Morel at the 2007 Deauville American Film Festival
25 September 1972 |
Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter|
Life and career
At the age of 15, Morel left home to pursue film studies in Lyon, and later moved to Paris. There he met acclaimed French director André Téchiné who cast him in the lead role of François in the multi César-winning 1994 film Les Roseaux sauvages which brought him to wider fame, earning much critical praise for his performance, and a 1995 César nomination for Most Promising Young Actor.
While his Wild Reeds co-stars Élodie Bouchez and Stéphane Rideau have both gone on to successful acting careers (he has often cast them in his own films), Morel has chosen to pursue a career behind the camera, as filmmaking has always been his passion.
|1994||Les Roseaux sauvages||François||André Téchiné|
|1995||Le Plus Bel Âge||Bertrand||Didier Haudepin|
|1994||La Vie à Rebours|
|1996||À Toute Vitesse (Full Speed)|
|2002||Les Chemins de l'Oued (Under Another Sky)|
- 1995 César nomination : Meilleur Espoir Masculin (Most Promising Young Actor) for Les Roseaux sauvages
- 2002 Fipresci Prize, Toronto International Film Festival, for Les Chemins de l'Oued
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