Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Ricardo, 43
Actor, Editor and Screenwriter
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a bit about Ricardo

What are you working on these days?

I’m an actor, director and screenwriter. Actually I’m working at the Studio Ricardo Conti, preparing actors for act in cinema and television, and like a freelancer for many agencies and producers as scriptwriter.

What drives you mad these days?

Not sure what drives me mad, but what drives me is art, and people. I love people. I love how personal relationships deepen me.

What makes you happy?

Staying in my home with my fiance and my dogs, work with peoples, making the better in my life to improve the life of other peoples.

When was the last time you cried?

The last time I cried was because I miss my mother.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Creep – Radiohead.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Begin again.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I prefer to go to alternative fairs, like “Babilônia Feira Hype”.

What’s your go-to café in Rio De Janeiro?

At the Park Lage, in Jardim Botânico.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

I love Leblon and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Rio De Janeiro but never actually do?

I love cycling, but actually I haven’t had the time to do so recently.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

My hero is William Shakespeare and I would take him to watch the sunset on the Arpoador, at Ipanema beach, with a beer.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

At the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, to see Movies, plays, museum and people watch.

What’s that place in Rio De Janeiro you feel like only you know about?

I love stay on the beach, while looking at the sun or the moon. My secret spot is at the “Pedra Bonita” in São Conrado, looking over the most beautiful place on the world – Rio.

If tomorrow was your last day in Rio De Janeiro before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I would have a party with my friends, with Brazilian music, artisanal beer and happiness.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Leblon.

What’s the spot in Rio De Janeiro you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

At the Funk party.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

Copacabana Palace Hotel with my girlfriend.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Sports with my dogs on the beach.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Pizzaria Guanabara.

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