Langmann at the César Awards 2012
24 May 1971 |
|Occupation||Film producer, actor, screenwriter, film director|
Life and career
Langmann was born in Paris, France, the son of Anne-Marie Rassam and film director Claude Berri. His uncle was the late producer Jean-Pierre Rassam and his brother was the late French actor Julien Rassam. Both his mother and his brother committed suicide, in 1997 and in 2002, respectively, while his father died of a stroke in 2009. He has a younger half-brother from his father's later relationship, Darius Langmann. His father Claude Berri was Jewish, and his mother Anne-Marie Rassam, who was born in Lebanon, was Lebanese Christian.
Langmann began his career as an actor in his father's films when he was a teenager, earning Cesar Award nominations for Most Promising Newcomer for Les années sandwiches in 1988 and Paris s'éveille in 1991, as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for Le nombril du monde. He became a film producer in the early 2000s. During the filming of Asterix at the Olympic Games he was arrested for employing prostitutes and purchasing narcotics. In 2008 he was sentenced to four months in prison for assaulting his long-term girlfriend Frédérique, with whom he had a daughter in 2002. In 2011, Langmann produced the black and white, silent film The Artist with director Michel Hazanavicius. He was unable to attract investors to the risky project and self-financed the film. He won the Academy Award for the film at the 2012 Oscars and won the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.
- 2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
- 2002 Dead Weight
- 2004 Renegade
- 2004 Double zéro
- 2005 Foon
- 2006 Those Happy Days
- 2007 Steak
- 2008 Asterix at the Olympic Games (also director)
- 2008 Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
- 2008 Mesrine: Killer Instinct
- 2010 Le mac
- 2011 Mon père est femme de ménage
- 2011 The Artist
- 2011 La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons)
- 2012 The Suicide Shop
- 2012 Stars des années 80
- 2012 Colt 45 (pre-production)
- 1980 Je vous aime
- 1988 Les années sandwiches
- 1989 Jour après jour
- 1989 Bille en tête
- 1990 Déminage (short)
- 1990 Alberto Express
- 1991 Nuit et jour
- 1991 Paris s'éveille
- 1992 Tous les garçons (short)
- 1992 Les paroles invisibles (short)
- 1992 Lover
- 1994 Le nombril du monde
- 1995 Court toujours: Joséphine et les gitans (short)
- 1995 La musique de l'amour: Robert et Clara
- 1997 Une femme très très très amoureuse
- 1998 Foul Play
- 2002 Dead Weight
- 2006 Days of Glory
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- "Winners for the 84th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Oscars.org. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "Thomas Langmann: 'Crazy' risk pays off for 'The Artist' producer". Los Angeles Times. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.