Romain Duris in 2014
28 May 1974 |
Born in Paris, son of an engineer-architect father and a dancer mother, Duris studied arts at university but decided to follow a career in music forming a jazz-funk band. Music remains a major interest. He was noticed in the street by a casting director whilst waiting in a queue in 1993 and was offered a part in the 1994 Cédric Klapisch film Le péril jeune. He has since worked with Klapisch regularly. His first role however was in a pop video for Princess Erika, Faut qu'j'travaille, (I need to work) in which he plays the role of a small-time gangster. His sister is pianist Caroline Duris, who performs on the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped. Before going into acting, he started an acid-jazz band where he was a drummer. Duris lives in Paris near La Bastille with his actress girlfriend Olivia Bonamy with whom he has a son, Luigi, born 10 February 2009.
Duris is best known for his role as the French exchange student Xavier Rousseau in L'Auberge Espagnole and The Russian Dolls. He has a reputation for versatility, having played a thug in The Beat That My Heart Skipped. He has played a variety of roles ranging from gangsters as in Dobermann through romantic leads, Heartbreaker to action heroes in Arsène Lupin.
|1994||Le péril jeune||Tomasi|
|1994||Frères: La roulette rouge||Marco|
|1996||56 fois par semaine||Short film|
|1996||Mémoires d'un jeune con||Luc|
|1996||When the Cat's Away||Le joueur de batterie|
|1997||Gadjo dilo||Stéphane||Nominated – Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actor
Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
|1999||Peut-être||Arthur||Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
|1999||Je suis né d'une cigogne||Otto|
|2001||Le Petit poucet||Un garde de la reine|
|2001||Being Light||Maxime Lecocq|
|2002||Filles perdues, cheveux gras||Mathieu|
|2002||The Spanish Apartment||Xavier Rousseau|
|2002||17 fois Cécile Cassard||Matthieu|
|2003||Pas si grâve||Léo|
|2003||Les Clefs de bagnole|
|2004||Arsène Lupin||Arsène Lupin|||
|2005||The Beat That My Heart Skipped||Thomas Seyr||Lumières Award for Best Actor
Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – NRJ Ciné Award for Actor of the Year
|2005||The Russian Dolls||Xavier Rousseau|
|2007||L'âge d'homme... maintenant ou jamais!||Samuel / Leonardo da Vinci|
|2008||Afterwards||Nathan Del Amico|||
|2010||Heartbreaker||Alex Lippi||Nominated – César Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|2010||The Big Picture||Paul Exben|||
|2013||Casse-tête chinois||Xavier Rousseau|||
|2014||The New Girlfriend||David / Virginia||Nominated—César Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actor
- Princess Erika. Faut qu'j'travaille. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- Nesselson, Lisa (28 September 2004). "Review: 'Arsene Lupin'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Roger Ebert (14 January 2005). "The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)". Reviews. rogerebert.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Vlessing, Etan (14 April 2007). "Malkovich, Lilly, Duris prep for 'Afterwards'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
- Felperin, Leslie (5 September 2009). "Review: 'Persecution'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- van Hoeij, Boyd (16 September 2010). "Review: 'The Big Picture'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- van Hoeij, Boyd (25 November 2012). "Review: 'Populaire'". Variety. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- Barraclough, Leo (4 June 2013). "Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' to Open Karlovy Vary Fest". Variety. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- The Deadline Team (13 January 2014). "Drafthouse Acquires Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' For U.S.". Deadline.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
- McNary, Dave (24 June 2013). "Audrey Tautou's 'Chinese Puzzle' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (24 June 2013). "Cohen Media Group Acquires 'Chinese Puzzle' With Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly". Deadline.com. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- Gant, Charles (28 October 2013). "London Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle'". Variety. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- Rooney, David (10 September 2014). "'The New Girlfriend' ('Une Nouvelle amie'): Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- Mintzer, Jordan (8 September 2016). "'Odd Job' ('Un Petit Boulot'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Lodge, Guy (7 August 2016). "Locarno Film Review: 'Ceasefire'". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- Keslassy, Elsa and John Hopewell (6 January 2016). "SND Boards Romain Duris' 'The Confession,' Jean Reno's 'Family Heist'". Variety. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- Keslassy, Elsa (16 May 2016). "Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain Boards 'Fleuve Noir' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
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