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Famous Film Directors from Portugal

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List of famous film directors from Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Portugal has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Portuguese directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Portugal and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items include Filipa César, Silvino Santos and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Portuguese directors?" and "Which directors are from Portugal?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Portuguese directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Abel Salazar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 57 (1889-1946)
Abel de Lima Salazar, was a Portuguese physician, lecturer, researcher, writer and painter who worked and lived in Porto. He was the son of Adolfo Barroso Pereira Salazar and wife Adelaide da ...more
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Abi Feijó is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 63
Abi Feijó is a film director, film producer and film editor.
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Alberto Seixas Santos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 83
Alberto Seixas Santos is a Portuguese film director.
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Alexandre Melo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Alexandre Melo is an actor.
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Ana Linnea Lidegran Correia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Ana Linnea Lidegran Correia age 26
Ana Linnea Lidegran Correia is a film director and an animator.
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André Delhaye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
André Delhaye age 45
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António da Cunha Telles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
António da Cunha Telles age 84
António da Cunha Telles is a Portuguese film director and producer. He was born in Funchal.
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António da Silva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
António da Silva age 38
Antonio Da Silva is an artist and film director.
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Antonio de Macedo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 88
António de Macedo was first a filmmaker and later a writer, university professor and lecturer. He gave up from filmmaking in the nineties as he felt systematically excluded from the state ...more
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António Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 49
António Ferreira is a Portuguese film director and producer.
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António Lopes Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 87 (1908-1995)
António Filipe Lopes Ribeiro was a Portuguese film director. Son of Manuel Henrique Correia da Silva Ribeiro and wife Ester da Nazaré Lopes, he was the older brother of actor
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António Reis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
António Reis Dec. at 64 (1927-1991)
António Ferreira Gonçalves dos Reis, known as António Reis, was a Portuguese film director, screenwriter and producer, poet, sculptor and ethnographer. He was married to ...more
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António Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 36
'António Rodrigues is an actor, screenwriter and director, as well as dramatist, producer and musician.
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António Silva is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 85 (1886-1971)
António Maria da Silva was a Portuguese actor. He appeared in more than 40 productions over his more than 50 years in acting.
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António-Pedro Vasconcelos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
António-Pedro Vasconcelos age 80
António-Pedro Saraiva de Barros e Vasconcelos, GCIH, is a Portuguese film director. He is the middle of three sons of Guilherme de Barros e Vasconcelos, a Lawyer and a Nobleman of the ...more
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Arthur Duarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 87 (1895-1982)
Arthur Duarte was a Portuguese actor, screenwriter, production designer and film director.
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Augusto Cabrita is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 70 (1923-1993)
Augusto Cabrita was a Portuguese film director and photographer.
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Augusto Fraga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Augusto Fraga Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)
Augusto Fraga was a Portuguese film director.
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Bernardo Nascimento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Bernardo Nascimento age 44
Bernardo Nascimento is a film director, producer and screenwriter.
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Carlos Domingomes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Carlos Domingomes age 39
Carlos Domingomes is a Portuguese film director. He is also a professor of cinema, video, photography, and sound at the ESAAA in Lisbon.
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Chianca de Garcia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Dec. at 85 (1898-1983)
Chianca de Garcia was a Portuguese film director.
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Claudia Varejão is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Claudia Varejão age 39
Cláudia Varejão is a film director, cinematographer, film editor, and screenwriter.
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Constantino Esteves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Constantino Esteves Dec. at 71 (1914-1985)
Constantino Esteves was a Portuguese film director.
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Diogo Costa Amarante is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
Diogo Costa Amarante
Diogo Costa Amarante is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.
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Edgar Pêra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Portugal
age 59
Edgar Henrique Clemente Pêra is a Portuguese filmmaker. He writes occasionally fiction and essays and is also a graphic comics artist. Edgar Pêra studied Psychology, but switched to ...more