Beato, Affonso 1941- (Affonso Henrique Beato)

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Beato, Affonso 1941- (Affonso Henrique Beato)


Full name, Affonso Henriques Ferreira Beato; born July 13, 1941, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; immigrated to the United States, 1970. Education: Earned a B.F.A.; studied painting at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes.


Manager—Sandra Marsh Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Cinematographer. Worked as a cinematographer on over 300 commercials, 60 shorts, and numerous music videos.


American Society of Cinematographers, Associacao brasileira de cinematografia (founding member).

Awards, Honors:

Festival de Brasilia Award, best cinematography, 1965; Coruja de Ouro Award, best cinematography, 1969; Candango Trophy, Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, best cinematography, 1967, for Cara a Cara; Candango Trophy, Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema, 1994, for Mil e Uma; Golden Kikito, Gramado Film Festival, Latin competition-best cinematography, 1996, for Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites; APCA Trophy, best cinematography, Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, best cinematography, 2000, both for Orfeu; Golden Frog Award nomination, Camerimage, 1999, Goya Award nomination, best cinematography, CEC Award nomination, best cinematography, Cinema Writers Circle, Spain, 2000, all for Todo sobre mi madre; Premio Associacao Brasileira de Cinematografia Award, 2001, for the Vento (a commercial) and "Perola negra" (a music video); Cinema Brazil Grand Prize nomination, best cinematography, 2004, for Deus e Brasileiro.


Film Cinematographer:

(As Affonso Henrique Beato) O Circo (documentary short), 1965.

Lima Barreto—Trajetoria (documentary short), 1966.

Heitor dos prazeres (documentary short), 1966.

Cara a Cara (also known as Face to Face), Transvideo, 1967.

Copacabana me engana (also known as Copabana Fools Me), 1968.

"Memorias do Cangaco," Brasil Verdade (documentary), 1968.

Viagem ao film do mundo (also known as Voyage to the End of the World), Unibrasil Filmes, 1968.

Mascara de traicao, Globo Video, 1969.

O Dragao da maldade contra o Santo Guerrereiro (also known as Antonio das Mortes), Grove Press, 1969.

O Bravo guerreiro (also known as The Brave Warrior), New Yorker Films, 1969.

Pindorama, 1970.

Le maitre du temps, 1970.

La tierra prometida (also known as The Promised Land), Tricontinental Film Center, 1971.

O Capitao bandeira contra o Dr. Moura Brasil, Difilm, 1971.

Heranca do Nordeste (documentary), 1972.

Hot Times (also known as A Hard Day for Archie, My Erotic Fantasies, Sweet Sixteen, The Adventures of Archie), Monterey Home Video, 1974.

Destino manifiesto (documentary), 1977.

The Boss' Son, Circle Films, 1978.

Terra dos indios (also known as Land of Indians), Embrafilme, 1979.

Enid Is Sleeping (also known as Over Her Dead Body), 1980.

Documenteur (also known as Documenteur: An Emotion Picture), Cine Tamaris, 1981.

Los dos mundos de Angelita (also known as The Two Worlds of Angelita), First Run Features, 1982.

Routes of Exile: A Moroccan Jewish Odyssey (documentary), 1983.

Circle of Power (also known as Brainwash, Mystique, and The Naked Weekend), Ambassador Film Distributors, 1983.

Para Viver Um Grande Amor, Embrafilme, 1984.

Tropclip, Embrafilme, 1985.

Alem da Paixao (also known as Beyond Passion, Felizes Para Sempre, and Happily Ever After), European Classics Video, 1985.

The Big Easy (also known as The Big Crackdown), Columbia, 1987.

Great Balls of Fire!, Orion, 1989.

Uncovered (also known as La tabla de Flandes), 1994.

Mil e Uma (also known as A Thousand and One), Sagres Filmes, 1994.

La flor de mi secreto (also known as La fleur de mon secret and The Flower of My Secret), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites (also known as Cinq jours, cinq nuits), 1996.

The Informant, Laurenfilm S.A., 1997.

Carne tremula (also known as En chair et en os and Live Flesh), Goldwyn Films, 1997.

Traicao (also known as Treason), 1998.

Todo sobre mi madre (also known as All About My Mother and Tout sur ma mere), Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Orfeu, New Yorker Films, 1999.

Price of Glory, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Ghost World, United Artists, 2001.

Adriana Calcanhoto—Publico (documentary), 2001.

Dot the I (also known as El punto sobre la I), Artisan Entertainment, 2003.

Deus e Brasileiro (also known as God Is Brazilian), Columbia TriStar, 2003.

View from the Top, Miramax, 2003.

The Fighting Temptations, Paramount, 2003.

Dark Water, Buena Vista, 2005.

The Queen (also known as La regina), Miramax, 2006.

Love in the Time of Cholera, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Nights in Rodanthe, Warner Bros., 2008.

Film Work; Other:

Camera assistant, Os Fuzis (also known as The Guns), 1963.

Assistant camera, Macunaima (also known as Jungle Freaks), New Line Cinema, 1969.

Camera operator, Dot the I (also known as El punto sobre), 2003.

Camera operator, The Queen (also known as La regina), Miramax, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Memoria de "Carne tremula" (documentary short), 1997.

Himself, Dark Water: Extraordinary Ensemble (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Oye Willie, PBS, 1980.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Supergirl—Das madchen von den sternen (also known as Supergirl), 1971.

Marisa Monte: Mais, 1991.

The Wrong Man, Showtime, 1993.

Pronto, Showtime, 1997.

Dead by Midnight, ABC, 1997.

The Informant (also known as Johnny Loves Suzy), Showtime, 1998.

Plainsong, CBS, 2004.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Adriana Calcanhoto—Publico, 2001.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Blood Ties, Fox, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mann vom anderen Stern, Supergirl—Das madchen von den sternen (also known as Supergirl), 1971.

Smuggler, The Wrong Man, Showtime, 1933.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Festival de San Sebastian, Ceremonia de Clausura, 1996.



Affonso Beato,, October 20, 2007.