César Charlone was born in Uruguay. He worked primarily in Brazil after studying at the School of Cinema in Sao Paulo. He began working in 1975 as director of photography on documentaries, commercials and feature films for directors such as Murillo Salles, Sergio Rezende, Roberto Gervitz and Renato Tapajos. In 1997 he relocated permanently to Brazil and began a career as director of commercials, music videos and several episodes of the TV series “City of Men”, whose scripts he also wrote. Since then, he has been working alternately as a director and cinematographer. In 2001 he was responsible for the photography in Fernando Meirelles’s City of God, for which he received several awards, including an Academy Aaward® nomination. In 2003 he worked with Spike Lee, and again with F. Meirelles on The Constant Gardner, which was nominated for Best Photography at the BAFTA Awards.