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Seu Jorge

Biography

Vocalist Seu Jorge spearheaded the Brazilian samba renaissance of the first 21st hundred years, expanding his market far beyond SOUTH USA via featured assignments within the internationally acclaimed movies Town of God and THE LIFE SPAN Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Blessed Jorge Mario da Silva on June 8, 1970, he spent his youth within the slums of Rio de Janeiro, functioning odd careers to survive. While portion his calendar year of compulsory armed forces provider, he also performed cornet within a Brazilian military music group. In 1991, Jorge’s 16-year-old sibling was wiped out by Rio law enforcement. On the funeral he fulfilled Gabriel Moura, nephew of Brazilian saxophonist Paolo Maura, who decided to place Jorge touching other aspiring music artists looking to type a music group. He spent another 3 years teaching himself electric guitar, and in 1993 was employed as an professional and musician with Tuerj, a theatrical troupe sponsored with the Universidade perform Estado perform Rio de Janeiro. Jorge made an appearance in near two dozen Tuerj productions within the months to check out before exiting in 1996 to business lead Farofa Carioca, a major-label Brazilian pop clothing that marketed few records but still anticipated the industrial revival of samba. Implementing the name Seu Jorge — Seu, an abbreviation of “senhor,” is really a venerable Brazilian honorific — his dusky baritone and charismatic stage existence immediately attracted interest and in 1999 he still left Farofa Carioca to support a solo profession, collaborating with Beastie Children manufacturer Mario Caldato over the industrial and vital smash Samba Esporte Fino. In 2002, Jorge was ensemble as Knockout Ned in movie director Fernando Meirelles’ Academy Award-nominated Town of God — 2 yrs later on he co-starred in Wes Anderson’s THE LIFE SPAN Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Pelé Dos Santos, an associate of the oceanography crew having a penchant for performing David Bowie addresses in Portuguese. The task released many filmgoers to Jorge’s musical profession and greatly raised the global profile of his sophomore single work, the acclaimed 2004 launch Cru. THE LIFE SPAN Aquatic Studio Classes, assembling all 14 from the tracks he documented for the film, adopted in past due 2005. América Brasil: O Disco made an appearance in 2008 from Naïve Information, with Seu Jorge and Almaz arriving this year 2010.

Quick Facts


Full Name Seu Jorge
Height 1.83 m
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Mariana Jorge
Children Flor de Maria Jorge, Luz Bella Jorge, Maria Aimée Jorge
Parents Sula Silva
Siblings Rogério da Silva, Vitório da Silva, Charles da Silva
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best MPB Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album
Music Groups Farofa Carioca, Planet Hemp, Orquestra Imperial
Music Songs É Isso Aí, Amiga da minha mulher, Tive Razão, Seu olhar, Mais uma Vez, Zé Do Caroço, Eu Sou o Samba, Olê, olê, Japonesa, Mania de Peitão, Brasil Corrupção, Ela É Bipolar, Convite para vida, Véia, Trabalhador, Rebel Rebel, Samba que nem Rita à Dora, Solidarité, Space Oddity, O Samba Taí, De Alegria Raiou O Dia, Mangueira, Te Queria, Eu Sou Favela, Bola de Meia, Cotidiano, Pequines e Pitbull, Funk Baby, Boa Reza, Tudo que você queria ser, Em Nagoya Eu VI Eriko, País Tropical
Albums Carolina, Ana & Jorge: Ao Vivo, Cru, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, America Brasil: O disco, Seu Jorge And Almaz, Músicas Para Churrasco, Vol. 1, Musicas para churrasco - ao vivo na Quinta da Boa Vista, Músicas para Churrasco, Vol. 2, América Brasil Ao Vivo, Perfil, Músicas Para Churrasco Vol. 1 Ao Vivo
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Latin American Act, Brazilian Music Awards - Pop / Rock / Reggae / Hiphop / Funk: Male Singer
Movies City of God, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The House of Sand, Elipsis, The Escapist, Carmo, Hit the Road, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Reis e Ratos, Did You... Score?, City of God – 10 Years Later, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Seu Jorge: Live at Montreux 2005, Soundtrack
TV Shows Os Normais


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#Fact
1 His younger brother Vitório died at age 16, shot in a riot between rival gangs. During an interview, he made an analogy with what happened to his character in City of God, Mané Galinha, who sees his brother shot by a gang. He said that the difference between him and Galinha was their choice: while Galinha chose vendetta, he chose to runaway from that life.
2 His musical talents adorn the soundtrack for "The Life Aquatic" with covers of David Bowie songs Rebel Rebel and Starman and many other innovative tracks.
3 His album "Samba Esporte Fino" became the 1999 album of the year in Brazil.
4 He was born and raised in the favelas of Rio like the characters in Cidade de Deus.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fiston 2014 performer: "Burguesinha" / writer: "Burguesinha"
Carrossel 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Salve Jorge 2012 TV Series performer: "Alma de Guerreiro"
E Aí... Comeu? 2012 performer: "Homenagem ao Bar Harmonia" / writer: "Homenagem ao Bar Harmonia"
Avenida Brasil 2012 TV Series performer: "Amiga da Minha Mulher"
Fina Estampa TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Som Brasil 2009-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cinderela 2011 Short performer: "DON'T"
Malhação 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Do Começo ao Fim 2009 performer: "Seu Olhar"
Cama de Gato TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Três Irmãs 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Linha de Passe 2008 performer: "Juízo Final"
Beleza Pura 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cidade do Samba 2007 Video performer: "Diz Que Eu Fui Por Aí"
Duas Caras TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 performer: "Ziggy Stardust", "Starman", "Oh! You Pretty Things", "Changes", "Rebel Rebel", "Lady Stardust", "Space Oddity", "Five Years", "Life on Mars?", "When I Live My Dream", "Queen Bitch"
The Door in the Floor 2004 performer: "E Depois..." / writer: "E Depois..."
Sexo, Amor e Traição 2004 writer: "Jacaré"
Amores Possíveis 2001 performer: "Cego" / writer: "Cego"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pelé: Birth of a Legend 2016 Dondinho
Soundtrack 2016 Cao
E Aí... Comeu? 2012 Seu Jorge, o Garçom
Reis e Ratos 2012 Américo Vilarinho
That's My Way 2012 Short
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2010 Beirada
Carmo 2008 Amparo de Jesús
The Escapist 2008 Viv Batista
Sleepwalkers 2007 Short Lasso Dancer who works as an Electrician
Elipsis 2006 Coyote
Tarantino's Mind 2006 Short
Mandrake 2005 TV Series Marido Traído
Casa de Areia 2005 Massu - 1910-1919
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 Pelé dos Santos
Os Normais 2002 TV Series Babu
City of God 2002 Mané Galinha - Knockout Ned

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salve Jorge 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 9 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brasil Bam Bam Bam: The Story of Sonzeira 2014 Documentary
América Brasil 2010 TV Movie documentary
À la recherche d'Orfeu Negro 2005 TV Movie documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soundtrack 2016 co-producer
E Aí... Comeu? 2012 associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is an Adventure 2005 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 2016 Paralympic Opening Ceremony 2016 TV Movie Himself
Caldeirão do Huck 2016 TV Series Himself
Presente de Natal 2015 TV Special Himself
Brasil Bam Bam Bam: The Story of Sonzeira 2014 Documentary Himself
Rio Encantado 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gaby Gringa 2013 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Luciana by Night 2013 TV Series Himself
Cidade de Deus: 10 Anos Depois 2013 Documentary Himself
Roberto Carlos Especial 2012 TV Series Himself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie Himself
Altas Horas 2012 TV Series Himself
Fantástico 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Festival de Verão de Salvador 2012 2012 TV Series Himself - Performer (2012)
MTV Video Music Brasil 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Som Brasil 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Multishow Ao Vivo: Ivete Sangalo No Madison Square Garden 2010 Video Himself
Domingão do Faustão 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
América Brasil 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beyond Ipanema 2009 Documentary Himself
A Vermelha Luz do Bandido 2009 Documentary short
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Himself
Casseta & Planeta Urgente 2008 TV Series Himself
Brasil Brasil 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary
Cidade do Samba 2007 Video Himself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2007 TV Series Himself
À la recherche d'Orfeu Negro 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Brasil 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself - Presenter / Performer
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal 2005 Video documentary short Himself
This Is an Adventure 2005 Video documentary Himself
Moro No Brasil 2002 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Best Actor Havana Film Festival Cidade de Deus (2002) · Matheus Nachtergaele
· Alexandre Rodrigues
· Leandro Firmino
· Phellipe Haagensen
· Jonathan Haagensen
· Douglas Silva


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#Quote
1 The difference between Mané Galinha and myself was choice. He chose revenge. I chose to get out.
2 The other actors were ... curious. They wanted to know if the favelas [slums] are really like that. I said unfortunately they're much worse.
3 My father is a big fan of westerns. I'd love to be able to bring him to the cinema to see a western with me in it.


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