Melvil Poupaud

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Melvil Poupaud
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Melvil Poupaud in 2006
Born (1973-01-26) 26 January 1973 (age 43)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, composer, film editor
Years active 1983–present

Melvil Poupaud (born 26 January 1973) is a French actor, author and filmmaker.

Career[edit]

Poupaud's first appearance was, as a child, in Raúl Ruiz's 1983 film City of Pirates.[1] He met Raul Ruiz through his mother, Chantal Poupaud, who was a well-known press relations officer in the French cinema world.[2]

He starred in François Ozon's Time to Leave,[3] and co-starred with Parker Posey in Zoe Cassavetes' Broken English.[4]

He also appeared in films such as Eric Rohmer's A Summer's Tale,[5] Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale,[6] and François Ozon's The Refuge.[7]

He co-starred with Suzanne Clément in Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways.[8]

Having led a selective career, grown in a family having close links with the cinema world, he has been close to figures of the Parisian intelligentsia during the seventies and eighties, such as Marguerite Duras or Jacques Lacan.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 City of Pirates Malo
1984 Qui es-tu Johnny Mac ? Johnny Mac Short film (also as director and screenwriter)
1985 The Insomniac on the Bridge Michel
1985 Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
1985 Ces jours où les remords font vraiment mal au cœur Short film (also as director and screenwriter)
1986 Dans un miroir
1988 3 jours... Melvil Short film (also as director and screenwriter)
1989 The 15 Year Old Girl Thomas Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
1992 The Lover The Younger Brother
1992 Archipel Michel
1993 Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional Germain Also as composer
Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
1993 À la belle étoile Mathieu
1994 3000 scénarios contre un virus Short film
1994 Fado, Major and Minor Antoine
1994 Boulevard Mac Donald Short film (also as director, screenwriter and composer)
1995 Élisa The Pharmacist's Son
1995 Innocent Lies Louis Bernard
1995 Those Were the Days Axel
1995 La Vie de Marianne Valville Telefilm
1995 Hillbilly Chainsaw Massacre Short film
1996 Le Journal du séducteur Gregoire
1996 Three Lives and Only One Death Martin
1996 A Summer's Tale Gaspard
1996 Souvenir Charles
1997 Genealogies of a Crime René
1997 Shooting Stars Lenny
1998 Les Kidnappeurs Armand Carpentier
1999 Time Regained Le Prince de Foix
1999 Quelque chose Short film (also as director, screenwriter and cinematographer)
2000 The Heart's Root Vicente Corvo
2000 Love Torn in a Dream Various roles
2000 La Chambre obscure Bertrand
2001 Rémi Rémi Short film (also as director and screenwriter)
2001 A Hell of a Day Ben
2003 Pronobis Philippe Short film (also as director and screenwriter)
2003 Shimkent hôtel Alex
2003 Le Divorce Charles-Henri de Persand
2003 Feelings François
2004 Qui a tué Johnny Mac ? Johnny Mac Short film (also as director, screenwriter and cinematographer)
2004 Eros Therapy Bruno
2004 Monde extérieur Régis Short film
2005 Time to Leave Romain Valladolid International Film Festival - Best Actor
2006 Melvil Melvil Also as director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor
2007 Broken English Julien
2007 A Lost Man Thomas Koré
2007 L'Heure Zéro Guillaume Neuville
2008 The Broken Stefan Chambers
2008 Speed Racer Race commentator
2008 A Christmas Tale Ivan Vuillard
2008 Crime Is Our Business Frédéric Charpentier
2009 The Refuge Louis
2009 44 Inch Chest Loverboy San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
2009 Lucky Luke Jesse James
2010 The Counterfeiters Edouard
2010 Black Heaven Vincent
2010 The Edge François
2010 Mysteries of Lisbon Ernest Lacroze
2011 L'Orpheline avec en plus un bras en moins Robinson
2011 The Argument The husband Short film
2012 Laurence Anyways Laurence Alia Nominated—Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Canadian Film
2012 Lines of Wellington Marechal Massena
2014 Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey Gaël
2015 The Great Game Pierre
2015 Mad Love The Priest
2015 The Lady in the Portrait Jean Denis Attiret
2015 Tête baissée Samy
2015 By the Sea François
2016 In Bed with Victoria Vincent

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1984 Qui es-tu Johnny Mac ? Yes Yes Short film
1985 Ces jours où les remords font vraiment mal au cœur Yes Yes Short film
1988 3 jours… Yes Yes Short film
1994 Boulevard Mac Donald Yes Yes Short film (also as composer)
1999 Quelque chose Yes Yes Short film (also as cinematographer)
2001 Rémi Yes Yes Short film
2003 Pronobis Yes Yes Short film
2004 Qui a tué Johnny Mac ? Yes Yes Short film (also as cinematographer)
2006 Melvil Yes Yes Also as cinematographer and editor

Bibliography[edit]

Melvil Poupaud, Quel est Mon noM, Paris, Éditions Stock, coll. « La Bleue », 7 septembre 2011, 288 p. (ISBN 978-2-23407-030-1) [10]

Other awards[edit]

References[edit]

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