Happy birthday! Sam Mendes turns 55 today

The iconic and legendary director turns 55 on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.

Sam Mendes is celebrating his 55th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.

Popular director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 55th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Mendes, a cultural icon

Born Samuel Alexander Mendes in Reading on August 1, 1965, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in English history. Mendes' not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Sam hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Sam Mendes as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 55.

Happy Birthday, Sam, you're the best!

Sam Mendes career in pictures

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