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Luiz Bonfá (1922–2001)

Soundtrack | Composer | Actor
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Boyhood (2014) | Blindness (2008) | Black Orpheus (1959)
Luiz Bonfa | Quitandinha Serenaders
Oct 17, 1922 (died Jan 12, 2001)

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Past Film & Video (51 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Shadow WorldShadow World Writer ("Manha De Carnival")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Sea of TreesThe Sea of Trees Performer ("Uma Prece (A Prayer)") (as Luiz Bonfa), Writer ("Uma Prece (A Prayer)") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 2015 $25MM $20K / —
  • Primary photo for BoyhoodBoyhood Writer ("Somebody That I Used to Know") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 2014 $4MM $25MM / $51MM
  • Primary photo for I'm So Excited!I'm So Excited! Performer ("Malagueña salerosa")  Less 2013 €5MM $1.4MM / $12MM
  • Primary photo for The SitterThe Sitter Writer ("Runnin'") (as Luiz F. Bonfa)  Less 2011 $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for BridesmaidsBridesmaids Writer ("Manha De Carnaval") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 2011 $32MM $169MM / $288MM
  • Primary photo for Remember MeRemember Me Performer ("Sambolero"), Writer ("Sambolero")  Less 2010 $16MM $19MM / $57MM
  • Primary photo for Whatever WorksWhatever Works Writer ("Menina Flor") (as Luiz Floriano Bonfá)  Less 2009 $15MM $5.3MM / $35MM
  • Primary photo for The ProposalThe Proposal Performer ("Só Danço Samba")  Less 2009 $40MM $164MM / $317MM
  • Primary photo for White Night WeddingWhite Night Wedding Music ("Um pig")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for BlindnessBlindness Performer ("Sambolero"), Writer ("Sambolero")  Less 2008 $25MM $3.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for TuristasTuristas Performer ("À Procura da Batida Perfeita (Album Version)"), Writer ("À Procura da Batida Perfeita (Album Version)")  Less 2006 $10MM $7MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Cinderella StoryA Cinderella Story Writer ("Fallen" Radio Mix)  Less 2004 $20MM $51MM / $70MM
  • Primary photo for Samba in MettmannSamba in Mettmann Lyrics ("Tristeza"), Music ("Tristeza")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Casa de los babysCasa de los babys Writer ("Canción de Orfeo") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 2003 $476K / —
  • Primary photo for A Love MovieA Love Movie Composer (song "De Cigarro em Cigarro")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 8 Mile8 Mile Performer ("Runnin'") (as Luiz Bonfa), Writer ("Runnin'") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 2002 $41MM $117MM / $243MM
  • Primary photo for 101 Reykjavík101 Reykjavík Writer ("Um þig")  Less 2000 $12K / —
  • Primary photo for Woman on TopWoman on Top Performer ("Batucada"), Writer ("Batucada")  Less 2000 $8MM $5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Venus BeautyVenus Beauty Writer ("Manhã de Carnaval")  Less 1999 $416K / —
  • Primary photo for Playing by HeartPlaying by Heart Writer ("Samba de Orfeu" (1961))  Less 1998 $14MM $4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The PallbearerThe Pallbearer Performer ("Sambolero") (as Luiz Bonfa), Writer ("Sambolero") (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less 1996 $8MM $5.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Prisoner of RioPrisoner of Rio Composer, Music Performer (guitar)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Cinema FaladoCinema Falado Writer ("Manhã de Carnaval")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for CubaCuba Writer ("O Ganso") (uncredited)  Less 1979 $528K / —
  • Primary photo for Tercer MundoTercer Mundo Composer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Quatro Contra o MundoQuatro Contra o Mundo Composer (segments: História da Praia, Anjo, O, Jovem Retaguarda)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Live a Little, Love a LittleLive a Little, Love a Little Writer ("Almost in Love") (uncredited)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Pour un amour lointainPour un amour lointain Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for MétamorphosesMétamorphoses (Short) Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Gentle RainThe Gentle Rain Composer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for 22-2000 Cidade Aberta22-2000 Cidade Aberta Composer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Selva TrágicaSelva Trágica Composer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The BeggarsThe Beggars Composer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Hours of LoveThe Hours of Love Composer  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Copacabana PalaceCopacabana Palace Himself, Performer ("Canção do Mar"), Writer ("Canção do Mar", "Tristeza")  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Carnival of CrimeCarnival of Crime Actor, Composer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Unscrupulous OnesThe Unscrupulous Ones Composer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for As Sete EvasAs Sete Evas Composer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Black OrpheusBlack Orpheus Composer, Writer ("Manha De Carnaval", "Samba de Orfeo")  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Depois Eu ContoDepois Eu Conto Actor, Composer  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Nem Sansão Nem DalilaNem Sansão Nem Dalila Composer  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Destiny in TroubleDestiny in Trouble Actor  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Matar ou CorrerMatar ou Correr Composer  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Perdidos de AmorPerdidos de Amor Actor  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Aí Vem o BarãoAí Vem o Barão Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Não É Nada DissoNão É Nada Disso Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for E o Mundo se DiverteE o Mundo se Diverte Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for É com Este Que Eu VouÉ com Este Que Eu Vou Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Este Mundo É um PandeiroEste Mundo É um Pandeiro Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for Não Me Digas AdeusNão Me Digas Adeus Actor (as Quitandinha Serenaders)  Less 1947
Past Television (10 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for TransparentTransparent (TV Series) Writer ("Somebody That I Used To Know", "Somebody That I Used To Know (Piano Version)") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Symbolic Exemplar (Sep 26, 2014) Writer ("Somebody That I Used To Know", "Somebody That I Used To Know (Piano Version)") (as Luis Bonfa) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Somebody That I Used To Know") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #12.4 (May 6, 2012) Writer ("Somebody That I Used To Know") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mad MenMad Men (TV Series) Performer ("Night and Day") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Red in the Face (Aug 30, 2007) Performer ("Night and Day") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Huey P. Newton StoryA Huey P. Newton Story (TV Movie) Writer ("Manha de Carnaval")  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and TibetPavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet (TV Special) Writer ("Black Orpheus: Manha do Carnaval")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Three Tenors '98 World Cup ParisThree Tenors '98 World Cup Paris (TV Special) Writer ("Manha de Carnaval")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for River of MysteryRiver of Mystery (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Benny Hill ShowThe Benny Hill Show (TV Series) Writer ("Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval)") (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for It Takes a ThiefIt Takes a Thief (TV Series) Musician (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Bon soir, Kathrin!Bon soir, Kathrin! (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for The Julie Andrews HourThe Julie Andrews Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1971
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  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - Brazilian Guitarist (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
    • Episode #3.12 (Dec 11, 1965) Himself - Brazilian Guitarist (as Luiz Bonfa)  Less
  • Primary photo for LandesschauLandesschau (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962

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