Audrey Tautou

Actor
French actress Audrey Tautou hit the international spotlight in 2001 as the star of the whimsical Parisian romance "Amlie" (2001), which went on to become the top-grossing French-language film ever released in the ... Read more »
Born: 08/08/1978 in France

Filmography

Actor (25)

Chinese Puzzle 2014 (Movie)

Martine (Actor)

Eternity 2014 (Movie)

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Mood Indigo 2014 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

The Beating of Butterfly's Wings 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thérèse 2013 (Movie)

Thérèse Larroque - épouse Desqueyroux (Actor)

Delicacy 2012 (Movie)

Nathalie (Actor)

Beautiful Lies 2010 (Movie)

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Coco Before Chanel 2009 (Movie)

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (Actor)

Priceless 2008 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Ensemble, C'Est Tout 2007 (Movie)

Camille (Actor)

Russian Dolls 2006 (Movie)

Martine (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Sophie Neveu (Actor)

A Very Long Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

Dirty Pretty Things 2003 (Movie)

Senay (Actor)

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 2003 (Movie)

Angélique (Actor)

L' Auberge Espagnole 2003 (Movie)

Martine (Actor)

Nowhere To Go But UP 2003 (Movie)

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Pas sur la Bouche 2003 (Movie)

Huguette Verberie (Actor)

God is Great, I'm Not 2002 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Amélie 2001 (Movie)

Amelie (Actor)

Happenstance 2001 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Epouse-moi 2000 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Venus Beauty Institute (French) 2000 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Voyous Voyelles 2000 (Movie)

Anne-Sophie (Actor)

Baby blues (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

French actress Audrey Tautou hit the international spotlight in 2001 as the star of the whimsical Parisian romance "Amélie" (2001), which went on to become the top-grossing French-language film ever released in the United States. With her wide eyes and shy, winsome smile, the brunette gamine instantly earned comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, and like Hepburn, she successfully built a film career alternating between light romantic comedies and teary dramas. Many of Tautou's popular French films did not make it to U.S. theaters, however following the art house success of "Amélie" and the World War I-set romantic drama "A Very Long Engagement" (2004), Tautou answered the call of Hollywood, co-starring opposite Tom Hanks in the blockbuster thriller "The Da Vinci Code" (2006). Tautou's experience in an overblown, critically reviled hit failed to draw her to American filmmaking, so she promptly returned to the French fold where a starring role as design icon Coco Chanel in "Coco Before Chanel" (2009) proved that the actress had a whole career of increasingly mature roles ahead of her once her quirky, youthful charm had run its course.

EDUCATION

Cours Florent

Paris
Began her acting lessons at the highly prestigious French drama school

Milestones

2008

Announced as the new face of Chanel

2006

Portrayed French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu in the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code"; directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks

2004

Re-teamed with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet for "Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement)"

2003

Starred in Cedric Klapish's "L'Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)"

2003

English-language film debut, "Dirty Pretty Things"; directed by Stephen Frears

2002

Portrayed a gamine beauty seeking love and spiritual fulfillment in "Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite (God Is Great, I'm Not)"

2001

Gained international fame for her performance as the eccentric Amélie in the romantic French comedy "Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie)"; directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet; earned a César Award nomination

2000

Cast opposite Vincent Perez in "Épouse-moi (Marry Me)" and "Le Libertin (The Libertine)"

2000

Feature debut in Tonie Marshall's "Vénus beauté (institut)" playing a naive beauty salon worker (released in France in 1999)

2000

Portrayed the heroine in "Le Battement d'ailes du papillon (Happenstance)"

1996

Featured in the telefilm "Bebes boum"

1995

Appeared in the TV-movies, "Coeur de cible" and "Le Crime d'a cote"

1995

Moved to Paris

Attended the prestigious Cours Florent

Bonus Trivia

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"I don't care how much money they pay me. I'm not out to promote myself. I'm not ambitious. I'm anguished. I just want to act." - Tautou quoted in Talk magazine, October 2001

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"The moment I saw Audrey I was sure she was the one. She had that innocence, that determination the character needed. She's an elf. And she had what I love in actors: precision, rigour, imagination." - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of "Amelie" quoted in The Daily Telegraph, Oct. 2, 2001

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"For me the whole thing was so brutal, so new. I felt extremely fragile. I didn't feel that I'd actually found my feet in the job I was doing. OK, I'd just begun, I had made a film which was good, but hey, I'm an actress and there are lots of other things which I want to do which don't really go with the 'star' image. I wanted to put on plays with friends, to go travelling. I knew there had been a big change, somewhere, but I felt it was really just the way that people were looking at me that had changed. It was their perceptions."But the apprehension before talking a role, the way of tackling a part, the way you behave on set - well, none of that changed. For me all that is exactly the same. That's my work, that's my pleasure and it is for that that I am paid. For the rest, the being a star, I don't get paid." - Tautou quoted in The Daily Telegraph, Oct. 2, 2001

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