Category:Best Actor César Award winners
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The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mathieu Amalric – Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and filmmaker. He has also won the César Award and the Lumières Award, amalrics father is French while his mother was born in Poland, to Jewish parents, and moved to France at the outbreak of World War II. Amalric first gained fame in the film Ma Vie Sexuelle, for which he won a César Award and he was selected to play the James Bond villain Dominic Greene alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace. In 2007, he starred in the acclaimed movie Le Scaphandre et le Papillon. His 2010 film, On Tour, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the 2014 film The Blue Room, which he directed and starred in, was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Amalric has three sons, two with his ex-wife Jeanne Balibar, and one with his girlfriend, a writer, with whom he lives in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris. Mathieu Amalric at the Internet Movie Database
2. Pierre Arditi – Pierre Arditi is a French actor. He is the brother of French actress Catherine Arditi, born in Paris, his father was the painter Georges Arditi, from Marseille of Jewish descent, and his mother Yvonne Leblicq was Belgian from Brussels. In 1987 he won a César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Mélo, and in 1994, although his work has primarily been in French film and theater, Arditi is known in the Anglophone world as the French voice of Christopher Reeve. Arditi dubbed Christopher Reeve on the French-language version of the three first Superman films by Richard Donner and Richard Lester, because of the added footage in the DVD Special Edition of Donners Superman, the film had to be re-dubbed with a different voice actor. He also provided the French voice for Reeve in the comedy/whodunit Deathtrap and he was the voice of the documentary series Untamed Africa, written and produced by Frederic Lepage. He was made Chevalier of the Légion dhonneur in 2002 and he was made Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite on 7 April 1994, and promoted Officier in 2005. Pierre Arditi at the Internet Movie Database
3. Daniel Auteuil – Daniel Auteuil is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. In 1996, he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival together with Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne. He is also the winner of two César Award for Best Actor, one in 1987 as Ugolin Soubeyran in Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, for his role in Jean de Florette, he also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Auteuil is considered one of Frances most respected actors, Daniel Auteuil was born on 24 January 1950 in Algiers, French Algeria, the son of opera singers. He grew up in Avignon and Nancy, France and he began his acting career in musical comedy and made his film debut in 1972. Auteuils starring role in the drama film Jean de Florette. Auteuil has since become one of the best-known, best-paid and most popular actors in France, through his appearances in films including the swashbuckler Le bossu, the comedy The Closet, the romantic comedy After You. The thriller Caché and the comedy My Best Friend, he has gained greater international recognition. In 2013, Auteuil was selected as a member of the competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. He married Aude Ambroggi, a Corsican sculptor, on 22 July 2006 in Porto-Vecchio, Daniel Auteuil at the Internet Movie Database Daniel Auteuil at AllMovie
4. Richard Bohringer – Richard Bohringer is a French actor. Bohringer was born in Moulins, Allier and he is the father of actress Romane Bohringer, and has three other children, Mathieu, Richard and Lou. Besides acting Bohringer is also a musician, writer, and poet who has produced and directed several films, Richard Bohringer at the Internet Movie Database
5. Claude Brasseur – Claude Brasseur is a French actor. Claude Brasseur was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine as Claude Pierre Espinasse, the son of actor Pierre Brasseur and actress Odette Joyeux and he is the godson of Ernest Hemingway and the father of Alexandre Brasseur. He was a member of the French bobsleigh team in the 60s and also a winning Paris-Dakar rally competitor, Claude Brasseur at the Internet Movie Database
6. Vincent Cassel – Vincent Cassel is a French actor best known to English-speaking audiences through his film performances in Oceans Twelve and Oceans Thirteen, as well as Black Swan. Cassel is also renowned for playing the infamous French bank-robber Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine, Killer Instinct and Mesrine, Cassel was born on 23 November 1966 in Paris, France, to Sabine Litique, and French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel. Cassels brother, Mathias, is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name Rockin Squat and his half-sister, Cécile Cassel, is an actress. Cassels breakthrough role was in Mathieu Kassovitzs critically acclaimed film La Haine where he played a youth from the deprived outskirts of Paris. In 2006, he appeared in Sheitan, in which he played a shepherd who carries out satanic rituals, in 2008, he appeared in two movies about Jacques Mesrine, who was Frances public enemy number one in the seventies. Cassel received the 2009 Cesar award for best actor for his performance in Mesrine directed by Jean-Francois Richet, an early appearance on British television was as Nicoles boyfriend in the 1994 Renault Clio advert which was used in the UK. In October 2008, Cassel was signed to be the face of a new Yves Saint Laurent mens fragrance, the new fragrance, La Nuit de lHomme, was launched worldwide in March 2009. In 2009, he made his debut as a singer on Zap Mamas album ReCreation, singing alongside them on the singles Paroles, Paroles and he played Thomas Leroy in Darren Aronofskys critically acclaimed Black Swan, alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. He will play Zumi in Rupert Sanderss samurai adventure fantasy film The Lost Sea Horizon, opposite Sandra Bullock, Cassel met Italian actress Monica Bellucci on the set of their 1996 film The Apartment. They married in 1999, and have two daughters, Deva and Léonie, Cassel and Bellucci announced their divorce on 26 August 2013. Cassel has a passion for the art of capoeira and displayed his talent in the movie Oceans Twelve. He also trains in wing chun, since 2013, Cassel lives in Rio de Janeiro, initially in Arpoador and after their divorce, in Morro do Vidigal. He is known for having great identification with Brazil, being a specialist in capoeira, besides his native French, Cassel speaks English, Portuguese, Italian and basic conversational Russian which he learned for his role in Eastern Promises. Vincent Cassels Films at subtitledonline. com Vincent Cassel at the Internet Movie Database CNN interview with Vincent Cassel
7. Guillaume Gallienne – Guillaume Gallienne is a French actor, screenwriter and film director. He has received two Molière Awards for his stagework and has won two César Awards, one for writing and the other for his performance in his comedy film Me, Myself. Gallienne was born in Paris to French businessman Jean-Claude and Russian-Georgian aristocrat Melitta Gallienne, from the age of 10, he attended La Salle Passy Buzenval where he was bullied for his effeminate personality. Two years later, after a breakdown, he was sent to St Johns College near Portsmouth in England. The death of a cousin convinced him to take up acting at the age of 19. He attended Cours Florent for three years studying under Daniel Mesguich, Stéphane Braunschweig and Dominique Valadié at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts. Gallienne made his debut in 1992 in Tableau dhonneur and he has starred in Sofia Coppolas 2006 film Marie Antoinette. Between 2008 and 2010, he had a short sketch segment entitled Les Bonus de Guillaume on Le Grand Journal and he won a Molière Award for Best Newcomer in 2010 in his one-man stage show Boys and Guillaume, to the table. And another for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 in Un fil à la patte and he collaborated with choreographer Nicolas Le Riche to write the libretto for the 2011 Paris Opera Ballet production of Caligula. He adapted Bolshoi Ballets 2014 Parisian production of Illusions perdues, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. His 2013 film Me, Myself and Mum, an adaptation of his show, was screened in the Directors Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the top prize. The film was nominated for ten Césars, the most in 2014, individually, he was awarded the César Award for Best Actor and the César Award for Best Writing. Gallienne has been a member of the Comédie-Française company since 2005 and he became a Knight of the National Order of Merit in November 2008 and an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters at the start of 2013. He has hosted a weekly literature show Ça peut pas faire de mal on France Inter since September 2009, in 2001, Guillaume met his wife Amandine, a stylist, whom he married in 2005
8. Vincent Lindon – Vincent Lindon is a French actor and filmmaker who has been active for more than 30 years. At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival he won the award for Best Actor for his role in the film The Measure of a Man, Lindon was in a relationship with Princess Caroline of Monaco from 1990 to 1995. He has a son from a relationship, Marcel, born in 1996. He married actress Sandrine Kiberlain in 1998, with whom he has a daughter and he had a romance with Chiara Mastroianni. Vincent Lindon at the Internet Movie Database
9. Tahar Rahim – Tahar Rahim is a French actor of Algerian descent. He is known for his role as Malik El Djebena in the 2009 award-winning French movie A Prophet by Jacques Audiard. Rahim was born in Belfort, France, into a family that immigrated from the region of Oran, after earning a Baccalauréat at the Lycée Condorcet of Belfort, he enrolled first in Sports and then Computer Science programs. His life as a student was chronicled in a documentary by Cyril Mennegun titled Tahar, student. In mid-2006, after signing with an agent, Rahim won a part in the hit Canal+ television series La Commune written by Abdel Raouf Dafri, Dafri penned the first draft of the script to A Prophet. Rahim then met Audiard when the two shared a cab while the two were leaving a set. After a two-line appearance in 2008 horror movie Inside starring Béatrice Dalle, after eight callbacks, he landed his breakthrough role. Rahim also starred in controversial Chinese director Lou Yes film Love, the director, twice banned from making movies by the Chinese government, likely met Tahar at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where they were each presenting Spring Fever and A Prophet respectively. Love Bruises is the adaptation of the biography of Jie Liu Falin. Another project he starred in was Des hommes libres, the biopic on Si Kaddour Benghabrit, founder of the Great Mosque of Paris and he was selected to be on the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. He is currently starring in the European crime drama television series The Last Panthers, Rahim is married to French actress Leïla Bekhti, whom he met while filming A Prophet in 2007. 2007 -2008, Libres sont les papillons in the role of the blind character Benjamin, the play was written by Leonard Gershe, directed by Hélène Zidi-Chéruy and staged at the Côté Court Theater, 11th arrondissement of Paris. Tahar Rahim at the Internet Movie Database
10. Jean Rochefort – Jean Rochefort is a French actor, with a career that has spanned over five decades. Rochefort was born in Paris, France and he was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen He was 19 years old when he entered the Centre dArt Dramatique de la rue Blanche. Later he joined the Conservatoire National, after his national service, in 1953, he worked with the Compagnie Grenier Hussenot as a theatre actor for seven years. There he was noticed for his ability to play both drama and comedy and he then became a television and cinema actor. He has also worked as director, in this drama he starred as a man who leaves his family for ten years before returning. Thanks to this comedy, Rochefort get a big popularity, in 1998, he starred as Fernand de Morcerf opposite Gerard Depardieu in the mini-series Le Comte de Monte Cristo. In his 30s during the shooting of Cartouche, he discovered his passion for horses and he has been a horse breeder since then and now owns Le Haras de Villequoy. His passion led him to become a consultant for French television in 2004. He has won two César Awards, in 1976, Best Supporting Actor for Que la fête commence, and in 1978, in the eighties, he became the narrator of the French version of Welcome to Pooh Corner, replacing Laurie Main. This made him popular with children at the time and Disney hired him to several audio versions of their classic movies. In the nineties, he back to comedy with Les Grands Ducs where he played alongside two other actors of his generation with a similar career, Philippe Noiret and Jean-Pierre Marielle. He was to play the character in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Rochefort learned English just for the part, unfortunately, amongst other production problems, he began suffering from a herniated disc. Unable to film for months, production was cancelled, a documentary, Lost in La Mancha, was made about the failed production. In 1960 he married Alexandra Moscwa, with whom he has three children, Marie, Julien and Guillaume, with actress-filmmaker Nicole Garcia, he also has a son Pierre. Through his second marriage with Françoise Vidal he has two children, Louise and Clémence
11. Omar Sharif – Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor. He began his career in his country in the 1950s. His films included Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl and he was nominated for an Academy Award. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award, Sharif, who spoke Arabic, English, Greek, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian fluently, was often cast as a foreigner of some sort. He bridled at travel restrictions imposed by the government of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, the estrangement led to an amicable divorce from his wife, the iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama. He had converted to Islam in order to marry her and he was a lifelong horse racing enthusiast, and at one time ranked among the worlds top contract bridge players. Omar Sharif, whose adopted surname means noble or nobleman in Arabic, was born on 10 April 1932 as Michel Dimitri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Melkite Catholic family. His father, Joseph Chalhoub, a precious woods merchant originally from Zahlé, Lebanon, moved to the city of Alexandria in the early 20th century. His family moved to Cairo when he was four and his mother, Claire Saada, was a noted society hostess, and Egypts King Farouk was a regular visitor prior to his deposition in 1952. In his youth, Sharif studied at Victoria College, Cairo and he later graduated from Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics. He worked for a while in his fathers precious wood business before studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, in 1955, Sharif changed his name and converted to Islam in order to marry fellow Egyptian actress Faten Hamama. In 1954, Sharif began his career in Egypt with a role in Shaytan Al-Sahra. In the same year he appeared in Sira Fi al-Wadi and he quickly rose to stardom, appearing in Egyptian productions, including La Anam in 1958, Sayyidat al-Qasr in 1959 and the Anna Karenina adaptation Nahr el hub in 1961. He and his wife co-starred in several movies as romantic leads, Sharifs first English-language role was that of Sherif Ali in David Leans historical epic Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. Casting Sharif in what is now considered one of the most demanding supporting roles in Hollywood history was complex and risky as he was virtually unknown at the time outside of Egypt. However, as historian Steven Charles Caton notes, Lean insisted on using ethnic actors when possible to make the film authentic, Sharif would later use his ambiguous ethnicity in other films, I spoke French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and even Arabic, he said. As Sharif noted, his accent enabled him to play the role of a foreigner without anyone knowing exactly where I came from, over the next few years, Sharif co-starred in other films, including Behold a Pale Horse. Director Fred Zinnemann said he chose Sharif partly on the suggestion of David Lean and he said he was an absolutely marvelous actor, If you possibly can take a look at him
12. Omar Sy – Omar Sy is a French actor and comedian. He is best known in France for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables, and internationally for his roles in X-Men, Days of Future Past and Jurassic World. He received a César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for his role in The Intouchables, the fourth of eight children, Omar Sy was born in Trappes in the Yvelines department, France. His parents are immigrants from West Africa. His Mauritanian mother worked as a house-cleaner, and his Senegalese father worked in a factory and he was raised in low-income suburban housing projects. He started his career high school in 1996 with Radio Nova as a comedian where he met comedy partner Fred Testot. Afterwards, he appeared in the TV show Le Cinéma de Jamel on Canal+ and he then created a TV show called Le Visiophon. This was followed by various TV and stage shows such as Je ne fais pas mon âge, Service après-vente des émissions, Omar et Fred, in 2005, Service après-vente des émissions was adapted into short sketches of 2 or 3 minutes on Canal+. He appeared in the game show Fort Boyard in 2006. Omar then went to Los Angeles, where he lent his voice to Zip in the French version of the Tomb Raider Legend video game and he previously had also voiced a sheep in Disneys Brother Bear. In 2008, he appeared in Bienvenue chez les Bylkas, a clip by Sinik. In 2009, he voiced some of the characters of Logorama with his partner Fred Testot, in 2011, he starred in The Intouchables, playing a streetwise young man who becomes the personal care assistant to a wealthy quadriplegic. This film enjoyed tremendous success, with more than 19 million tickets sold. It topped the French box office in 2011 and became the best selling French film of all time at the French box office, as a result, Omar Sy was voted third favourite French personality behind Yannick Noah and Zinédine Zidane. The role earned him the 2012 Globe de Cristal for Best Actor and he also received a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actor. He and co-star François Cluzet jointly were bestowed the Best Actor Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, additionally, he won the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for the same film. On 30 December 2012, Omar Sy was voted favourite personality in France, based on a run by Le Journal du Dimanche. In 2014, Sy appeared in X-Men, Days of Future Past and he also stars in Samba, directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
13. Jean-Louis Trintignant – Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant is a French actor, screenwriter and director who has enjoyed international acclaim. He won the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Best Actor Award at the César Awards 2013, Trintignant was born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France, the son of Claire and Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist. At the age of twenty, Trintignant moved to Paris to study drama, trintignant’s acting was interrupted for several years by mandatory military service. After serving in Algiers, he returned to Paris and resumed his work in film and he had the leading male role in the classic A Man and a Woman, which at the time was the most successful French film ever screened in the foreign market. Throughout the 1970s, Trintignant starred in films and in 1983 he made his first English language feature film. Following this, he starred in François Truffauts final film, Confidentially Yours, and reprised his role in the sequel A Man. In 1994, he starred in Krzysztof Kieślowskis last film, Three Colors, though he takes an occasional film role, he has, as of late, been focusing essentially on his stage work. After a 14-year gap, Trintignant came back on screen for Michael Hanekes film Amour, haneke had sent Trintignant the script, which had been written specifically for him. Trintignant comes from a wealthy family and he is the nephew of race car driver, Louis Trintignant, who was killed in 1933 while practising on the Péronne racetrack in Picardy. Another uncle, Maurice Trintignant, was a Formula One driver who won the Monaco Grand Prix as well as the 24 hours of Le Mans. Raised in and around automobile racing, Jean-Louis Trintignant was the choice of film director Claude Lelouch for the starring role of race car driver in the 1966 film, A Man. He suffered a leg injury from an accident in June 2007. His first wife was actress Stéphane Audran and his second wife, Nadine Marquand, was also an actress as well as a screenwriter and director. They had three children, Vincent Trintignant, Pauline and Marie Trintignant, at the age of 17, Marie performed in La terrazza alongside her father and later became a successful actress in her own right. She was killed at the age of 41 by her boyfriend, singer Bertrand Cantat, in a room in Vilnius. Trintignant is good friends with Anouk Aimée and it was he who recommended Aimée to film director Claude Lelouch for the female lead in A Man and a Woman. Jean-Louis Trintignant biography on newwavefilm. com Jean-Louis Trintignant at the Internet Movie Database Jean-Louis Trintignant at New Wave Film
14. Gaspard Ulliel – Gaspard Ulliel is a French actor and model. He is best known for playing the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, for playing Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent and for being the face of Chanels fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. Ulliel was nominated for a César Award for the category of Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003, in 2004, he won that award for his role in A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou. In 2017, he won the César Award for Best Actor for his role in Its Only the End of the World, Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, to Christine, a runway show producer, and Serge Ulliel, a stylist. He has a scar on his cheek as a result of an attack from a doberman when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six. He quipped that the scar increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple, Ulliel attended the University of Saint-Denis, where he studied cinema. He began acting while he was still at school, appearing in Une Femme En Blanc and he also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by Les égarés director André Téchiné. In 2004, he starred in Jean-Pierre Jeunets A Very Long Engagement, in 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Ulliel later was chosen as the face of Chanel for its new mens fragrance, the film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010. He portrayed French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic film Saint Laurent, which earned him a Lumières Award for Best Actor and a César Award for Best Actor nomination. In 2016, he appeared in two films, the role in Xavier Dolans Its Only the End of the World, and in Stephanie Di Giustos The Dancer. He will also star in Guillaume Niclouxs Les Confins du Monde, Ulliel is the current face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss. Ulliel dated French actress Cécile Cassel from 2005 to 2007, had a brief relationship with Charlotte Casiraghi in 2007 and dated Jordane Crantelle from 2008 to 2013. Since 2013, Ulliel has been in a relationship with French model/singer Gaëlle Piétri, on November 9,2015, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child together. The birth of the son was announced on February 9,2016
15. Jacques Villeret – Jacques Villeret was a French actor, best known internationally for his role as François Pignon in the comedy Le Dîner de Cons. During his career, he earned many awards including the prestigious medal, Villeret was born Mohamed Boufroura in Loches, Indre-et-Loire, France, to an Algerian father and a French mother. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Louis Seigner, when his career was at its height, with the success of Le Dîner de Cons, a separation with his wife and an enormous financial turnaround to do with tax, plunged him into depression. Villeret turned to alcohol as a source of comfort, and it became a problem, one which he sought to resolve by isolating himself. In retrospect at this episode in his life, he is quoted to have said, Alcohol is a friend and his love of his profession helped to bring his career back from the brink. He married Irina Tarassov, an actress and writer, on 26 December 1979, having met Seny, an African widow, she and Jacques were about to start life together in Paris when he died in Evreux following a liver haemorrhage brought about by his previous alcoholism