José Lewgoy

José Lewgoy

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1920-11-16 · Deathday: 2003-02-10 (82 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

88 Movies · 8 TV shows

Biography

José Lewgoy (November 16, 1920 – February 10, 2003) was a Brazilian actor. He is recognizable to many art-house cinema fans as the man who played Don Aquilino in Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.

Movies & TV shows

2017.

1 Movie
Stories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

Stories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell

2017
Filled with raunchy laughs, this documentary compiles outrageous scenes from sex-comedies that shaped Brazil's "pornochanchada" boom of the 1970s.

2015.

1 Movie
Chatô, The King of Brazil

Chatô, The King of Brazil

2015
The first magnate of communications in Brazil was Assis Chateaubriand. He was called the Brazilian Citizen Kane because of his influence during the late 1930s and early 1960s.

2011.

1 Movie
Eu eu eu José Lewgoy

Eu eu eu José Lewgoy

2011
Documentary discussing the life and work of José Lewgoy, one of the most important Brazilian actors of all times.

2006.

1 Movie
Depois do Transe

Depois do Transe

2006
"Depois do Transe" is a documentary about the creation of the masterpiece "Entranced Earth". At the time, "Entranced Earth" was considered a "fabulous filmic opera" by the writer Marguerite Duras.

2003.

1 Movie
Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria

Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria

2003
Apolônio Brasil was a pianist at a famous nightclub in Rio de Janeiro, from the 1950s until his untimely death. Quite a character, Apolônio was loved by women and idolized by his audience and friends....

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Maias

The Maias

2001
Pedro da Maia gets married to Maria Monforte despite his father's opposition. Carlos Eduardo is a son and a daughter of the marriage. Maria Monforte falls in love with Tancredo and runs away to Italy ...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Força de um Desejo

Força de um Desejo

1999
Força de um Desejo is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Globo TV and was shown in the schedule of 18 hours between May 10, 1999 and January 29, 2000, in 226 chapters. It was written by Gilberto Braga...

1998.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Hilda Hurricane

Hilda Hurricane

1998
After leaving her groom at the alter and going directly to a prostitution house, a young model becomes the city's most famous harlot, known as "Hilda the Hurricane", in the 50's Brazil. If it wasn't f...
TV
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

1998
Accused of murdering a millionaire, a man manages to escape. Finding help along the way, he starts a struggle to prove his innocence.
The Patriot

The Patriot

1998
He tries to find solutions for Brazilian problems using only his own country's resources. He has strange ideas about how to build a great nation.

1996.

2 Movies
The Jew

The Jew

1996
The story of a jewish poet, playwright and lawyer who was tortured and converted to Catholicism in the 18th century. He became a scapegoat because of his criticism of Portugal's élite.

1995.

2 Movies
Glaura

Glaura

1995
The Quartet

The Quartet

1995
The story of two immigrant couples. While fighting for survival in the new world, the unexpected love of Massimo and Teresa appeared. They leave their partners and react against family and cultural tr...

1994.

1 Movie
Boca

Boca

1994
A photographer goes to Brazil to investigate a crime boss. She became enamored with the story.

1992.

1 Movie
Scent of Gardenias

Scent of Gardenias

1992
Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.

1990.

2 Movies
The Scarlet Scorpion

The Scarlet Scorpion

1990
The Angel is a millionaire playboy who fights the forces of crime and is in love with a fashion designer who is kidnapped by the arch-villain.
Stelinha

Stelinha

1990
A young rock singer meets his childhood hero, a famous singer who is now wallowing in alcohol and sex.

1989.

2 Movies
Faca de Dois Gumes

Faca de Dois Gumes

1989
Paulo is a rich lawyer who is very loyal to his wife and has a happy and comfortable family life. When he learns that the woman is cheating on him with his business partner and best friend, he decides...
Party

Party

1989
A harmonica player, a player pool and his old assistant are invited to a rich people's party but time passes and they are never invited to introduce themselves. While waiting in the lobby, you can see...

1988.

1 Movie
Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

6
1988
Jack Noah, a little known actor, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. Jack was offered an offer that he could not refuse by Roberto, the dictator's righ...

1987.

2 Movies
Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

1987
The fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde, cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octvio Countinho. Don Octvio didn't know that his new guest was a bandit and ...
A Dama do Cine Shanghai

A Dama do Cine Shanghai

1987
A former athlete enters an old cinema in So Paulo's decadent city centre and meets a woman very similar to the main character in the film. He gets involved with her and she doesn't have to worry about...

1986.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Manor of Araucaima

The Manor of Araucaima

1986
A friar, a convalescent pilot, a Haitian servant, a mercenary guardian and a mature and dominant female live in an old and mysterious tropical mansion. A young model arrives there.
TV
Golden Years

Golden Years

1986
Depicts the moral values of Rio de Janeiro's middle class in the 1950s as Lurdinha and Marcos fall in love at first sight, but her parents don't approve of the boy because his parents are divorced. Th...
Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol

Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol

3.88
1986
The team of Galinheiro Futebol Clube, formed by emeritus fighters, has as technical Cardea, advised by three direct assistants: Elvis, former player as Cardinal and aspiring singer; Fumê, cook of Inde...

1985.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Time and the Wind

Time and the Wind

1985
It tells the story of the Camabará family for many generations, which were fundamental to the social and political formation of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The stories are remembered by Dona Bibia...
Os Bons Tempos Voltaram: Vamos Gozar Outra Vez

Os Bons Tempos Voltaram: Vamos Gozar Outra Vez

1985
Two stories chronicle the days of the bohemian, libertine youth of 1960s Rio de Janeiro.
Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

6
1985
Two inmates in a South American prison are cell mates. Luis is a gay man and Valentin is a political prisoner. Luis invents romantic movies to escape reality, while Valentin keeps his mind on the situ...

1984.

2 Movies
Blame It on Rio

Blame It on Rio

1984
Matthew is in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters. Matthew and his best friend's daughter are in a secret relationship after Matthew fell in love with her. When he learns about t...

1982.

3 Movies
Tabu

Tabu

1982
The fictional encounter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in the 30s) between popular songwriter Lamartine Babo and inconoclast poet and playwright Oswald de Andrade.
Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

3.5
1982
Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who wants to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, in order to finance his project, so he embarked on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitabl...
Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams

1982
The Amazon rain forest, 1979. The crew of Fitzcarraldo (1982), a film directed by German director Werner Herzog, soon finds itself with problems related to casting, tribal struggles and accidents, amo...

1981.

1 Movie
Engraçadinha

Engraçadinha

1981
After the funeral of her father, Engraadinha confessed to the priest her motives. On the engagement party of her cousin Slvio with Letcia, Engraadinha seduces him in the library, and later she ends he...

1980.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
O Gigante da América

O Gigante da América

1980
A caboclo's soul wanders through purgatory (or hell), visiting many places until he boards a ship whose destination is unknown.
TV
Agua Viva

Agua Viva

1980
Água Viva is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo in 1980.

1979.

4 Movies
Horror and Ecstasy

Horror and Ecstasy

1979
A girl and her boyfriend are kidnapped. She develops a strange attraction to her abductor.
República dos Assassinos

República dos Assassinos

1979
In 1970, the Esquadrão da Morte (Death Squad)' crimes for the refinement of violence provoked a wave of reactions throughout the country. The photos of the victims, adorned by the skull, symbol of the...

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1976.

4 Movies
Intimacy

Intimacy

1976
Guia de Filmes indicates: "melodrama addressing the massification of large urban centers and the contradictions of consumer society and advertising. It is the first independent production by the firm ...

1975.

4 Movies

1974.

3 Movies
Gente Que Transa

Gente Que Transa

1974
Competing for the concession of a TV channel, one of the contenders throws an orgy to defeat the other candidate.

1973.

3 Movies
Como é Boa Nossa Empregada

Como é Boa Nossa Empregada

1973
"Como É Boa a Nossa Empregada" is an erotic comedy from the 70's (called "pornochanchada" genre) divided in three segments: 1) "Lula e a Copeira": Lula uses frogs, bats and spiders to scare the ugly k...
Hung Up

Hung Up

1973
Le grabuge is a film drama.

1972.

3 Movies
A Viúva Virgem

A Viúva Virgem

1972
In Minas Gerais, the powerful "colonel" Alexandrão gets married with the young and virgin Cristina and promotes a huge wedding party in his farm. He eats and drinks a lot along the day, and in his "fi...
When Carnaval Comes

When Carnaval Comes

1972
Music manager has to get three of his artists together for a special show, but soon finds out it isn't an easy task.

1971.

3 Movies
Pra Quem Fica, Tchau

Pra Quem Fica, Tchau

1971
Pra Quem Fica, Tchau tells the story of a teenager from the interior who comes to Rio, financed by an uncle, and goes to live with a womanizer cousin.

1970.

2 Movies
Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin

1970
The eccentric members of a wealthy Brazilian family each go through personal torment, debauchery and intense guilt in this symbolic and gory film. The father has made a fortune in the slaughterhouse b...

1969.

2 Movies
Os Paqueras

Os Paqueras

1969
Two ladykillers living in Rio de Janeiro know no limits when courting a beautiful woman. A problem arises when one of them starts coming on to a girl, not knowing she's his buddy's daughter.

1968.

4 Movies
Roberto Carlos e o Diamante Cor-de-Rosa

Roberto Carlos e o Diamante Cor-de-Rosa

1968
An antique shop in Tokyo may have a statuette that leads to a treasure.
Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura

Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura

1968
While making a movie in Rio de Janeiro, the singer Roberto Carlos is kidnapped by an international gang that wants to make money with his songs in a computer, together with Pierre (José Lewgoy) , the ...
A Vida Provisória

A Vida Provisória

1968
During the Brazilian military government, journalist Estvo is sent from Rio to Brasilia to cover the important statement of a minister, but takes the opportunity to deliver incriminating documents to ...

1967.

5 Movies
Improvised and Purposeful: Cinema Novo

Improvised and Purposeful: Cinema Novo

1967
The Brazilian New Wave movement was the subject of a German documentary. Six filmmakers were working in Rio in 1967.
A Rose for Everyone

A Rose for Everyone

1967
A woman tries to please everyone but gets jealous and can't handle it.
Entranced Earth

Entranced Earth

5
1967
The country is sparkling because of the internal struggle for political power. A journalist is against two corrupt political candidates. There is a dilemma between the madness of the elite and the bli...

1966.

3 Movies
Where Are You Taking That Woman

Where Are You Taking That Woman

1966
A lady killer who was tracked by the police takes refuge at a psychiatrist's home and the doctor convinces him that crime doesn't pay.
Ring Around the World

Ring Around the World

1966
In the swinging '60s spy thriller Ring Around The World, a globe-hopping escapade featuring a plane-and-parachute stunt later repeated in the James Bond film Moonraker, an investigator uses an air pis...

1965.

1 Movie

1957.

1 Movie

1954.

2 Movies
Matar ou Correr

Matar ou Correr

1954
"High Noon" spoof. Kid Bolha and Ciscocada, two clumsy swindlers, arrive at a violent Old West town called Citydown where, by mistake, one of them is appointed Sheriff. They're intent on facing the dr...

1952.

5 Movies
Amei Um Bicheiro

Amei Um Bicheiro

1952
Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun...
Três Vagabundos

Três Vagabundos

1952
A scientist swaps the mind of banker and an idiot by accident.
Carnaval Atlântida

Carnaval Atlântida

1952
Ceclio B is a movie producer. Some of the crew would rather make a musical comedy out of it than make an epic about Helen of Troy.
Barnabé, Tu És Meu

Barnabé, Tu És Meu

1952
The heir prince of an old kingdom is mistaken for a cleaner.

1951.

2 Movies
Maior Que o Ódio

Maior Que o Ódio

1951
Two friends grow together in the same neighborhood but, as adults, take different paths in life. One becomes an honest worker, and the other gets strayed. But the good guy's sister has an affair with ...

1950.

3 Movies
Katucha... A Mulher Desejada

Katucha... A Mulher Desejada

1950
A beautiful young woman, raised by prostitutes and disgusted with life, accepts the offer to move with an older, opportunist man. Depressed and weak, she dedicates herself to her doll collection until...
Aviso aos Navegantes

Aviso aos Navegantes

1950
Frederico hides in a ship going to Rio to travel for free. The cook blackmails him into working in the kitchen. The captain received a radio message saying there was a dangerous international spy on b...

1949.

1 Movie
Carnaval no Fogo

Carnaval no Fogo

1949
The unknown and mysterious Anjo leads a gang that robs jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel. The director is preparing a show for the carnival in the hotel with Marina, and t...
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