A stunningly handsome French actor, Perez quickly won leading roles in his native land in the 1980s and branched out to international work in the 90s. With his sensuous, slightly pouty lips, strong ga...
Will make his English-language directorial debut with the supernatural drama "The Secret," based on the 1999 Japanese film "Himitsu" (lensed 2005)
Reteamed with Chereau to portray a transsexual in "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"
First leading role in a feature, "La maison de jade/House of Jade", opposite Jacqueline Bisset
Left home at age 16 to pursue acting career
Co-starred in "Time Regained", Raul Ruiz's adaptation of Proust's "A la recherche du temps perdu"
Made second short "Rein dire", written by Karine Sylla
Feature directorial debut, "Peau d'ange"; also co-wrote screenplay with wife Karine Sylla and Jerome Tonnere
Portrayed French philosopher Diederot in "Le Libertin"
Cast as the centuries old vampire Marius in "Queen of the Damned"
US TV acting debut, the HBO movie "Shot Through the Heart"
First American film, "The Crow: City of Angels" (shot in 1995)
Had featured role in Patrice Chereau's "La reine Margot/Queen Margot"
Starred opposite Kim Basinger in "I Dreamed of Africa"
Portrayed noted painter Oskar Kokoschka in the biopic of Alma Mahler, "Bride of the Wind"
First international co-production, "The Voyage of Captain Fracassa", a French-Italian co-production, in which he played the title role
First film to get a major art-house release in the USA, "Cyrano de Bergerac", starring Gerard Depardieu in the title role
Directed a short film, "L'Echange"
Earliest feature film appearances included a role in "Gardien de la nuit/Night Guardian"
A stunningly handsome French actor, Perez quickly won leading roles in his native land in the 1980s and branched out to international work in the 90s. With his sensuous, slightly pouty lips, strong gaze and cleanly sculpted features, Perez has won considerable heartthrob status among French audiences and devotees of the international art-house circuit. So far, he has specialized in soulful, impetuous and idealistic types caught up in the grand romantic sweep of glossy dramas, often period pieces. To his credit, Perez has been able to combine the melodramatic dash the roles require with a more introspective side needed to flesh out his characterizations.