Rodrigo Santoro


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  • Birth Name: Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro
  • Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/22/1975, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Is Love Actually the Ultimate Holiday Rom-Com or a Depressing Hot Mess?

Anyone's who's logged into Netflix lately has no doubt noted the presence of Love Actually in the "Popular on Netflix" category. That's because the British comedy has become something of a modern classic for the holiday season. But not everyone sees it that way.

The ensemble film with nine different plots set around Christmas hit theaters in 2003 to high anticipation. Not only was this filmmaker Richard Curtis' follow-up to the popular Four Weddings and Funeral and Notting Hill, but it also boasted so many popular British stars that there was no way it could fail, right? Well... while some fans are still devoted to the film, they're the first to admit that it's an imperfect movie. But while editor Joyce Eng embraces the film's range of stories and strong performances, fellow editor Hanh Nguyen is put off by the often depressing plots and creepy, male-centric take on so-called romance.
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14 Fun and Little-Known Lost Facts

On Sept. 22, 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 crashed in the series premiere of Lost, changing the lives of not just those onboard, but also the millions of fans around the world. Nearly 10 years later, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cusewere joined by various cast members during Sunday's PaleyFest panel to share some of their favorite memories and little-known facts from the show that changed the landscape of television:

Lost stars: Where are they now?

1. As many know, de facto leader ...
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Year Title Description
2014 Rio 2 Movie, Actor - Tulio
2014 300 Movie, Actor - Xerxes
2012 What To Expect When You're Expecting Movie, Actor
2011 There Be Dragons Movie, Actor - Oriol
2009 Post Grad Movie, Actor - David

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Lost Fans Dramatically Divided Over a Double Death

Even in death, Lost's most reviled castaways can't get any peace. In the ABC series' March 28th episode, Nikki (Kiele Sanchez) and Paolo (Rodrigo Santoro) — who were clumsily introduced at the beginning of season three and never forgiven for it — were revealed to be diamond-grubbing murderers who, in one of the series' darkest twists to date, were paralyzed by spider bites and unwittingly buried alive by show heroes Sawyer and Hurley. Response to the episode proved bitterly divided, with viewers and online bloggers — see's Roush Dispatch, read more

Lost: Who Were Those Pretty People?

As a happy distraction from our long national nightmare — make that bad joke — that is Sanjaya Malakar, can I just say that Lost blew me away Wednesday night? What an absolute treat of an episode, a clear sign that the show, after a stalled fall, is back in full throttle, back on its creative game and still more than capable of spinning a great, entertaining yarn.Weaving flashbacks that appeared to be posthumous but really weren't (more on that later) while providing clever new angles on classic Lost moments from previous seasons — including the immediate aftermath of the crash itself — this episode was also a welcome reminder that sometimes these producers really do seem to know what they're doing after all. We were silly, and unworthy, to have doubted them, don't you think? For all those times this season that we clucked and shook our heads whenever we spied the marginal beauties Nikki (Kiele Sanchez) and Paulo (Rodrigo Santoro), wondering (as Sawyer often sa... read more

Locke Pulled a Gilligan!

Surely I’m not the only one who flashed on Gilligan's Island at the end of this week’s Lost, after Locke inadvertently caused the farmhouse/communications hub to go boom when he typed the numbers “77” into the chess-game computer. As Sayid moaned, channeling the Captain: "Now look what you’ve done, Locke." (Another fine mess?) There goes our communications link with the outside world. Now we’ll never find our way home. If the soundtrack at that moment had bleated a comical wah-wah-wah, it would have been perfect.Not that I didn’t enjoy the episode. On the contrary. Lost continues its post-hiatus rehabilitation (in quality if not in ratings) with another strong episode, albeit not a work of art like last week’s Hurley joyride. (If you didn’t like that episode, what in the world are you doing watching Lost?) The Sayid flashback, a parable about the quality of mercy in a world tainted by torture, provided solid counterpoint to the taut suspe... read more

You are my new hero for ...

Question: You are my new hero for revealing the sublime casting of Rodrigo Santoro on Lost. Any leads on who will be playing the two females?

Answer: ER's Elizabeth Mitchell landed one of the roles, but the other one is still being cast. Word is it's down to two actresses, one of whom readers of this column are quite familiar with, and the other, well, not so much — although I still get a ton of questions from clueless readers wondering when her recently axed TV show is returning.

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Exclusive! Lost Snags "Brazilian Tom Cruise"

Lost has found its new mystery man — and you're reading about it here first! Rodrigo Santoro, best known to American audiences as the hot dude Laura Linney crushed on in Love Actually, is joining the cast this fall. I know what you're thinking, "Rodrigo... Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout Willis?" That was my initial reaction, too. Well, the 30-year-old actor may not be a household name here in the States, but there apparently is no bigger movie star in Brazil than him. Don't take my word for it, though. Read on, as Lost boys Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse proudly discuss their latest find. I have to admit, I'm not all that familiar with Rodrigo's work. Carlton: You haven't seen Carandiru or Behind the Sun or Brainstorm? You're a little behind the curve. [Laughs] Rodrigo has won, like, eight best-actor awards, including the first-ever best-actor award for the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film. He's a huge star in Brazil.Damon: He keeps getting described to us as the Brazilian Tom Cruis... read more


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