Gaspard Ulliel at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
25 November 1984 |
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: [ɡaspaʁ yljɛl]; born 25 November 1984) is a French film actor and model. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the thriller Hannibal Rising.
Life and career 
Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris) to a runway show producer mother and a stylist father. He has a scar on his left 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 says it 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, a film for French television. He also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by Les égarés director André Téchiné.
In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
Ulliel is the current face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss.
Ulliel was chosen as the face of Chanel for its new men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. The film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010.
French actor Gaspard Ulliel will play Yves Saint Laurent in a forthcoming biopic of the late designer's early career.
Ulliel was nominated for a César Award on the category 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.
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