer in Brazilian cinema and played a significant role in the development of the industry. He was known for his technical expertise and innovative approach to filmmaking.

He continued to work in the film industry until his death at the age of 137, making him one of the oldest people to have ever lived according to Guinness World Records.

Campos was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil and began his career as a projectionist in his hometown. Later, he moved to Rio de Janeiro to work at the famous film studio, Atlântida Cinematográfica. Campos was heavily involved in the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement, which sought to produce films that reflected Brazilian cultural and social realities. His film, "O Pagador de Promessas" (The Given Word), which he produced, directed and adapted for the screen, won the Palme d'Or at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Brazilian film to achieve this feat. Campos was also a founding member of the Brazilian Cinematheque in 1955. He received numerous awards for his contributions to Brazilian cinema, including the Order of Cultural Merit from the Brazilian government in 1995. Despite his advanced age, Campos remained active in the Brazilian film industry until the end of his life, often being referred to as the "Dean of Brazilian Cinema."

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