Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer. As an adolescent actress, she started playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children. In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy Award and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations. Applegate has had major roles in several films, including Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Big Hit, The Sweetest Thing, Grand Theft Parsons, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Hall Pass and Bad Moms, she has starred in the 2005 Broadway revival of the musical Sweet Charity. Applegate has played the lead role in the television sitcoms Jesse, Samantha Who? and Up All Night. Applegate was born in California, her father, Robert William "Bob" Applegate, was a record producer and record company executive, her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, is a singer and actress. Her parents were separated shortly after her birth, she has two half-siblings from her father's second marriage.
After her parents' divorce, her mother had a relationship with musician Stephen Stills. After her television debut with her mother in the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a commercial for Playtex baby bottles at 3 and 5 months Applegate made her film debut in the 1979 film Jaws of Satan at the age of 7, followed by 1981's Beatlemania, she debuted in a television movie as young Grace Kelly in the biopic Grace Kelly and appeared in her first TV series in Showtime's political comedy Washingtoon, in which she played a congressman's daughter. She was seen as a guest in the shows Father Murphy, Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons. In 1986 Applegate won the role of Robin Kennedy, a policeman's daughter, in the police drama series Heart of the City. Meanwhile, she was seen guest-starring in several other television series such as All is Forgiven, Still the Beaver, Amazing Stories, the Family Ties episode "Band on the Run" as Kitten. In 1987 Applegate played the role of the ditzy, sexually promiscuous daughter, Kelly Bundy, on the Fox Network's first sitcom, Married... with Children.
She portrayed her character for 11 years. While working on the series, Applegate was seen in Dance Till Dawn and in Streets, in which a teenage drug addict is stalked by a psychotic police officer. Applegate guest-starred in 21 Jump Street and Top of the Heap, hosted Saturday Night Live and MADtv; the character of Sue Ellen Crandell in the black comedy feature Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was Applegate's first starring role in a mainstream film, playing a rebellious teenager, forced to take care of siblings after their summer babysitter dies. Applegate followed with roles in films such as Vibrations, Across the Moon, Wild Bill, Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!, Gregg Araki's Nowhere. After the sitcom Married... with Children was canceled in May 1997, Applegate starred as Claudine Van Doozen in the independent feature Claudine's Return, was cast in the action-comedy The Big Hit, played the fiancée of a mob boss in the Mafia satire Jane Austen's Mafia. Applegate was one of the founding members of The Pussycat Dolls, which debuted at Johnny Depp's Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in 1995.
Applegate emceed for the group when they moved to The Roxy in 2002. In 1996 Applegate auditioned for the role of Rose in James Cameron's blockbuster hit fim Titanic, but lost to Kate Winslet. In 1998 Applegate was given the title role in the NBC sitcom Jesse; the series debuted in 1998, received rave reviews, brought Applegate a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series and the TV Guide Award for Star of a New Series, as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy. Though the series gained critical praise, it was canceled in 2000; the new millennium had Applegate playing the dual role of a 12th-century noblewoman, Princess Rosalind, her 21st-century descendant, Julia Malfete, in the time-travel comedy Just Visiting. She was Princess Kate in the movie Prince Charming. After playing Cameron Diaz's level-headed best friend, Courtney Rockcliffe, in The Sweetest Thing, Applegate continued to play roles in such films as Heroes, the romantic airplane comedy View from the Top, as well as in the true-crime film Wonderland, based on the Wonderland murders, the Gram Parsons biopic Grand Theft Parsons.
In 2004 Applegate starred alongside Ben Affleck in the holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, alongside Matt Dillon in Employee of the Month. Behind the screen, she was the executive producer of Miserable. Applegate guest-starred on two episodes of Friends, in the ninth and tenth seasons, titled "The One with Rachel's Other Sister" and "The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits" as Amy Green, Rachel Green's sister, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series her performance in "The One with Rachel's Other Sister." On the silver screen, she portrayed TV anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone in the 2004 films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the bonus film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie. In addition to her screen work, Applegate has performed on stage in such productions as The Axeman's Jazz, Nobody Leaves Empty Handed, The Runthrough
Les Visiteurs is a French fantasy comedy film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and released in 1993. In this comedy, a 12th-century knight and his servant travel in time to the end of the 20th century and find themselves adrift in modern society. Les Visiteurs was the Number 1 box office film in France in 1993, with 13,782,846 ticket sales and it remains, in 2018, the fifth highest grossing French film ever; the publicity for the film used the tagline Ils ne sont pas nés d'hier. Reno and Clavier reprised their roles in a sequel in 1998, the American remake Just Visiting in 2001 and a second sequel in 2016; the castle of Ermenonville, in Oise département, served as decoration for the castle of Montmirail in the current time and the Cité de Carcassonne for medieval period. In the year 1123, Godefroy Amaury de Malfête, Count of Apremont and Papincourt, saves the life of his beloved sovereign, King Louis VI "Le Gros" from the sword of a "horribilis" Englishman. For this action of bravery, the King makes him Count of Montmirail and promises him the woman he loves, the beautiful Frénégonde de Pouille.
On his way to the castle to marry Frénégonde, Godefroy takes a witch prisoner, she drugs his drinking flask. Hallucinating, he believes the Duke of Pouille, father of his future wife, is a ferocious bear, kills him with a crossbow bolt. During the Duke's funeral, Frénégonde refuses to marry Godefroy because of the tragedy. In an attempt to repair his mistake, Godefroy asks the wizard Eusebius to send him back in time to a moment before he shot the Duke; the old wizard muddles his magical spell, accidentally sending Godefroy and Jacquouille to the year 1992. There, they run into trouble. Godefroy attacks a postman driving his car, mistaking him for a Moor in a devil's chariot. Jacquouille, meanwhile, is befriended by Ginette la Clocharde, an attractive vagrant they meet early in their adventure. Béatrice, thinking Godefroy to be her long-lost stuntman cousin Hubert, gets Godefroy out of the mental hospital and takes them back to her home, much to her husband Jean-Pierre's dismay. There, various culture-shock comedy ensues as Godefroy and Jacquouille attempt to fathom modern household appliances, such as flooding the bathroom by leaving the tap open, using an umbrella as a pike to roast a chicken and setting it on fire, washing their hands in the toilet, trashing the bathroom during their baths and wasting all of the family's 6,000 FF Chanel No.
5 angering Jean-Pierre. Seeing the family seal on Godefroy's hand, Beatrice assumes he stole the jewel from the castle de Montmirail, now renovated into an expensive hotel, they go there and meet the owner of the castle, the effete Jacques-Henri Jacquard, the unwitting descendant and close likeness of Jacquouille. The jewel on Godefroy's hand starts to burn as they get closer to the castle, where the present-day version of the seal is; the two seals destroy Jacquard's brand new Range Rover. Godefroy books reopens a secret passage known only to him. There he finds a letter telling him to go to a certain address, where an aged Monsieur Ferdinand, the last descendant of the wizard Eusebius, gives him the potion that will return him to the year 1123. Jacquouille, wants to stay, enjoying Ginette's company and having proved more adaptable than Godefroy in discovering toothpaste, modern clothing and other amenities of the future. Furious at his behavior, Godefroy brings him to the hotel room by force.
While Godefroy is talking with Béatrice, Jacquouille swaps jackets with his descendant, closes the curtains, dims the lights, drugs Jacquard and puts him on the bed in his place. In the dark, Godefroy gives Jacquard the potion which sends him back to the year 1123. Godefroy comes back just in time to stop himself from shooting Frénégonde's father, the deflected crossbow bolt kills the witch who caused the whole misadventure by drugging Godefroy's flask; the bewildered Jacquard finds himself stranded in the past in the role of Godefroy's servant as Godefroy leaves on horseback with Frénégonde. Christian Clavier: Jacquouille la Fripouille / Jacques-Henri Jacquard Jean Reno: Godefroy de Montmirail, Count of Montmirail and Papincourt Valérie Lemercier: Frénégonde de Pouille / Béatrice de Montmirail fr:Christian Bujeau: Jean-Pierre Goulard Marie-Anne Chazel: Ginette la Clocharde Isabelle Nanty: Fabienne Morlot Gérard Séty: Edgar Bernay Didier Pain: Louis VI le Gros Jean-Paul Muel: Maréchal-des-Logis Gibon Arielle Séménoff: Jacqueline Michel Peyrelon: Édouard Bernay Pierre Vial: Eusebius the Wizard / Monsieur Ferdinand François Lalande: The priest Didier Bénureau: Doctor Beauvin Frédéric Baptiste: Freddy César Awards Won: Best Actress – Supporting Role Nominated: Best Actor – Leading Role Nominated: Best Actor – Leading Role Nominated: Best Costume Design Nominated: Best Director Nominated: Best Editing Nominated: Best Film Nominated: Best Music Nominated: Best Writing A sequel, The Visitors II: The Corri
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, voice actor, singer, director and activist, best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, he has won five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Tony Award, has worked as a television producer and writer. Grammer was born February 21, 1955, in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, the son of Sally, a singer and actress, Frank Allen Grammer, Jr. a musician and owner of a coffee shop and a bar and grill called Greer's Place. He had one younger sister. Grammer and his sister Karen were subsequently raised by their mother and grandparents in New Jersey; the family relocated to Florida, shortly afterwards his grandfather died when Kelsey was twelve. Two years in 1968, Frank Allen Grammer, his father, was murdered. In 1975, his sister Karen was raped and murdered after a work shift at the age of 18. In 1980, his two half-brothers died while scuba diving in the Virgin Islands.
Grammer attended a private preparatory school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was there that he first began to perform on stage. From the age of 16, with his mother's approval, he began to smoke a pipe. Grammer won a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School, he was a member of Group 6, 1973–1975. He failed to attend classes and was expelled. After leaving Juilliard, Grammer had a three-year internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in the late 1970s before a stint in 1980 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he made his Broadway debut in 1981 as "Lennox" in Macbeth, taking the lead role when Philip Anglim withdrew after receiving negative reviews. Grammer played Michael Cassio in a Broadway revival of Othello, with James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer. In 1983 he performed in the demo of the Stephen Sondheim–James Lapine production Sunday in the Park with George, starring Mandy Patinkin. In 2000, Grammer again played Macbeth on Broadway, in a production. On April 18, 2010, Grammer made his Broadway musical debut playing the role of Georges in a revival of the Jerry Herman/Harvey Fierstein musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
Grammer originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway premiere of the musical Finding Neverland in March 2015, continuing with the roles through June 28, 2015. He returned to the stage from January 19 to April 3, 2016. Most he made an appearance in the West End production of Big Fish. Grammer arrived at iconic television status in 1984 as Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcom Cheers. Grammer's former Juilliard classmate and Broadway co-star Mandy Patinkin suggested Grammer to the New York casting director, he got what was supposed to be a six-episode job, but ended up as a regular cast member until May 1993, when the show ended. In September 1993 the character became the center of the spin-off Frasier, one of the most successful spin-offs in TV history. In addition to starring, he directed more than 30 episodes during the second half of the series, sang the closing theme "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs." Frasier was nominated for and won many awards during its 11-year run, concluding in May 2004.
Grammer has received 11 consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his role in Frasier. He won four times tie with Carrol O'Connor, Michael J. Fox and Jim Parsons for the most wins for Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2001, he negotiated a US$700,000-per-episode salary for Frasier, his 20-year run playing Dr. Frasier Crane ties a length set by James Arness in playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975 but was surpassed by Richard Belzer in playing Det. John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 1993. Frasier Crane had a crossover appearance in 1993 Wings episode "Planes, Trains, & Visiting Cranes". Since Frasier, Grammer has had multiple failed attempts at Television, In 2005, Grammer returned to television, he produced and appeared in an American adaptation of the British show The Sketch Show, which aired on Fox. The main cast consisted of Malcolm Barrett, Kaitlin Olson, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Paul F. Tompkins, as well as Lee Mack from the British version of the show.
Grammer appeared in only short closing segments in each episode. Many of the sketches from the British version were re-created, such as the "California Dreamin'", "English Course", "Sign Language" sketches. Only six episodes of the show were made, it was canceled after only four of them had aired. In 2007, Grammer starred with Patricia Heaton in the American sitcom Back to You, which Fox cancelled after its first season, his next attempt, ABC's Hank, fared worse. It was canceled. Grammer commented, "Honestly, it just wasn't funny."In 2014 Grammer returned to sitcom television in Partners with comedian Martin Lawrence. The Lionsgate-produced show was written and executive produced by Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn, known for writing hit shows like Family Matters, Living Single, Full House, Designing Women, Perfect Strangers. Despite this the show was cancelled after its first season. In 2011 and 2012, Grammer found temporary success in the Starz drama series Boss as a fictional mayor of Chicago in the mold of Richard J. Daley which premiered in October 2011.
It was his first dramatic TV series. At the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Kelsey Grammer won the award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for his role on Boss; the show ran for 18 episodes over two
Tara Donna Reid is an American actress. She is known for playing Vicky in the films American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Reunion, Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski. In 2013, she starred as April Wexler in the television film Sharknado, went on to reprise the role in five sequels. Reid made her film debut in A Return to Salem's Lot in 1987, her other film appearances include Urban Legend, Dr. T & the Women and the Pussycats, Van Wilder, My Boss's Daughter, Alone in the Dark, she had her own reality travel show on the E! Network called Taradise in 2005, was a housemate on the 2011 British reality series Celebrity Big Brother 8. Tara Donna Reid was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the daughter of Donna Reid and Thomas Reid, both of whom were teachers and day-care center owners, her father worked on Wall Street. She is of Scottish, Italian, French and English descent, she attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Elementary, Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Ramapo High School, John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, graduated from Barnstable Academy, an alternative high school.
She attended Professional Children's School, in Manhattan, along with fellow actors Christina Ricci, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Macaulay Culkin. Reid has twin younger siblings and Patrick, another brother, Tom. Reid began acting at age six, becoming a regular on the game show Child's Play, appeared in over 100 commercials for corporations including Jell-O, McDonald's, Crayola and Milton Bradley; as a teenager, she was on Saved by the Bell: The New Class. After moving to Hollywood in 1997, Reid transitioned to movies, landing her breakout role in 1998's The Big Lebowski. Though the film disappointed at the box office, grossing only $17 million in the US, it has gone on to become a cult classic; that same year she appeared in a larger role in a more financially successful film, Urban Legend, where she portrayed a sexy radio host and which grossed just under $40 million in the US and led to two sequels, though neither included Reid. In 1999 she appeared in a tiny role in Cruel Intentions.
Reid found her first taste of real mainstream success when she portrayed the role of the virginal Vickie in American Pie, which grossed over $100 million in the US. The film marked her first film to reach #1 at the box office. In 2001, she reprised the role in American Pie 2, which opened to $45 million and grossed over $145 million in the US 50% more than its predecessor. Reid did not return for American Wedding, but did reprise the character in the fourth theatrical film in the series, American Reunion. Following the success of American Pie 2, Reid starred in a number of commercial and critical misfires including Josie and the Pussycats and Van Wilder, she starred as the youngest daughter of a Texas gynecologist in Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women, alongside Richard Gere, she returned to the small screen as a recurring character on the NBC sitcom, appearing in 11 episodes of season three. Shortly thereafter, Reid appeared alongside Ashton Kutcher in My Boss's Daughter, for which she was nominated for both Worst Supporting Actress and Worst Screen Couple at the 2004 Golden Raspberry Awards.
In 2005, she co-starred in infamous German filmmaker Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark with Christian Slater. Her mispronunciation of "Newfoundland" became a popular Internet catchphrase; the film was panned by critics and Reid received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress. Reid signed on to host the E!'s Wild On Tara Reid, a program that showcased high-society vacations and hot spots. The show premiered on August 10, 2005, but it was canceled in September, with Ted Harbert, E! Network's president, saying it was "incredibly difficult to produce with someone well-known."In January 2007, Reid filmed a commercial with Daniel Conn for Dodo, an Australian budget telephone and Internet service provider. Between 2007 and 2008, she starred in a number of direct-to-video films, including 7-10 Split/Strike, If I Had Known I Was a Genius, Clean Break/Unnatural Causes, she played the main character in the made-for-television horror film Vipers. In 2010, she landed the role of Bonnie in the thriller film The Fields, released in 2011.
Reid posed topless in a pictorial in the January/February 2010 issue of Playboy. In March 2011, she filmed a Funny or Die spoof trailer for The Big Lebowski 2. On August 18, 2011, Reid was the second housemate to enter the British reality series Celebrity Big Brother 8. On September 2, she received the fewest votes and became the third celebrity to be evicted from the house. In September 2011, Reid announced via her official Twitter page that she was to appear in Jedward's new music video for "Wow Oh Wow", which they started shooting in late October of the same year. In 2014, she appeared in their music video for "Ferocious". In 2013, she appeared in the hit SyFy film Sharknado which has since spawned five additional sequels in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Recent and upcoming projects include comedy spoof The Hungover Games, horror film Charlie's Farm, the Bollywood film Tie the Knot and the TV series The Big Big Show with Andrew Dice Clay, Tom Green. In 2007, Reid had shares in three restaurants and had opened up a fast food restaurant based in Los Angeles called Ketchup.
Reid has designed a clothing line with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, entitled "Mantra," that hit high-end department stores in 2009. In 2014 she released a new swimwear line and a perfume, "Shark by
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, Japanese and Italian productions, appeared in films such as Crimson Rivers, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Les visiteurs, The Big Blue and the Search for Happiness and Léon: The Professional. Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Morocco, his parents were Spanish, natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, had moved to North Africa to find work and escape Francoist Spain. He has a younger sister named María Teresa, the children were raised Catholic, their father was a linotypist. Their mother died, he learned Spanish from his parents, Arabic and French growing up in Morocco. At the age of 17, he moved to France; when he moved to France, he served in the French Army, mandatory after his family gained its French citizenship. After he started to get acting jobs in France, Juan adopted the French version of his name and shortened his surname to Reno.
Due to his large frame, Reno was called on to play "heavies" in his early career. He appeared in romantic comedies and action films, he began his film career in France, appearing in many films by director Luc Besson, including his early Le dernier combat. The two have continued to work together, collaborating in films produced, written, or directed by Besson. Of their joint work, those that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include: Nikita, the English-language films The Big Blue and Léon: The Professional. Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, a role performed in English by James Earl Jones. Reno has starred in such high-profile American films as French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise, Ronin with Robert De Niro, Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. Reno turned down the role of Agent Smith in The Matrix, he acted in French productions: Les Visiteurs. In 2006, Reno had a prominent role in The Pink Panther 2006 remake and its sequel The Pink Panther 2, playing Gilbert Ponton, opposite Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau.
He portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code. Among his most successful films are Les Visiteurs and L'Enquète corse. In other media, Reno was involved in the production of the third installment in the popular Capcom series Onimusha, lending his likeness to the protagonist Jacques Blanc, as well as providing the voice for the character's French dialogue. In advertising work, Reno has appeared in American television commercials for UPS and portrayed Doraemon in a series of Toyota ads in Japan, as part of the "ReBorn" campaign. Reno first married a woman named Geneviève, with whom he had a daughter, a son, Mickael. Reno's second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he had a son, a daughter, Serena. On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the third time, to British model and actress of Polish descent, Zofia Borucka, 35, at the Les Baux-de-Provence city hall; the presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man. Zofia and Reno welcomed their first son Cielo born in July 2009 in New York City.
Their second son Dean was born in September 2011. Reno maintains homes in Paris and New York City. 1977: Prends bien garde aux zeppelins 1978: Ecce Homo 1978: Celimare le bien-aimé 1979: Je romps et ne plie pas 1979: Société Un 1981: La Manufacture 1984: Terre étrangère 1989: Andromaque 1991: Montserrat 2006: Les Grandes Occasions 2015: Nos femmes Jean Reno on IMDb Jean Reno: Cannes, and... Bouillabaisse Couples Retreat Video Interview at AMCtv.com