The son of famed French director Claude Berri and nephew of producers Jean-Pierre Rassam and Paul Rassam, Julien Rassam trained as a filmmaker at New York University with the expectation of both direc...
First English-speaking role in "An American Werewolf in Paris"
Co-starred in "Queen Margot"
Was second assistant director to Patrice Chereau on a stage production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Feature film debut, the title role in Bruno Nuytten's "Albert Souffre/Albert Suffers"
The son of famed French director Claude Berri and nephew of producers Jean-Pierre Rassam and Paul Rassam, Julien Rassam trained as a filmmaker at New York University with the expectation of both directing and acting. (He directed the 1991 short "Jour de Colere".) The dark-haired, charismatic actor is perhaps best known to American audiences for his portrayal of the youngest of the murderous brothers in Patrice Chereau's "Queen Margot/La Reine Margot" (1994), the celebrated French film about the events leading to the St. Bartholomew Day massacre. Rassam made his feature film debut in the title role of a ne'er-do-well who insinuates himself into his friends' lives in Bruno Nuytten's "Albert Suffers" (1992). He followed with small roles in Claude Miller's "The Accompanist" and Laetitia Masson's "Nulle part" (both 1992) and played the leading role of angst-driven teen in Chantal Akerman's "Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 1960s in Brussels" (1994). In 1997, Rassam made his first English-language film, the horror sequel "An American Werewolf in Paris".
divorced from Rassam's mother
younger; born c. 1972
born c. 1987
divorced from Rassam's father
died in 1985
New York University
"Sometimes we [the French] feel that everything that is in America comes from Europe and we know better and we were the first ones. And it wouldn't be in America if they didn't have Europe and stuff like that. But I think it's not right. We can go along together." --Julien Rassam in PREMIERE, February 1995.