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Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles

Birthday: 15 January 1957, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height: 178 cm

Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and ...Show more

Mario Van Peebles
I had unusual parents. We'd been to Europe. We'd been in the theater. We were sort of like the Addam Show more I had unusual parents. We'd been to Europe. We'd been in the theater. We were sort of like the Addams Family. Hide
When young people see movies like 'Gandhi 'or 'JFK,' there is an element of romanticization of these Show more When young people see movies like 'Gandhi 'or 'JFK,' there is an element of romanticization of these powerful people, and young people often feel a huge distance between their own lives and the lives of these social-change heroes. But the Panthers were flawed-up people from the streets, so it's easier to identify with them. Hide
No matter what color you are, if you mentor some little boy or girl, you make a huge difference in t Show more No matter what color you are, if you mentor some little boy or girl, you make a huge difference in their lives because they then model behavior that leads to success versus modeling behavior that doesn't. Hide
If I or any other black can deliver at the box office, I'll get a lot of work. Too many young actors Show more If I or any other black can deliver at the box office, I'll get a lot of work. Too many young actors, regardless of their color, try to play an attitude on camera and fail to remember their job is to fit into an entertainment. Hide
When I came out to Hollywood, I discovered the perfect place for my creative madness - Cannon Pictur Show more When I came out to Hollywood, I discovered the perfect place for my creative madness - Cannon Pictures. Hide
My dad always said there's four phases in an actor/director's life. There's 'Mario Who?' There's 'Ge Show more My dad always said there's four phases in an actor/director's life. There's 'Mario Who?' There's 'Get me Mario!' 'Get me a young Mario,' and 'Mario Who?' Hide
If you sort of treat the environment in sort of this mechanical, industrial way that there's a disco Show more If you sort of treat the environment in sort of this mechanical, industrial way that there's a disconnect between man and the environment, it's very easy to treat people that way. Hide
My father told me you have two loves in your life: What you do and the people you're with. My father told me you have two loves in your life: What you do and the people you're with.
I went from being 'Mario who?' to 'Mario baby! I went from being 'Mario who?' to 'Mario baby!
When you make a film that is based in reality, reality will come up all around it. When you make a film that is based in reality, reality will come up all around it.
There is definitely places in America where, if you're born into that environment, your chances of g Show more There is definitely places in America where, if you're born into that environment, your chances of getting out are really, really limited. Hide
We think birth is a miracle and death is a tragedy, but really they're flip sides of the same coin - Show more We think birth is a miracle and death is a tragedy, but really they're flip sides of the same coin - anything born is gonna die. Hide
I'm not in business to make money. I'm not in business to make money.
My father, Melvin van Peebles, and my mother were both very active politically when I was a kid. The Show more My father, Melvin van Peebles, and my mother were both very active politically when I was a kid. The first time I was allowed to stay up late was to attend a demonstration. Hide
Mario Van Peebles's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (47) as Director (7) as Creator (2)
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