Saturday, April 27, 2019

Héctor Babenco

Héctor Eduardo Babenco (1946 –2016) was an Argentine-born Brazilian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor.
His mother, Janka Haberberg, was a Polish Jewish immigrant, and his father, Jaime Babenco, was an Argentine gaucho of Ukrainian Jewish origin.
He worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United States. His best-known films are Pixote (1980), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Ironweed (1987), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1990) and Carandiru (2003).
He directed some of the most respected American actors of his time, including William Hurt, John Lithgow, Raul Julia, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates.
His last film was My Hindu Friend (2016), which stars Willem Dafoe. It recounts the story of a film director close to death.

1 comment:

  1. Was he related to Hector ardee of Chef Boyardee beef macaroni fame? Anybody? Thanks.