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. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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