Daniel Auteuil

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Daniel Auteuil
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Daniel Auteuil at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1950-01-24) 24 January 1950 (age 64)
French Algeria
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1974–present
  • Anne Jousset
  • Emmanuelle Béart
  • Aude Ambroggi (m. 2006)
Partner(s) Marianne Denicourt
Children Aurore Auteuil; Nelly; Zachary
Awards Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1996 The Eighth Day

Daniel Auteuil (French pronunciation: ​[danjɛl otøj]; born 24 January 1950) is a French film, television and theatre actor.

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 and another one for his role in Girl on the Bridge. For his role in Jean de Florette, he also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Algiers, French Algeria, but grew up in Avignon and Nancy.


His starring role in the historical drama film Jean de Florette (1986) and its sequel Manon des Sources (1986) brought him international recognition. 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 (1997), the comedy The Closet (2001), the romantic comedy After You... (2003), the thriller Caché (2005) and the comedy My Best Friend (2006), he has since gained greater international recognition.

In 2013, he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1979 Us Two a rascal Claude Lelouch
1980 Les sous-doués Bébel Claude Zidi
1981 Les hommes préfèrent les grosses Jean-Yves Jean-Marie Poiré
Les Sous-doués en vacances Bébel Claude Zidi
1982 Pour cent briques, t'as plus rien... (fr) Sam Édouard Molinaro
1984 Asphalt Warriors Inspecteur Vincent Sergio Gobbi
1985 Palace (fr) Lucien Molard Édouard Molinaro
1986 Jean de Florette Ugolin Claude Berri
Manon des Sources
1987 Quelques jours avec moi Martial Pasquier Claude Sautet
1989 Romuald et Juliette Romuald Blindet Coline Serreau
1991 A Heart in Winter Stéphane Claude Sautet
My Life Is Hell Abargadon Josiane Balasko
1992 My Favorite Season Antoine André Téchiné
1993 La Reine Margot Henri de Bourbon Patrice Chéreau
1994 La Séparation Pierre Christian Vincent
1995 A French Woman Louis Régis Wargnier
1995 Thieves Alex André Téchiné
1996 The Eighth Day Harry Jaco Van Dormael
Lucie Aubrac Raymond Claude Berri
1997 On Guard Lagardère Philippe de Broca
1998 Girl on the Bridge Gabor Patrice Leconte
1999 The Widow of Saint-Pierre Jean Patrice Leconte
The Closet François Pignon Francis Veber
2000 Sade Marquis de Sade Benoît Jacquot
2001 Vajont Alberico Biadene Renzo Martinelli
2002 The Adversary Jean-Marc Faure Nicole Garcia
2003 Rencontre avec le dragon Guillaume de Montauban Hélène Angel
After You... Antoine Letoux Pierre Salvadori
2004 36 Quai des Orfèvres Léo Vrinks Olivier Marchal
Strange Crime Daniel Roberto Andò
2005 Hidden Georges Laurent Michael Haneke
To Paint or Make Love William Lasserre Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
2006 The Valet Pierre Levasseur Francis Veber
My Best Friend François Coste Patrice Leconte
Napoleon and Me Napoleon Paolo Virzì
2007 Conversations with My Gardener Dupinceau Jean Becker
2008 MR 73 Schneider Olivier Marchal
2011 The Well-Digger's Daughter Pascal Amoretti Daniel Auteuil
2012 Le Guetteur Mattei Michele Placido
2013 Jappeloup Serge Durand Christian Duguay

Awards and nominations[edit]

Auteuil receiving the César Award for Best Actor at the César Awards 2000, for his role in Girl on the Bridge (1999).

César Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1987 César Awards Best Actor Jean de Florette Won
1989 César Awards Best Actor Quelques jours avec moi Nominated
1991 César Awards Best Actor Lacenaire Nominated
1993 César Awards Best Actor A Heart in Winter (Un cœur en hiver) Nominated
1994 César Awards Best Actor My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée) Nominated
1995 César Awards Best Actor La Séparation Nominated
1997 César Awards Best Actor The Eighth Day (Le huitième jour) Nominated
1998 César Awards Best Actor Le Bossu Nominated
2000 César Awards Best Actor Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le pont) Won
2003 César Awards Best Actor The Adversary (L'Adversaire) Nominated
2004 César Awards Best Actor After You... (Après vous...) Nominated
2005 César Awards Best Actor Department 36 (36, quai des Orfèvres) Nominated

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1987 BAFTA Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role Jean de Florette Won

European Film Award[edit]

Year Group Award Film Result
1993 European Film Award Best Actor A Heart in Winter Won
2005 European Film Award Best Actor Caché Won

Molière Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Play Result
1988 Molière Awards Best Actor Double Inconstancy (La Double Inconstance) Nominated
1991 Molière Awards Best Actor Les Fourberies de Scapin nominated

Personal life[edit]

Auteuil has two daughters: Aurore Auteuil with his former partner, Anne Jousset, and Nelly from a ten-year relationship with actress Emmanuelle Béart, his co-star in the films A Heart in Winter and Manon des Sources (1986). He married Aude Ambroggi, a Corsican sculptor, on 22 July 2006 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saperstein, Pat (23 April 2013). "Nicole Kidman, Christopher Waltz, Ang Lee Among Cannes Jury Members". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 

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