Rodrigo Santoro Biography
(Brazilian Actor Known for His Role as ‘Xerxes’ in the Films ‘300’ and '300: Rise of an Empire')
Birthday: August 22, 1975 (Leo)
Born In: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rodrigo Santoro is a Brazilian actor known for playing Paulo in the American television series ‘Lost’ and Hector Escaton in HBO's ‘Westworld’. He is also known for acting in numerous successful Hollywood movies including ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’, ‘Rio’, ‘Love Actually’ and ‘300’, the last of which broke various box office records throughout the world. Born to a Brazilian artist and an Italian engineer, Santoro discovered his interest in acting while he was still a teenager. He would often travel from his house to nearby Rio de Janeiro for auditions. His first break came while he was in his first semester of college when he was approached for a role in a Brazilian television project which he completed while residing in the dorms. The actor continued to work in his country, eventually transitioning to the big screen, where he earned more name and fame. Soon he was named "the Brazilian Tom Cruise” and went on to earn the Cinema Brazil Grand Prix, one of the highest cinematic honors of the Brazilian entertainment industry for his power-packed performance in ‘Bicho de Sete Cabeças.’ The Brazilian star later appeared in a number of Hollywood films and soap operas. Today, he is a well-known name in both USA and Brazil and has earned a massive international fan following as well.