César Charlone (cinematographer)

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César Charlone
Born1950 (age 72–73)
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer

César Charlone (born February 20, 1950) is a Uruguayan film director, screenwriter, actor and cinematographer. He was born in Montevideo but lives in Brazil. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the highly acclaimed film City of God. On 2007, he directed his first feature film, The Pope's Toilet, which was selected by Uruguay as its official submission for the 80th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] A year earlier, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2]


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1985 Aqueles Dois Sergio Amon
1986 The Man in the Black Cape Sérgio Rezende
1987 Feliz Ano Velho Roberto Gervitz
1989 Doida Demais Sérgio Rezende
1996 How Angels Are Born Murilo Salles
2002 City of God Fernando Meirelles
Kátia Lund
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
2004 Sucker Free City Spike Lee TV movie
2005 The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2007 The Pope's Toilet Himself
Enrique Fernández
Also writer
2008 Blindness Fernando Meirelles
2011 La Redota - Una Historia de Artigas Himself Also writer
2017 American Made Doug Liman
2019 The Two Popes [3] Fernando Meirelles

Documentary films[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1985 Em Nome da Segurança Nacional Renato Tapajós
1995 Two Billion Hearts Murilo Salles
2000 Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Mensageiro Entre Dois Mundos Lula Buarque de Hollanda
2007 Stranded Gonzalo Arijón
2010 Futebol Brasileiro Miki Kuretani
2012 No Place on Earth Janet Tobias
2017 Unseen Enemy
Red Trees Marina Willer

TV series[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2002-2017 City of Men Yes Yes 3 episodes
2016 3% Yes No 8 episodes


  1. ^ "63 Countries Seeking Foreign Language Film Oscar" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  2. ^ "Academy Invites 120 to Membership" (Press release). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  3. ^ Interview to César Charlone

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