Lespert in Nominee Luncheon for the 2015 César Awards
18 September 1976
Film director, actor, screenwriter
Jalil Lespert (born 18 September 1976) is a French actor, screenwriter and director.
Life and career [ edit ]
Born to a French (
Pied-Noir) father, actor Jean Lespert, and an Algerian mother, he studied law before turning to acting, to please his mother who is a jurist. Married former Miss France Sonia Rolland, with whom he has one child.
Lespert made his film debut in 1995, in
Laurent Cantet's film , opposite his father. His first major role came in 1999, in Jeux de plage Jacques Maillot's film . The following year, he appeared in another Laurent Cantet film Nos vies heureuses , which earned him a Ressources humaines César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2001.
His career took off and he appeared in several films, playing a wide range of characters, such as a sensual gardener in
, a body builder addict in Sade , a boxer in Vivre me tue , an avant-garde artist in Virgil Alain Resnais's , a journalist in Pas sur la bouche Robert Guédiguian's , etc. Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars
He is currently appearing in a series on French television called
. Pigalle, la nuit
He directed his first film in 2007,
, featuring 24 mesures Benoît Magimel and Sami Bouajila. His second feature as director, Des vents contraires, also featuring Magimel alongside Audrey Tautou and Isabelle Carré, came out in 2011.
Selected filmography [ edit ]
As actor [ edit ]
Les Sanguinaires, directed by Laurent Cantet 1999 -
, directed by Human Resources Laurent Cantet 2001 -
, directed by Inch'Allah Dimanche Yamina Benguigui 2001 -
Bella Ciao, directed by Stéphane Giusti 2003 -
Les Amateurs, directed by Martin Valente 2004 -
L'ennemi naturel, directed by Pierre Erwan Guillaume 2005 -
, directed by The Young Lieutenant Xavier Beauvois 2006 -
Le Voyage en Arménie, directed by Robert Guédiguian 2008 -
, directed by Tell No One Guillaume Canet 2008 -
Ligne de Front, directed by Jean-Christophe Klotz 2014 -
De guerre lasse, directed by Olivier Panchot
As director/writer [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]