Gaspard Ulliel

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Gaspard Ulliel
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Born (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 30)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1997–present

Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: ​[ɡaspaʁ yljɛl]; born 25 November 1984) is a French 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 movie Hannibal Rising.

Life and career[edit]

Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris) to a runway show producer mother and a stylist father.[1] 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 quipped that the scar increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple.[2] 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 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.[3]

He portrayed French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic film Saint Laurent.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Bonnes vacances Joel Television film
1999 Alias Nicolas Trajet Short film
1999 bascule, LaLa bascule Olivier Baron Television film
1999 Juliette Nicolas Dastier Television film
2000 Julien l'apprenti 14-year-old Julien Television film
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Louis
2001 L'oiseau rare Gaspard Television film
2002 Summer Things Loïc Prix Lumières for Most Promising Actor
Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
2003 Strayed Jean Delmas Étoiles d'Or for Best Male Newcomer
Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
2004 Tulse Luper Suitcases, TheThe Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Leon
2004 Very Long Engagement, AA Very Long Engagement Manech Langonnet César Award for Most Promising Actor
2004 dernier jour, LeLe dernier jour Simon
2005 Nina's Home Izik
2006 Paris, je t'aime Gaspard
2007 Jacquou le Croquant Jacquou
2007 Hannibal Rising Hannibal Lecter
2007 L'inconnu Short film
2008 La troisième partie du monde François
2008 Sea Wall, TheThe Sea Wall Joseph
2009 Premier Cercle, LeLe Premier Cercle Anton Malakian
2009 Ultimatum Nathanaël
2009 Vintner's Luck, TheThe Vintner's Luck Xas
2010 Princess of Montpensier, TheThe Princess of Montpensier Henri de Guise
2011 The Art of Love William
2012 Mes amours décomposé(s) Corps Short film
2012 A Greek Type of Problem Balthazar
2014 Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mission protection rapprochée Olivier Rousseau
1999 Le refuge Quentin
2004 Navarro Thierry Morlaas Episode: "La Machination"
2009 Myster Mocky présente

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Que faire de Mister Sloane? Monsieur Sloane

Awards[edit]

Ulliel was nominated for a César Award for 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murnick, Carolyn (December 2004). "Gaspard Ulliel: heating up movies and heading for the front lines". FindArticles. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ Murray, Rebecca (2007-02-05). "Gaspard Ulliel Talks About Playing Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal Rising"". About.com. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  3. ^ WWD.com
  4. ^ Sowray, Bibby (2012-11-05). " London Fashion Week". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

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