Louis Garrel

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Louis Garrel
Louis Garrel Cannes 2010.jpg
Born (1983-06-14) 14 June 1983 (age 31)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Years active 1989–present
Partner(s) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Golshifteh Farahani
Children 1
Parents Philippe Garrel
Brigitte Sy
Relatives Maurice Garrel (grandfather)
Thierry Garrel (uncle)
Esther Garrel (sister)

Louis Garrel (born 14 June 1983) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.[1][2] He regularly appears in films by French director Christophe Honoré, including Ma mère, Dans Paris, Les Chansons d'amour, La Belle Personne and Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser.[3]

Early life[edit]

Garrel is the son of director Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy. His grandfather, Maurice Garrel, and his godfather, Jean-Pierre Léaud, are also notable French actors.[3][4] He is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris.[3]

Career[edit]

Garrel was six when he first appeared onscreen, in the film Le baisers de secours.[1] Twelve years later, he appeared in his second film, Ceci est mon corps.

In 2002, Garrel gained international recognition playing Eva Green's twin brother in The Dreamers.[2] Director Bernardo Bertolucci found him on the first session of casting in Paris.[5] Garrel has since starred in various French films, including Les Amants réguliers (2005), directed by his father Philippe Garrel. He was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actor for his work in the film.[1][3]

The youngest Garrel has been exploring his talents: he showcased his singing ability in the Christophe Honoré-directed film Les Chansons d'amour.[6] In 2008, Garrel wrote and directed a short film, Mes copains (My buddies).[3]

Personal life[edit]

Aside from his native French, Garrel speaks English and Italian.[3]

Garrel was in a relationship with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi from 2007 to 2012. She is the elder sister of Carla Bruni, the former French First Lady. In 2009 Bruni Tedeschi and Garrel adopted a baby from Senegal, whom they named Céline.[7][8]

In October 2013, it was reported that Garrel is in a relationship with Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Le baisers de secours Lo
2001 Ceci est mon corps Antoine
2002 The War in Paris (La guerre à Paris)
2003 The Dreamers Theo
2004 Ma mère Pierre, the Son
2005 Regular Lovers François Dervieux César Award for Most Promising Actor
Etoiles d'Or for Best Male Newcomer (La révélation masculine)
2006 Dans Paris Jonathan
2006 A Curtain Raiser (Un lever de rideau) Bruno Short film
2007 Love Songs Ismaël Bénoliel
2007 Actrices Éric
2008 Choisir d'aimer Pascal
2008 Frontier of the Dawn François
2008 The Beautiful Person Jacques Nemours
2009 Making Plans for Lena Simon
2010 Le mariage à trois Théo
2010 Heartbeats Guest in the final scene
2010 Diarchy Short film written and directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
2011 The Beloved Clément
2011 La règle de trois Louis Short film
2011 A Burning Hot Summer Frédéric
2012 Les coquillettes Louis Garrel
2013 A Castle in Italy Nathan
2013 Jealousy Louis
2014 Saint Laurent Jacques de Bascher

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mes copains Writer/director Short film
2010 Petit tailleur Writer/director Short film
2011 Sleepless Nights Stories Cinematographer
2011 La règle de trois Writer/director Short film

Awards and nominations[edit]

César Awards[edit]

Year Award Film Result
2006 Most Promising Actor[10] Regular Lovers Won

Étoiles d'Or[edit]

Year Award Film Result
2006 Best Male Newcomer (La révélation masculine) Regular Lovers Won

Prix Patrick Dewaere[edit]

Year Award Result
2009 The award has been given since 2008, in memory of French actor Patrick Dewaere Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Auteurs - Louis Garrel theauteurs.com
  2. ^ a b Rozemeyer, Karl. "Louis Garrel - Better in Threes" Premiere.com. March 21, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Internet Movie Database - Louis Garrel imdb.com
  4. ^ The Auteurs - Philippe Garrel theauteurs.com
  5. ^ Morales, Wilson. "The Dreamers: An Interview with Bernardo Bertolucci", Blackfilm.com. 2004. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  6. ^ Orange, Michelle. "Talking with Christopher Honoré and Louis Garrel", The Village Voice, 18 March 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  7. ^ Boivin, Justine. "Tout oppose les deux sœur", Gala, 14 October 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  8. ^ Allen, Peter. "Carla Bruni 'besotted' after becoming aunt to Senegalese baby... will she adopt one of her own?", Daily Mail, March 20, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  9. ^ "Golshifteh Farahani, amoureuse de Louis Garrel : 'C'est quelqu'un de très bien'". Purepeople. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Académie des César - Site Officiel

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