Rodrigo Santoro | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)

Highest Rated: 98% 7 Prisoners (2021)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1975

Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A sought-after leading man in South America, actor Rodrigo Santoro successfully transitioned to Hollywood in several critically and commercially acclaimed projects. After gaining fame on Brazilian television, Santoro earned raves for his starring turn as an institutionalized teenager in the gritty drama "Brainstorm" (2001). He was soon courted by international filmmakers for such projects as "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (Showtime, 2003), "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003) and "Love Actually" (2003). A high-profile television ad for Chanel - directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman - brought him further attention. It was, however, the talented actor's one-two punch as the detestable crash survivor Paulo on the third season of "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and the Persian King Xerxes in director Zack Snyder's stylized rendition of Frank Miller's graphic novel "300" (2007) that put him on the mainstream radar. While not catapulting to the Hollywood stardom some predicted, Santoro nonetheless continued to deliver inspired performances alongside some of cinema's finest talents in movies like "Redbelt" (2008), "Che" (2008), "I Love You Phillip Morris" (2009) and "There Be Dragons" (2011). Blessed not only with leading man good looks, but the talent and drive to move beyond those limitations, Santoro was assured a satisfying career, both in his homeland and abroad.

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7 Prisoners Lion's Den Che: Part Two Behind the Sun I Love You Phillip Morris Un traductor Che: Part One Carandiru


Rodrigo Santoro CARANDIRU, (top center): Rodrigo Santoro, Gero Camilo, (top r.): Caio Blat, (2nd row l.): Ailton Graca, Maria Luisa Mendonca, (2nd row c.): Milhem Cortaz, Sabotage, Wagner Moura, (2nd row r.): Aida Leiner, Ailton Graca, (3rd row l.): Luiz Carlos Vasconcelo BEN-HUR, from left: Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus, Nazanin Boniadi as Ester, 2016. ph: Philippe Antonello/© Paramount Pictures POST GRAD, (aka THE POST GRAD SURVIVAL GUIDE), from left: Rodrigo Santoro, Alexis Bledel, 2009, Ph: Suzanne Tenner/TM and ©Fox Atomic. All rights reserved. CARANDIRU, Gero Camilo, Rodrigo Santoro, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics BEHIND THE SUN, (Abril Despedaçado) Rodrigo Santoro, 2001 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, l-r: Rodrigo Santoro, Noam Murro on set, 2014, ph: Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures CARANDIRU, Gero Camilo (l.), Rodrigo Santoro (r.), 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics THERE BE DRAGONS, from left: Rodrigo Santoro, Olga Kurylenko, 2011. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films CARANDIRU, Gero Camilo (l.), Rodrigo Santoro (r.), 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics CARANDIRU, Rodrigo Santoro, 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, foreground from left: Rodrigo Santoro, Jim Carrey, 2009. CARANDIRU, Rodrigo Santoro, 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics CARANDIRU, Rodrigo Santoro, 2003, ©Sony Pictures Classics THE 33, (aka LOS 33), Rodrigo Santoro, 2015. ph: Beatrice Aguirre Zuniga/©Warner Brothers BEN-HUR, from left: Nazanin Boniadi, Allan Cappelli, Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus, Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, 2016. ph: Philippe Antonello/© Paramount Pictures FOCUS, from left: Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, 2015. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, from left: Jennifer Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, 2012. ph: Melissa Moseley/©Lions Gate FOCUS, from left: Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, 2015. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures FOCUS, Rodrigo Santoro, 2015. ph: Frank Masi/©Warner Bros. Pictures

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98% 87% 7 Prisoners Luca (Character) - 2021
30% 90% Last Call Carlos (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Warrior Piata (Character) - 2020
61% 46% Project Power Biggie (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 100% Turma da Mônica - Laços Louco (Character) - 2019
67% 84% Un traductor Malin (Character) $4.4K 2018
25% 52% Ben-Hur Jesus Christ (Character) $26.4M 2016
32% 69% Pelé Unknown (Character) $42.9K 2016
42% 37% Jane Got a Gun Fitchum (Character) $1.5M 2016
48% 59% The 33 Laurence Golborne (Character) $12.0M 2015
56% 53% Focus Garriga (Character) $53.9M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Focus Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoje É Dia de Maria Amado (Character) - 2015
8% 13% Rio, I Love You Ele (Character) - 2014
49% 58% Rio 2 Tullio (Voice) - 2014
45% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Xerxes (Character) $106.6M 2014
No Score Yet 63% Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury PIeta/Junior (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Cares? Narrator - 2013
61% 53% The Last Stand Frank Martinez (Character) $12.0M 2013
49% 40% Zarra (Character) - 2012
23% 47% What to Expect When You're Expecting Alex (Character) $41.1M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reis e Ratos Roni Rato (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 80% My Country Marcos (Character) - 2011
46% 55% Heleno Heleno (Character) - 2011
12% 54% There Be Dragons Oriol (Character) $1.1M 2011
72% 71% Rio Tulio/Soccer Announcer (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homens de Bem Ciba (Character) - 2011
71% 61% I Love You Phillip Morris Jimmy (Character) $2.0M 2009
8% 27% Post Grad David (Character) $6.4M 2009
91% 72% Lion's Den Ramiro (Character) $13.7K 2008
67% 75% Che: Part One Raul Castro (Character) $1.7M 2008
79% 66% Che: Part Two Raul Castro (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Che Raul Castro (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 54% Out of Tune Joaquim / Antonio Goldfaber (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 68% Not by Chance Pedro (Character) - 2007
61% 89% 300 Xerxes (Character) $210.6M 2006
No Score Yet 56% Owner of the Story Young Luiz Cláudio (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 59% The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Young Man (Character) - 2003
64% 72% Love Actually Karl (Character) $60.1M 2003
41% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Randy Emmers (Character) $100.8M 2003
67% 86% Carandiru Lady Di (Character) $214.0K 2003
74% 88% Behind the Sun Tonio (Character) $64.2K 2001
No Score Yet 84% Brainstorm Wilson Souza Neto (Character) - 2000


No Score Yet 63% Good Morning, Verônica Jerônimo (Character) 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Latin America From Above Narrator 2023
44% 86% Wolf Pack Garrett Briggs (Character) 2023
No Score Yet 79% Boundless Fernando de Magallanes (Character) 2022
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2020
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
53% 80% Reprisal Joel Kelly (Character) 2019
79% 75% Westworld Hector Escaton (Character) 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015
86% 90% Lost Paulo (Guest Star) 2006-2007
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