Milton GonÃ§alves Biography
Milton GonÃ§alves (December 9, 1933) is a Brazilian actor. He's one of the most famous black actors in Brazil, having collaborated twice with acclaimed director Hector Babenco. GonÃ§alves started his career in SÃ£o Paulo, in an amateur group. As he moved to a professional group, he met Augusto Boal, who was looking for an actor to play an old black man.
Joining Boal's Teatro de Arena, Milton GonÃ§alves found an open environment for political, philosophical and artistic discussion, where he was not discriminated for his race. GonÃ§alves wrote four plays, one of which was staged by the Teatro Experimental do Negro and directed by Dalmo Ferreira. "There I learnt everything I know about Theater. It was fundamental for my comprehension of the world.
" A Black Movement activist, Milton GonÃ§alves tried a political career, in the 1990s, as a candidate to Rio de Janeiro state governorship. Father of actor MaurÃcio GonÃ§alves, he is married to Oda GonÃ§alves since 1966.