Born on March 15, 1957 in Lisbon, Portugal he has the Astrological sign of Pisces.
Joaquim de Almeida left Portugal when he was 18 years old, because he wanted to pursue art studies, and the Lisbon Conservatory was closed for a while, after the 1974 democratic revolution. Lived in Vienna, Austria, working in various jobs including gardening.
Joaquim has appeared in more than forty internationally acclaimed films, and has worked extensively in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States in films and countless stage productions.
Won best actor award in the Cairo film festival for his performance in Retrato de Família (1992) ("Family Portrait"). Became known to the world with performance in movies such as, Good Morning, Babylon (1987), The Honorary Consul (1983) (aka "Beyond the Limit") and The Soldier (1982). He also worked in several New York City Shakespeare productions, such as, "Blood Wedding", "What Would Jeanne Moreau Do", in the "wpa Theatre" and "The Count of Mount Cristo".
In 1998 he won the Portuguese Golden Globe for the 1997 movie Tentação ( which translates temptation). … Expand
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