Adèle Exarchopoulos

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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos Cannes 2014.jpg
Exarchopoulos at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 22)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Adèle Exarchopoulos (French pronunciation: ​[adɛl ɛgzaʁkɔpulɔs]; born 22 November 1993) is a French actress. She is known for her leading performance as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a role which gave her worldwide attention and critical acclaim and for which she became the youngest artist ever to be awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

She also won the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and received a total of 37 other nominations for her performance.

Life and career[edit]

Exarchopoulos grew up in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place des Fêtes. Her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitar teacher, and her mother, Marina Niquet, a nurse. Her grandfather was Greek.[1][2]

In 2006, Exarchopoulos was spotted by an agent and made her first television appearance in an episode of the French police series R.I.S, police scientifique. At thirteen, she had a role in the 2007 film Boxes.[1]

She also appeared in the films Les Enfants de Timpelbach (2008), The Round Up (2010), Turk's Head (2010), Chez Gino (2011), Carré blanc (2011), Pieces of Me (2012) and I Used to Be Darker (2013) before making her international breakthrough in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a 2013 film based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name.[3] The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Both Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux were also awarded the Palme d'Or alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion who have won the award;[4] Exarchopoulos is the youngest person to ever receive the award.[5] She received extensive critical praise and her performance was cited as one of the year's best.[6] Indiewire critic Eric Kohn named Exarchopoulos' performance was the best female performance of 2013.[7]

In March 2014, she was in consideration to play Tiger Lily in Pan but lost to Rooney Mara.[8] She will appear in The Last Face alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron.[9] She plays Judith in the 2015 period drama film The Anarchists.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 R.I.S, police scientifique Sarah TV series
2007 Boxes Lilli
2008 Les Enfants de Timpelbach Marianne
2010 The Round Up Anna Traube
Turk's Head Nina
2011 Chez Gino Maria Roma
Carré blanc Marie (young)
2012 Des morceaux de moi Erell
2013 I Used to Be Darker Camille
Making a Scene The Woman Short
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Adèle Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Cannes Film Festival – Palme d'Or & Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year
César Award for Most Promising Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer
Étoiles d’or for Best Actress
Étoiles d’or for Best Female Newcomer
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Actress
New York Film Critics Online Award for Breakthrough Actress
Prix Romy Schneider
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Dorian Awards for Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Nominated—Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—Guardian Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (Runner-Up)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance
2014 Insecure Jenny
Voyage vers la mère Marie Louise
2015 The Anarchists Judith Lorillard
Apnée The Woman Short
2016 Down by Love Anna Amari
The Last Face
Orpheline
2017 Le Fidèle Bibi Delhany

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Five things to know about Adele Exarchopoulos". Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "The 19 year old Cannes winner". ellines.com. 
  3. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (23 May 2013). "Cannes 2013: Blue Is The Warmest Colour - first look review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Dargis, Manohla (26 May 2013). "Blue Is The Warmest Color Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "OSCARS: Sundance Selects Ramps Up 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Star's Best Actress Bid". Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Adèle Exarchopoulos: The Newcomer Who Made History at Cannes". Indie Wire. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Critic's Picks: The Top 10 Best Female Lead Performances of 2013 According to Indiewire's Film Critic". Indiewire. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Wyatt, Daisy (25 November 2014). "The Independent". Pan movie trailer reveals first look at Rooney Mara as 'too white' Tiger Lily following casting controversy. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Last Face (2015)". IMDB. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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