Vinícius de Oliveira

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Vinícius de Oliveira (born July 18, 1985) is a Brazilian actor.

Biography[edit]

Vinícius Campos de Oliveira was born on July 18, 1985 in Bonsucesso, Rio de Janeiro. He was raised by his mother, Juçara, along with an older brother and two younger sisters; Vinícius and his brother would shine shoes to make ends meet, and it was while shining shoes that de Oliveira met director Walter Salles, who would invite him to a screen test for a role in his upcoming film.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1997, de Oliveira selected from among almost 2,000 candidates to play the role of Josué in Salles’ Central Station alongside Fernanda Montenegro. The film was critically acclaimed and launched de Oliveira into a career as a child actor, presenting such programs as “"Alô Vídeo Escola" and "Que bicho é esse?" on Canal Futura between June 1998 and March 2000. He also starred in the telenovela Suave Veneno on Globo TV and reunited with Walter Salles to perform in the film Behind the Sun during this period.

De Oliveira also began to break into theater around this time, performing in a production of Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s “Jovem Drummond,” which debuted in November 2000 and toured the country, and Marcus Vinícius Faustini’s São Paolo production of “They Do Not Wear Black-Tie” between March and May 2001. He also appeared in the Caixa Preta Group’s production of Anamaria Nunes’ “The Trianon Generation” in 2004.[2]

In 2008, de Oliveira starred in Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas’ Linha de Passe, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at that year’s Cannes Film Festival. He also had a role in the 2015 film Neon Bull, which was highly acclaimed and won the Grand Prix at the 31st Warsaw International Film Festival and the Horizons Special Jury Prize at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Central Station Josué
2008 Linha de Passe Dario
2008 If Nothing Else Works Out Burglas
2011 Federal Bank Heist Devanildo
2011 The Time and Turn of Augusto Matraga Josias
2013 "The Orbits" (short)
2013 "Without Soul" (short) Crom
2014 If God Comes Let Him Bring A Gun Damião
2014 "When the Dogs Bark" (short) Motoboy
2015 Fala Sério! Jonas
2015 Neon Bull Júnior
2016 "Demonia: A Melodrama in 3 Acts" (short) Rildo
2016 "Barbante O Filme" (short)
2017 "Captain Brazil" (short)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Mild Poison Junior
2010 Our Beloved Bumbler Renato Aragāo TV movie
2014 The Party Eduardo 36 episodes
2015 Santo Forte Joāo de Cruz 5 episodes
2016 Basic Unit Malaquias 8 episodes
2017 Under Pressure Elaine's boyfriend 1 episode
2018 The Brothers Freitas Gilvan
2018 Magnificent 70 Saulo 10 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Soren (February 15, 1999). "TAKING A SHINE TO STARDOM / INDUSTRIOUS YOUNG BRAZILIAN IS NO LONGER SKEPTICAL ABOUT MOVIEMAKING". The News Tribune.
  2. ^ de Oliveira, Vinicius. "Site Oficial de Vinicius de Oliveira". UOL. Retrieved April 22, 2019.

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