My Wife Is an Actress

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My Wife is an Actress
Ma femme est une actrice (movie poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed byYvan Attal
Produced byClaude Berri
Written byYvan Attal
StarringYvan Attal
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Terence Stamp
Noémie Lvovsky
Music byBrad Mehldau
CinematographyRémy Chevrin
Edited byJennifer Augé
Renn Productions
TF1 Films Production
Distributed byPathé
Release date
  • 12 September 2001 (2001-09-12) (TIFF)
  • 14 November 2001 (2001-11-14) (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Budget$7 million[1]
Box office$5.2 million[2]

My Wife is an Actress (French: Ma femme est une actrice) is a French romantic comedy-drama film starring Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive co-star. Attal also wrote and directed the film. The film stars Terence Stamp among others. This film is also highly biographic, as Yvan and Charlotte are a real life couple since 1991, and have three children. According to Yvan, the idea and a part of the plot originates from real life events.[3]



The film was released on 12 July 2002 to 7 theatres in the United States at #46 and grossed $49,204 in the opening weekend. Its lifetime domestic grossing is $1,121,233 while $4,048,205 accounted for foreign grosses accrues for a total of $5,169,438.[4]


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  3. ^ "Interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal - Movie Habit".
  4. ^ "My Wife is an Actress (2002) - Box Office Mojo".

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