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Joaquim de Almeida

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Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida

1957-03-15

São Sebastião da Pedreira - Lisbon - Portugal

Male

Biography

Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida ( born 15 March 1957) is a Portuguese-born American actor. He began his acting during the 1980s, appearing on the 1982 action movie The Soldier. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1995 Tom Clancy's thriller Clear and Present Danger, drug kingpin Bucho in the 1995 action thriller film Desperado, Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24 and the corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes in 2011 street racing film Fast Five. His other well known films include The Honorary Consul (1983), Good Morning, Babylon (1987), Only You (1994), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), Che: Part Two (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008). He has worked in Europe, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Brazil in many film and stage productions, winning several international awards.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Stranded

Stranded

A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to survive as the minutes slip away?

2002-04-12
The Heart of the Earth

The Heart of the Earth

Tensions mount in an Andalusia mining town between local Spanish workers and their British employers.

2007-03-17
The Death and Life of Bobby Z

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow.

2007-09-04
The Life

The Life

An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.

2004-04-16
La conjura de El Escorial

La conjura de El Escorial

16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal

2008-09-05
Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

2001-11-17
Desperado

Desperado

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

1995-08-25
Che: Part Two

Che: Part Two

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.

2009-01-24
Only You

Only You

A childhood incident has convinced Faith Corvatch that her true love is a guy named "Damon Bradley," but she has yet to meet him. Preparing to settle down and marry a foot doctor, Faith impulsively flies to Venice when it seems that she may be able to finally encounter the man of her dreams. Instead, she meets the charming Peter Wright. But can they fall in love if she still believes that she is intended to be with someone else?

1994-09-17
Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

1994-08-03
La Cucina

La Cucina

A small group of amateur cooks and kitchen guests discover exactly why some refer to the kitchen as the "heart of the house".

2007-04-12
The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain

A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?

2008-08-29
Call Girl

Call Girl

A powerful entrepreneur wants to build an exclusive resort hotel in Villanova, but he discovers the location he has in mind is protected by local land-use regulations. He hires Maria, a beautiful and elegant prostitute, to seduce the mayor, leaving him open to blackmail if he won't give the entrepreneur what he wants. Maria has no trouble twisting Meireles around her finger, but police detectives Madeira and Neves get wind of the plan and set out to expose the plot...

2007-12-27
Sweat

Sweat

Four partners heist a fortune in gold ore from a North African airport & escape across the desert in a truck.

2002-07-24
No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Lillian is a 21-year-old drifter engaged to a philandering loser and locked in her room with a strange man. She lives next to a failed violinist who won't stop playing his instrument. He lives next to a New Age fanatic who's into colonic treatments; she lives next to two drug addicts who mess with the wrong prostitutes and end up answering to a pimp named Mr. Tangerine. In a barrage of head-spinning vignettes, we are sucked into a surreal motel fantasy-land where society's riffraff dwell in that awkward place between freedom and desperation.

1999-12-12
Il fuggiasco 2003-11-14
Break of Dawn

Break of Dawn

The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins.

2002-09-11
The Xango from Baker Street

The Xango from Baker Street

Rio de Janeiro, 1886. A precious Stradivarius violin presented to Emperor Dom Pedro II is stolen. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called to solve the case.

2001-09-27
A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

2005-03-17
The Fencing Master

The Fencing Master

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her and agrees. She wishes to learn a particular thrust which he is famous for. When a local nobleman becomes involved with her the intrigue begins.

1992-09-18
According to Pereira

According to Pereira

Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the "Lisboa," an unaffiliated evening paper. There is a civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he concerns himself only with his work – writing biographies of famous writers and translating French novels – and ignores what is going on around him. He hires Monteiro Rossi, an idealistic young man in love with a beautiful communist, as an assistant. He reluctantly helps them when they begin to get into trouble due to subversive activities. Eventually, events force him to take a stand.

1995-04-06
Good Morning, Babylon

Good Morning, Babylon

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W.Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides...

1987-07-15
Tale About the Cat and the Moon

Tale About the Cat and the Moon

A poem. A tale made of silence and complicity. Light and shadows, the charm of the night, the moon as a passion... This is a tale about someone who tried to make the dream come true. This is the tale about the cat and the moon.

1997-01-01
The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy

Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide awakening, arising within all religious traditions, that moves humanity toward a deeper experience of spirituality.

2006-06-01
Dollar for the Dead

Dollar for the Dead

In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in, Emilio Estevez assumes Clint Eastwood's "man with no name" role. Estevez plays a super-quick gunman on the run from a rancher (Long) and his men out to kill him for killing his son. The gunman gets mixed up with a former Confederate soldier (William Forsythe) who has knowledge of hidden gold. The only trouble is he is also pursued by Union soldiers. When they free a man (Ed Lauter) with part of the map to the gold, they then are also pursued by Spanish soldiers. It all leads to a small Mexican town terrorized by soldiers and led a by a good priest (Joaquim De Almeida) who also has knowledge of the gold.

1998-01-01
The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley Fortnum, a representative in Latin America who is trying to keep Revolution from occurring. He is also a remorseful alcoholic. Another person the doctor meets is Clara, whom he immediately falls in love with, but there is a problem: Clara is Charley's wife.

1983-09-30
The Immortals

The Immortals

"Os Imortais" is without a doubt one of the best, or probably, the best Portuguese film ever made. It certainly is a landmark on the Portuguese cinema's scene; this movie his worth every minute. Every year, four ex-soldiers that call themselves "Os Imortais" (translated "The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate war deeds and to remember the old days, back in the war. On the summer of 1985, tired of their monotonous lives they decide to rob a bank. Joaquim Malarranha, a chief inspector from the local police about to retire, crosses their path and will spend his last days of duty trying to solve the robbery. But has he carries on with his investigation, he discovers more than he could ever think of.

2003-11-07
Fast Five

Fast Five

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

2011-04-28
Captains of April

Captains of April

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

2000-04-21
Women

Women

Five women, all in their forties, try to find out what's important for them in life.

1998-01-11
The Soldier

The Soldier

Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

1982-06-01
Mamitas

Mamitas

A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.

2012-04-27
Holy Money

Holy Money

Anthony's family runs a small Italian restaurant in London. When his childhood friend, Dario, dies in a suspicious accident, Anthony inherits a vineyard in Sant'Angelo, the village his parents came from in Italy. Surprised by the large sum of money offered to him by a curious Italian "Master of Wine" for the land he just inherited, and considering the mysterious circumstances surrounding Dario's death, Anthony decides to drive down to Sant'Angelo. Anthony soon feels he's in the middle of something he doesn't understand and wants to leave, but... He gets tangled up in "Love's" web and suddenly finds himself the target of a crazy manhunt.

2009-09-16
Backlight

Backlight

Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

2010-07-10
Christopher Roth

Christopher Roth

A horror novelist begins to fear his stories may have a life of their own.

2010-04-10
La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

1999-04-23
The Dumbfounded King

The Dumbfounded King

Spain, under Philip IV (1621-1665). The film is based on a novel by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. The King (Gabino Diego) is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa (Laura del Sol), the most beautiful prostitute of the town and Court. After that, he also wants to see the Queen (Anne Roussel) naked. However, the King, despite the opposition and the scandal of the Church, will not stop until he reaches his wishes.

1991-11-01
Sandino

Sandino

Narrative of a period of life (1926 - 1934) of the Nicaraguan revolutionary leader Sandino, who was known as "The general of free men."

1990-01-01
Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Catarina Menezes is a bisexual TV reporter who decides to have a child on her own and chooses Spanish humanitarian doctor Rafael to father the child, setting up an elaborate charade to lure him into her bed. When Catarina reveals her pregnancy, though, her current live-in girlfriend doesn't take to it kindly and promises to make Catarina's life hell; to make matters worse, Rafael finds out her true identity and comes to Lisbon to see her. And Catarina's sole refuge is in the arms of fellow journalist Francisco, her professional relationship slowly becoming a romantic one.

1995-12-22
La voz de su amo

La voz de su amo

Bilbao, 1980. In an environment marked by corruption and terrorism, Charli, taciturn thirties, works as a chauffeur and confidant of Mr. Oliveira, a Portuguese born businessman who is engaged in shady dealings. Alarmed by a series of threats and attacks, Oliveira decides to put her teenage daughter, Marta, under the protection of Charli. From this moment, everything is complicated: love comes without warning, violence begets more violence, friends are not what they seem and the money changes hands.

2001-05-18
Water and Salt

Water and Salt

Ana lives in a little village by the sea, with her husband and daughter. He decides to leave for a few days. That seems to be the ideal solution, because Ana needs to finish a work she has been doing for a long time. But her concentration seems threatened when she starts doing her daily walks by the village and the beach: she saves a stranger from death in the sea, meets young Alexandre and Emilia, and her friend Vera turns up in her house. And then, everything changes…

2001-08-01
Tres 60

Tres 60

Guillermo (Raúl Mérida) is a passionate young college surf casually discovering an old photographic film. In the photographs are enigmatic images and a familiar face, leading Guillermo to embark on a perilous investigation with the help of Daniela, a student from Fine Arts, and his brother, a computer expert. None of them is aware that such research can change their lives forever.

2013-07-26
The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage

In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.

2013-04-19
Robosapien: Rebooted

Robosapien: Rebooted

At Kinetech Labs, an inventor named Allan Topher designs a robot for search and rescue, but when he finds out that the robot will be used for military purposes, he programs the robot to flee. The robot escapes but is damaged in the process. It is discovered by 12-year-old Henry Keller, who fixes it and names it Cody. The robot does not remember its past, and Henry and Cody develop a friendship. Eventually, Kinetech and the inventor find Cody and bring the robot back to the laboratories. The inventor feels guilty for taking Cody away, so he returns the robot to Henry. The inventor meets Henry's mother, Joanna, in the process and falls in love. Kinetech wants the robot back, so it kidnaps the inventor and Joanna. Henry and Cody embark to save them and to bring down Kinetech.

2013-04-01
Oscar. The color of destiny

Oscar. The color of destiny

"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious illness which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man's disease. The film is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life. Lucas Fernández turns the life of a debauchee, who regarded himself a monster because of his disfiguring disease, into a universal story where art is the product of love and loneliness, of sex and violence before, during and after the Nazi invasion of Paris.

2008-02-22
Fátima

Fátima

1917, a beautiful apparition of Our Lady forever alters the lives of three children: Lucinda, Jacita and Francisco who lived in Villa Fatima in Portugal.

1997-10-10
Uma Vida Normal 1994-03-04
Tentação 1997-12-26
On the Run

On the Run

Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night in New York that will change both their lives forever.

2000-06-02
The Duel: A Story Where Truth Is Mere Detail 2014-08-21
Corazón loco 1997-05-14
Of Mind and Music

Of Mind and Music

Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the streets of New Orleans. Her health declining and her singing partner and her adopted daughter unable to help, Cruz seeks out her long lost son in an effort to bring resolution to the grief, loss and longing that has overshadowed her hard but beautiful life.

2016-02-12
Shadows in a conflict

Shadows in a conflict

A suposed terrorist enters in the life a lonely woman.

1993-09-10
El baile de las ánimas 1994-01-14
Alex

Alex

The story of a child who faces the emptiness that surrounds the figure of his parents, disappeared in Africa.

1991-02-16
Rouge Brésil 2015-03-03
Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun

Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun

An ex-Hollywood screenwriter now teaching an evening class in New York finds himself in a battle of wits with a devious screenwriter student.

2014-10-24
One Man's Hero

One Man's Hero

One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a sergeant in the American Army who is commissioned as a captain in the Mexican army and commands the battalion, as he leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border

1999-09-24
Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt?

Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt?

Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him.

2014-09-12
Our Brand Is Crisis

Our Brand Is Crisis

A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.

2015-10-30
Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story

A documentary chronicle of one of our greatest directors.

2016-06-03
Diablo

Diablo

A young civil war veteran is forced on a desperate journey to save his kidnapped wife.

2016-01-08
Una estación de paso
Terre sacrée

Terre sacrée

Festival de Cannes 1988

The Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon

Her deepening affair with a separatist spurs a wealthy Manhattanite to return to the Bronx, where she grew up, and reevaluate her Puerto Rican cultural roots.

1987-01-02
Downsizing

Downsizing

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

2017-12-22
Les deux Fragonard

Les deux Fragonard

A young model poses for Fragonard. He falls in love.

Disamistade 1988-09-25
A Date with Miss Fortune

A Date with Miss Fortune

When a struggling writer meets a superstitious Portuguese beauty, he has no idea that his life and luck are both about to change. A romantic comedy about cross-cultural relationships.

2016-01-29
The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

2017-08-18
Inferno

Inferno

Ten men,ten brothers in arms who fought together in the Portuguese Colony of Angola during the colonial war,gather together every year to dinner and remember those brave times of war...this year, the presence of Nina, a prostitute and a hunt that end in a shootout, will call their instincts and traumatic pasts for one last mission...

1999-12-24
Amor e Dedinhos de Pé 1993-01-15
Cold Land

Cold Land

In the forties, in a little settlement lost amidst the mountains of Trás-os-Montes, Leonardo tries to survive by buying and selling marten and fox furs, dreaming of the day he’ll close a big deal.

1992-06-22
Milan noir

Milan noir

The story of a woman whose past comes back to haunt her after a former lover re-enters her life.

1987-01-01