Adèle Exarchopoulos

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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos 2014 2.jpg
Exarchopoulos at the Prix Lumière awards, January 2014
Born (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 20)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Adèle Exarchopoulos (born 22 November 1993) is a French actress, and the youngest artist ever to be awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She is best known for her lead role as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour for which she received worldwide attention and critical acclaim. She also won the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Life and career[edit]

Exarchopoulos grew up in the 19th arrondissement of Paris close to Place des Fêtes. Her father Didier Exarchopoulos is a guitar teacher and her mother Marina Niquet a nurse. Her grandfather was Greek.[1][2]

When she was nine, her parents sent her to acting classes to cure her of her shyness. She continued to take lessons until 2005 where she made her debut in the film Martha. In 2006, Exarchopoulos was spotted by an agent and made her first television appearance in an episode of the French police series R.I.S, police scientifique. At thirteen, she had a role in the 2007 film Boxes.[1]

She also appeared in the films Les Enfants de Timpelbach (2008), The Round Up (2010), Turk's Head (2010), Chez Gino (2011), Carré blanc (2011), Pieces of Me (2012) and I Used to Be Darker (2013) before making her international breakthrough in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a 2013 film based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name.[3] The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Both Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux were also awarded the Palme d'Or alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, becoming the only females apart from director Jane Campion who have won the award;[4] Exarchopoulos is the youngest person to ever receive the award.[5] She received extensive critical praise and her performance was cited as one of the year's best.[6]

In March 2014, she was in consideration to play Tiger Lily in Pan but lost to Rooney Mara.[citation needed] She has two titles in pre-production, The Last Face alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron, and Bastille Day, an action thriller to be directed by James Watkins.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2007 Boxes Lilli Jane Birkin
2008 Les Enfants de Timpelbatch Marianne Nicolas Bary
2010 The Round Up Anna Traube Roselyne Bosch
Turk's Head Nina Pascal Elbé
2011 Chez Gino Maria Roma Samuel Benchetrit
Carré blanc Marie (young) Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
2012 Des morceaux de moi Erell Nolwenn Lemesle
2013 I Used to Be Darker Camille Matthew Porterfield
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Adèle Abdellatif Kechiche Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Cannes Film Festival – Palme d'Or & Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Film Artist
César Award for Most Promising Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer
Étoiles d’or for Best Actress
Étoiles d’or for Best Female Newcomer
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Lumière Award for Best Female Newcomer
National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Actress
New York Film Critics Online Award for Breakthrough Actress
Prix Romy Schneider
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Dorian Awards for Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Nominated—Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—Gold Derby Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Guardian Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (Runner-Up)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—North Carolina Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance
2014 Qui vive Jenny Marianne Tardieu
Voyage vers la mère Marie Louise Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov
2015 M Sara Forestier
Rochemort Jonathan Helpert
2016 The Last Face Sean Penn
Bastille Day James Watkins

Television[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.[7] Adèle Exarchopoulos was also given the Palme as a special prize.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Five things to know about Adele Exarchopoulos". Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  2. ^ "The 19 year old Cannes winner". ellines.com. 
  3. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (23 May 2013). "Cannes 2013: Blue Is The Warmest Colour - first look review". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  4. ^ Dargis, Manohla (26 May 2013). "Blue Is The Warmest Color Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  5. ^ "OSCARS: Sundance Selects Ramps Up ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ Star’s Best Actress Bid". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  6. ^ "Adèle Exarchopoulos: The Newcomer Who Made History at Cannes". Indie Wire. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blue is the warmest colour team win Palme d'Or at Cannes 2013". RFI. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Chang, Justin (26 May 2013). "Cannes: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Wins Palme d' Or". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 

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