Mathieu Amalric

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Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric Cannes 2013.jpg
Born (1965-10-25) 25 October 1965 (age 48)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Jeanne Balibar (divorced; 2 sons)
Children 3

Mathieu Amalric [ma.tjø a.mal.ʁik] (born 25 October 1965)[1] is a French actor and film director. Amalric is perhaps best known internationally for his performance as the lead villain in Bond film Quantum of Solace, his performance in Steven Spielberg's Munich and for his role in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, for which he drew critical acclaim. He also has won the Étoile d'or and the Lumière Award.

Life and career[edit]

Amalric was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France, the son of journalists Nicole Zand, a literary critic for Le Monde, and Jacques Amalric, who has worked as a foreign affairs editor for Le Monde and Libération. Amalric's father is French. Amalric's mother was born in Poland, to Jewish parents, and moved to France at the oubreak of World War II; she originates from the same city as director Roman Polanski's family.[2][3] Amalric first gained fame in the film Ma Vie Sexuelle (My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument), for which he won a César Award.

Amalric was selected to play the James Bond villain Dominic Greene, and stars alongside Daniel Craig (with whom he had previously starred in Munich) in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace.[4]

He has three sons, two with his ex-wife Jeanne Balibar, and one with his girlfriend, a writer, with whom he currently lives in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris.

His 2010 film, On Tour, premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and won Amalric the Best Director Award.[5] His upcoming film The Blue Room has been selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Alternate title Role Notes
1984 Les Favoris de la lune Favourites of the Moon Julien
1991 Vert quoi vers où
1992 La Sentinelle The Sentinelle
La chasse aux papillons Chasing Butterflies
1993 Les yeux au plafond
1994 Lettre pour L... Letter for L
1995 Tom est tout seul uncredited
1996 Le Journal du séducteur Diary of a Seducer Sebastien Nominated – Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actor
Comment je me suis disputé...(ma vie sexuelle) Paul Dedalus César Award for Most Promising Actor
1997 Généalogies d'un crime Genealogies of a Crime Yves
1998 L'interview Julien
On a très peu d'amis Ivan
Dieu seul me voit Only God Sees Me Atchoum
Fin août, début septembre Late August, Early September Gabriel
Alice et Martin Alice and Martin Benjamin Sauvagnac
1999 Trois ponts sur la rivière Arthur Echéant
Adieu, plancher des vaches! Farewell, Tera Firma! Drinker at bar
2000 La Fausse suivante False Servant Lélio
La Bréche de Roland Roland's Pass Roland
L'Affaire Marcorelle The Marcorelle Affair Fourcade
2001 Amour d'enfance Boyhood Loves Paul
2002 Lundi matin Monday Morning voice contribution
Les naufragés de la D17 Shipwrecked on Route D 17 René, the astrophysician
Lulu The advocate
C'est le bouquet![disambiguation needed] Special Delivery
2003 Un homme, un vrai A Man, a Real One Boris
Mes enfants ne sont pas comme les autres My Children Are Different Gérald
Inquiétudes A Sight for Sore Eyes Art teacher
2004 Cuadrilátero
Les parallèles Simon
Rois et reine Kings and Queens Ismaël Vuillard César Award for Best Actor
Le pont des Arts Un spectateur du Nô
Au large de Bad Ragaz Alex
2005 J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed Philippe Bernier
Les mâtines Serge
La Moustache Serge Schaeffer
Munich Louis Nominated - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place)
Nominated - New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place)
Comme James Dean Robert Benchetrout
Avaler des couleuvres Tom, the husband
2006 Marie Antoinette Man at Masked Ball
Quand j'étais chanteur The Singer Bruno
Les signes Man
Fragments sur la grâce A reader
Un lever de rideau A Curtain Raiser Pierre
Le Grand apartment The Very Big Apartment Martin
2007 Michou d'Auber Jacques
La Question humaine Heartbeat Detector Simon Copenhagen International Film Festival: Best Actor
Gijón International Film Festival: Best Actor
Actrices Actresses Denis
Le Scaphandre et le papillon The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Jean-Dominique Bauby César Award for Best Actor
Étoiles d'Or for Best Best Actor
Lumiere Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
L'histoire de Richard O. The Story of Richard O Richard O.
Un secret A Secret François Grimbert à 37 ans
2008 57000 km entre nous 57,000 Kilometers Between Us Simon
Un conte de Noël A Christmas Tale Henri, middle child Nominated - International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor [7]
De la guerre On War Bertrand
Mesrine: L'ennemi public n°1' Mesrine: Part II - Public Enemy #1 François Besse
Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene
2009 Bancs publics (Versailles rive droite)
Visages Face L'homme du fourré
Les derniers jours du monde Robinson
Les herbes folles Wild Grass Bernard de Bordeaux
2010 Les aventures fantastiques d'Adèle Blanc-Sec Dieuleveult
On Tour Joachim Zand also director
Cannes Film Festival: Best Director
Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize
RiverRun International Film Festival: Best Actor
Nominated - Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or
Nominated - César Award for Best Director
Nominated - César Award for Best Film
Nominated - César Award for Best Original Screenplay
The Rabbi's Cat Le prince voice contribution
Jeanne captive The Preacher
2011 Chicken with Plums Nasser-Ali
2012 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Himself
Cosmopolis André Petrescu
Camille redouble French teacher
2013 La Vénus à la fourrure Venus in Fur Thomas
Jimmy Picard George Devereux
Love Is the Perfect Crime
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Serge
2014 If You Don't, I Will Pierre
2014 Spiritismes
2014 La chambre bleue Julien Gahyde
2014 Bird People

As voice actor[edit]

As director[edit]

  • Mange ta soupe (1997)
  • Le Stade de Wimbledon (Wimbledon Stadium) (2001)
  • La Chose publique (2003)
  • On Tour (2010)
  • (French) L'Illusion comique (2010)
  • Hopper Stories (2012) (Short film)
  • La chambre bleue (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amalric, Mathieu". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 15–18. ISBN 9780824211219. 
  2. ^ Day, Elizabeth (2008-05-11). "The intellectual villain". Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  3. ^ Friedman, Roger (2007-11-16). "Jerry Maguire (aka Tom Cruise) in Hitler Murder Attempt". FOXNews.com. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  4. ^ Hammond, Wally (2008-05-14). "Mathieu Amalric on 'Heartbeat Detector'". TimeOut. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Hollywood Reporter: Cannes Lineup". hollywoodreporter. Retrieved 2010-04-15. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "6th Annual ICS Award Nominees". AwardsDaily. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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