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Peruvian and Latinamerican Biography in spanish

->Country: Brasil
->Category: Actors and Actresses

Matheus Nachtergaele


Was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. He is one of the best young Brazilian actor at the moment. He showed his talent in many beautiful roles, both in cinema and television. For the TV he workes in the TV series "Hilda Furacao" in the role of the transexual Cintura Fina, in the TV series "A muralha" in the role of a problematic and frantic Catholic priest in Brazil of 1600, in the beautiful and original novela "Da cor do pecado" in the role of a funny medium named Helinho. He also played in many beautiful and quality movies of the best Brazilian cinema of the late years, like, for example, the worldwide acclaimed "Central Station" by Walter Salles and "City of God" by Fernando Meirelles. He also worked in the beautiful movie "Midnight" by Walter Salles, and "Four days in September" by Bruno Barreto. Versatile and wonderful actor, he is able to play comic and dramatic roles with great talent and expressiveness. He also won twice the award of Best Actor in the Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil (Great Award Brazilian Cinema), for his role in "Midnight" (1998) and "O Auto da Compadecida" (2000). He won the award of Best Actor for "Amarelo Manga", in XIII Cine Ceará (XIII Festival of Cinema of Ceará)in 2003.
He has a Brazilian-Belgian heritage.Lost his mother as a young child and went to live with his Belgian grandparents at a small farm in Atibaia, São Paulo, where he grew up. His grandfather, also a cabinet-maker, use to sing opera while working.During one year he studied theater in São Paulo under the renowned director Antunes Filho. Before the opening of a play, Antunes considered him "not ready yet", what turned him depressed. After being rejected by Antunes Filho, at age 18, he moved to Belgium and lived with his cousin. During one year he worked as a crooner in night clubs of Bruxelles (during weekdays) and in Paris (in weekends). Every week he made a one hour trip by TGV, the French high speed train.

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