Joaquim de Almeida

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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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Charles Malik Whitfield

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Charles Malik Whitfield

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

SuspensefulFunIntenseGripping

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

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

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

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Desperado (1995)

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El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

Che: Part Two (2009)

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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Catalina Sandino Moreno  •  Franka Potente  •  Demián Bichir

One Man's Hero (1999)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Hool
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Daniela Romo  •  Mark Moses

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Hool
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Daniela Romo  •  Mark Moses

The Life (2004)

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

DIRECTION:  María Lidón
CAST:  Denise Richards  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  María Jiménez

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

DIRECTION:  María Lidón
CAST:  Denise Richards  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  María Jiménez

Moscow Zero (2006)

In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Lidón
CAST:  Vincent Gallo  •  Oksana Akinshina  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sage Stallone

In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Lidón
CAST:  Vincent Gallo  •  Oksana Akinshina  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sage Stallone

La Cucina (2007)

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

DIRECTION:  Allison R. Hebble  •  Zed Starkovich
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Leisha Hailey  •  Rachel Hunter

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

DIRECTION:  Allison R. Hebble  •  Zed Starkovich
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Leisha Hailey  •  Rachel Hunter

On the Run (1999)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno de Almeida
CAST:  Michael Imperioli  •  John Ventimiglia  •  Drena De Niro  •  Nick Sandow

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno de Almeida
CAST:  Michael Imperioli  •  John Ventimiglia  •  Drena De Niro  •  Nick Sandow

On the Edge of the Horizon (1993)

Spino, a pathologist, receives an unidentified body which looks familiar to him... himself, 30 years younger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Lopes
CAST:  Claude Brasseur  •  Andréa Ferréol  •  Ana Padrão  •  Antonio Valero

Spino, a pathologist, receives an unidentified body which looks familiar to him... himself, 30 years younger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Lopes
CAST:  Claude Brasseur  •  Andréa Ferréol  •  Ana Padrão  •  Antonio Valero

Alex (1991)

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

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Ricardo Colares  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Teresa Roby  •  Joaquim de Almeida

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

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Ricardo Colares  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Teresa Roby  •  Joaquim de Almeida

Fast Five (2011)

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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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Jordana Brewster

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Jordana Brewster

Tale About the Cat and the Moon (1997)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Serrazina
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Serrazina
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida

The Gilded Cage (2013)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Alves
CAST:  Rita Blanco  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Roland Giraud  •  Chantal Lauby

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Alves
CAST:  Rita Blanco  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Roland Giraud  •  Chantal Lauby

The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Matthew Settle  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Sarah Wayne Callies  •  Héctor Elizondo

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Matthew Settle  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Sarah Wayne Callies  •  Héctor Elizondo

Tentação (1997)

Father António is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father António is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful as it seems. The good intentions of the Father will not be sufficient to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joaquim Leitão
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cristina Câmara  •  Sofia Leite  •  Diogo Infante

Father António is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father António is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful as it seems. The good intentions of the Father will not be sufficient to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joaquim Leitão
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cristina Câmara  •  Sofia Leite  •  Diogo Infante

Mamitas (2012)

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

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ozeki
CAST:  Josue Aguirre  •  E.J. Bonilla  •  Kimberly Burke  •  Joaquim de Almeida

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

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ozeki
CAST:  Josue Aguirre  •  E.J. Bonilla  •  Kimberly Burke  •  Joaquim de Almeida

A Passing Season (1992)

As he does at the end of every summer, Antonio climbs onto his roof to sweep out his chimney. From this vantage point, he sees that repairs have begun on one of the neighbouring houses - the one formerly inhabited by the "Nazi" (a guy's name), which after ten years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gracia Querejeta
CAST:  Santiago Alonso  •  Omero Antonutti  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Bibi Andersson

As he does at the end of every summer, Antonio climbs onto his roof to sweep out his chimney. From this vantage point, he sees that repairs have begun on one of the neighbouring houses - the one formerly inhabited by the "Nazi" (a guy's name), which after ten years ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gracia Querejeta
CAST:  Santiago Alonso  •  Omero Antonutti  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Bibi Andersson

Priceless Beauty (1988)

A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Finch
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Diane Lane  •  Francesco Quinn  •  Claudia Ohana

A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Finch
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Diane Lane  •  Francesco Quinn  •  Claudia Ohana

Water and Salt (2001)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Galatea Ranzi  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Alexandre Pinto  •  Miguel Borges

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Galatea Ranzi  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Alexandre Pinto  •  Miguel Borges
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