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Paulo Villaça

Paulo Barbosa Villaça (Bauru, São Paulo, 1933 — Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 1992) was a Brazilian actor and theatre director. Villaça worked as a Literature professor, journalist and advertising manager before his breakthrough as an actor in the 1960s. He achieved success by playing the main role in Rogério Sganzerla's "The Red Light Bandit" (1968). During the 1970s, Villaça was married to famous Brazilian actress Marília Pêra. He played parts in over 20 films, being a reconizable figure in productions from the Brazilian Cinema Marginal movement during the 1960s and 1970s. He also had a solid career at the theatre, where he acted in the Teatro Oficina company and played roles in many important plays, such as "Navalha na Carne", "Fala Baixo Senão eu Grito" and "Grande e Pequeno". In TV, he appeared in shows such as Rede Globo's "O Bofe" and Rede Bandeirante's "Os Adolescentes", limited series like "Quem Ama Não Mata" and "Chapadão do Bugre" and soap operas such as "Helena" and "Vale Tudo". His last film was 1992's "Perfume de Gardênia", which paid homage to his iconic role of The Red Light Bandit. He died in Rio de Janeiro from HIV-related health problems, and was buried in São Paulo.


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Born:
Jan 1, 1933 In Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie O Matador 1967-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie B2 2001-01-01
Known For
Poster of Scent of Gardenias
Poster of The Fifth Monkey
Poster of Lady on the Bus
Poster of The Monsters of Babaloo
Filmography
Movie B2 2001-01-01
Movie Scent of Gardenias 1992-08-07
Movie The Fifth Monkey Mr. Watts 1990-10-05
Movie Prisoner of Rio Dr. Falcao 1988-05-12
Movie Quincas Borba Quincas Borba 1988-06-09
Movie Eternamente Pagu Thiers Galvão de França 1987-05-12
Movie A Dama do Cine Shanghai Desdino 1987-07-19
Movie Fulaninha Armando 1986-02-05
Movie The Man in the Black Cape Maragato 1986-03-31
Movie Aventuras de um Paraíba 1982-01-01
Movie Rio Babilônia Dante 1982-09-14
Movie O Gigante da América Unknown 1980-11-23
Movie The Torturer Unknown 1980-05-19
Movie O Princípio do Prazer Otávio Menezes 1979-01-01
Movie República dos Assassinos Erasmo 1979-01-01
Movie Os Trombadinhas Detetive Bira 1979-01-02
Movie Nos Embalos de Ipanema André 1978-01-01
Movie Lady on the Bus vadio 1978-04-17
Movie Ajuricaba, o Rebelde da Amazônia 1977-01-01
Movie Viagem e Descrição do Rio Guanabara Por Ocasião da França Antártica 1977-01-01
Movie Gente Fina é Outra Coisa Rogério 1977-09-26
Movie O Forte Unknown 1977-05-12
Movie Paranóia 1976-09-13
Movie O Lobisomem: O Terror da Meia-Noite 1975-01-13
Movie Sagarana, o Duelo 1974-08-26
Movie Um Pistoleiro Chamado Caviúna Unknown 1972-12-25
Movie Lúcia McCartney, Uma Garota de Programa Friend 1971-11-29
Movie Mangue-Bangue 1971-01-01
Movie Beto Rockefeller 1970-01-01
Movie Os Senhores da Terra Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Copacabana Mon Amour Dr. Grilo 1970-02-13
Movie The Monsters of Babaloo Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Perdidos e Malditos Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie The Woman of Everyone Ramon 1969-10-24
Movie The Red Light Bandit Bandido da Luz Vermelha 1968-12-02
Movie Jardim de Guerra 1968-09-23
Movie O Matador 1967-01-01