Romain Duris

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Romain Duris
DURIS Romain-24x30-1999b.jpg
Romain Duris in 1999
Born (1974-05-28) 28 May 1974 (age 40)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Partner(s) Olivia Bonamy
Children 1

Romain Duris (born 28 May 1974) is a French actor.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Paris, son of an engineer-architect father and a dancer mother, Duris studied arts at university. He was noticed in the street by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and was offered a part in the 1994 Cédric Klapisch film Le péril jeune. His sister is pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped. Before going into acting, he started an acid-jazz band where he was a drummer. Duris lives in Paris near La Bastille with his actress girlfriend Olivia Bonamy with whom he has a son, Luigi, born 10 February 2009.

Career[edit]

Duris is best known for his role as the French exchange student Xavier Rousseau in The Spanish Apartment and The Russian Dolls. He has a reputation for versatility, having played a thug in The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Le péril jeune Tomasi
1994 Frères: La roulette rouge Marco
1996 56 fois par semaine Short film
1996 Mémoires d'un jeune con Luc
1996 When the Cat's Away Le joueur de batterie
1997 Dobermann Manu
1997 Gadjo dilo Stéphane Nominated – Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actor
Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
1998 Déjà mort Romain
1998 Les Kidnappeurs Zero
1999 Peut-être Arthur Prix Lumières for Most Promising Young Actor
Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
1999 Je suis né d'une cigogne Otto
2001 CQ Hippie Filmmaker
2001 Le Petit poucet Un garde de la reine
2001 Being Light Maxime Lecocq
2002 Filles perdues, cheveux gras Mathieu
2002 The Spanish Apartment Xavier Rousseau
2002 17 fois Cécile Cassard Matthieu
2002 Adolphe D'Erfeuil
2003 Pas si grâve Léo
2003 Osmose Rémi
2003 Schimkent Hotel Romain
2003 Le Divorce Yves
2003 Les Clefs de bagnole
2004 Exils Zano
2004 Arsène Lupin Arsène Lupin
2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Thomas Seyr Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – NRJ Ciné Award for Actor of the Year
2005 The Russian Dolls Xavier Rousseau
2006 Dans Paris Paul
2007 Molière Molière
2007 L'âge d'homme... maintenant ou jamais! Samuel / Leonardo da Vinci
2008 Paris Pierre
2008 Afterwards Nathan Del Amico
2009 Persécution Daniel
2010 Heartbreaker Alex Lippi Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2010 The Big Picture Paul Exben
2012 Populaire Louis Echard
2013 Mood Indigo Colin
2013 Casse-tête chinois Xavier Rousseau
2014 Démons Franck TV movie
2014 The New Girlfriend David / Virginia

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