Rodrigo Santoro

Biography: While studying advertising at college in Rio de Janeiro, Santoro left school to act in Brazilian soap operas. As his popularity grew he moved onto feature films winning numerous awards and was touted as "the Brazilian Tom Cruise." He won the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (the equivalent of an Oscar) for his powerful performance as an institutionalized teen in Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm) and earned kudos as a young man forced to avenge his brother's murder in Behind the Sun. Santoro's combined sex appeal and solid acting chops had Hollywood calling, and he began appearing in small parts on the big screen. Following the made-for-TV movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone with Helen Mirren, he landed parts as an extreme-sports-loving villain in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and was Laura Linney's crush in Love Actually. But he remained best known to U.S. audiences as the mystery man who romanced Nicole Kidman in an arty Chanel ad. Although his Lost character Paulo didn't evenWhile studying advertising at college in Rio de Janeiro, Santoro left school to act in Brazilian soap operas. As his popularity grew he moved onto feature films winning numerous awards and was touted as "the Brazilian Tom Cruise." He won the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (the equivalent of an Oscar) for his powerful performance as an institutionalized teen in Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm) and earned kudos as a young man forced to avenge his brother's murder in Behind the Sun. Santoro's combined sex appeal and solid acting chops had Hollywood calling, and he began appearing in small parts on the big screen. Following the made-for-TV movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone with Helen Mirren, he landed parts as an extreme-sports-loving villain in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and was Laura Linney's crush in Love Actually. But he remained best known to U.S. audiences as the mystery man who romanced Nicole Kidman in an arty Chanel ad. Although his Lost character Paulo didn't even survive one season, Rodrigo bounced back as a baddie in the graphic novel-turned-blockbuster 300. Expand

Rodrigo Santoro's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 80 7 Prisoners
Lowest Metascore: 26 Rio, I Love You
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
24 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 7 Prisoners Nov 5, 2021 Principal Cast 7.2
51 Project Power Aug 14, 2020 Principal Cast / Biggie 5.1
38 Ben-Hur Aug 19, 2016 Jesus / Jesus 5.0
39 Pelé: Birth of a Legend May 13, 2016 Cast / Principal Cast 7.2
26 Rio, I Love You Apr 15, 2016 Ele (Segment "Pas De Deux") / Ele (Segment "Pas De Deux") 7.4
49 Jane Got a Gun Jan 29, 2016 Fitchum / Fitchum 5.2
55 The 33 Nov 13, 2015 Laurence Golborne / Laurence Golborne / Laurence Golborne / Laurence Golborne tbd
56 Focus Feb 27, 2015 Cast / Principal Cast / Garriga 6.2
49 Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Tulio 6.1
48 300: Rise of an Empire Mar 7, 2014 Xerxes / Xerxes 6.6
tbd Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury Nov 22, 2013 Piat / Piatã/Junior 7.6
54 The Last Stand Jan 18, 2013 Frank Martinez 6.6
52 Heleno Dec 7, 2012 Producer / Heleno De Freitas tbd
41 What to Expect When You're Expecting May 18, 2012 Alex 6.9
33 There Be Dragons May 6, 2011 Oriol 8.1
63 Rio Apr 15, 2011 Cast 7.6
65 I Love You Phillip Morris Dec 3, 2010 Jimmy Kemple / Jimmy Kemple tbd
35 Post Grad Aug 21, 2009 David Santiago / David Santiago tbd
64 Che Dec 12, 2008 Raúl Castro 7.0
64 Lion's Den May 15, 2008 Ramiro tbd
69 Redbelt May 2, 2008 Bruno Silva 6.6
52 300 Mar 9, 2007 Xerxes / Xerxes 6.4
71 Carandiru May 14, 2004 Lady Di 7.4
48 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Jun 27, 2003 Randy Emmers 5.4
73 Behind the Sun Dec 12, 2001 Tonho 7.3