Christopher Lambert

Actor, Stockbroker
A handsome, steely leading man in American films as well as those of his native France, Christopher Lambert gained worldwide fame with his first starring role in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1957 in Great Neck, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Day of Wrath 2014 (Movie)

Ruy de Mendoza (Actor)

The Electric Slide 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blood Shot 2013 (Movie)

President (Actor)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D 2012 (Movie)

Methodius (Actor)

Tales of an Ancient Empire 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Material 2010 (Movie)

Andre Vial (Actor)

Percussions 2009 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Walter Mung (Actor)

Trivial 2007 (Movie)

Lt. Jacques Renard (Actor)

The Year of the Hare 2006 (Movie)

Tom Vatanen (Actor)

The Piano Player 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Your Image 2003 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Janis and John 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vercingetorix 2001 (Movie)

Vercingetorix (Actor)

Absolon 2000 (Movie)

Norman Scot (Actor)

Fortress II 2000 (Movie)

John Brennick (Actor)

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

Connor MacLeod (Actor)

Beowulf 1999 (Movie)

Beowulf (Actor)

Gideon 1999 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

Splitsville 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nirvana 1998 (Movie)

Jimi (Actor)

Arlette 1997 (Movie)

Franck (Actor)

Adrenaline: Fear the Rush 1996 (Movie)

Lemieux (Actor)

Hercule et Sherlock 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

North Star 1996 (Movie)

Hudson Ipsehawk (Actor)

Highlander III: The Final Dimension 1995 (Movie)

Connor MacLeod/Russell Nash (Actor)

Mortal Kombat 1995 (Movie)

Lord Rayden (Actor)

Roadflower 1995 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Hunted 1995 (Movie)

Paul Racine (Actor)

Gunmen 1994 (Movie)

Dani Servigo (Actor)

Fortress 1993 (Movie)

John Brennick (Actor)

Knight Moves 1993 (Movie)

Peter Sanderson (Actor)

Max et Jeremie 1992 (Movie)

Jeremie (Actor)

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

Connor MacLeod/Russell Nash (Actor)

Why Me? 1990 (Movie)

Gus Cardinale (Actor)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

Father Alek (Actor)

Love Dream 1988 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

Salvator Giuliano (Actor)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

Connor MacLeod/Russell Nash (Actor)

I Love You 1986 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Words and Music 1986 (Movie)

Jeremy Crevelle (Actor)

Subway 1985 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

John Clayton/Tarzan Lord of the Apes (Actor)

Le Bar du Telephone 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Legitimate Violence 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mean Guns (TV Show)

Actor

Resurrection (TV Show)

Actor

The Point Men (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (12)

Taken 3 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

20 ans d'écart 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

20 ans d'écart 2013 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Gideon 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Splitsville 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

When Saturday Comes 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

North Star 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dead Beat 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fugueuses 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nine Months 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Knight Moves 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A handsome, steely leading man in American films as well as those of his native France, Christopher Lambert gained worldwide fame with his first starring role in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984) before becoming something of a pop culture icon through the "Highlander" (1986) franchise. Though the "Highlander" films, which cast him as an immortal Scottish swordsman, became objects of cult worship, they also typecast Lambert as a man of action in dozens of low-budget shoot 'em ups and historical adventures. If the marginalization bothered Lambert, he did not seem to show it, as he continued to work steadily into the 21st century, providing a touch of Continental charm to his soulful assassins and stalwart lawmen, which in turn endeared him to a vast audience of action fans.

Relationships

Jaimyse Haft Actor

Wife
Married Feb. 6, 1999 Divorced in 2006

Eleanor Lambert

Daughter
Born Sept. 5, 1993; mother, Diane Lane

Diane Lane Actor

Wife
Met in 1985 when they were both in Rome on separate publicity junkets Married in October 1988 Co-starred in the films "Love Dream" (1988) and "Knight Moves" (1992) Divorced in March 1994

Sophie Marceau Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2007 Co-starred in the French film "Trivial/La disparue de Deauville" (2007)

Alba Parietti Actor

Companion
Together in 1996

EDUCATION

Ecole Florent

Paris

Paris Conservatoire

Paris
asked to leave by the third year by the academy director for lack of participation

attended boarding schools in Geneva, Switzerland

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

2009

Starred in the French war drama "White Material"

2006

Cast in the Richard Kelly directed ensemble drama "Southland Tales"

2004

Executive produced the drama thriller "The Good Shepherd," starring Christian Slater and Stephen Rea

2002

Executive produced and co-starred with Dennis Hopper in the crime thriller "The Piano Player"

2000

Once again reprised role for the fourth film in the series, "Highlander: Endgame"

1999

Played the title character in a post-apocalyptic set feature adaptation of "Beowulf"

1995

Cast as the thunder god Raiden in feature adaptation of the popular video game series "Mortal Kombat"

1994

Third feature as Connor MacLeod, "Highlander: The Final Dimension"

1992

First film as executive producer, "Knight Moves"; also starred

1992

Guest starred as his character in the films on the pilot episode of the syndicated "Highlander: The Series"

1991

Founded L.A.-based production company SSTM Corp.

1991

Reprised titular role in "Highlander II: The Quickening"

1990

Co-founded Paris-based production company AFCL with his partner Anne Francois

1990

First film produced by AFCL, "Great, My Parents Are Divorced"

1986

Starred in fantasy action film "Highlander" as main protagonist Connor MacLeod, also known as The Highlander

1984

First English-language film in a lead role, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"

1980

Feature acting debut, "The Telephone Bar"

1959

Moved to Geneva at the age of two

1957

Born in New York while his father was a French diplomat at the United Nations

Raised in France

Bonus Trivia

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"It was all too intellectual. They were asking too many questions like, how do you hold your glass when you're behind the bar? And I was thinking, this is stupid. In real life you don't ask questions like this. You just hold the glass." – Lambert on acting school, quoted in The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 26, 1993

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"I love to act because it allows me to be different people and to do things I wouldn't be able to do in real life. So obviously I lean toward the fantasy epics, since of course that gets me away from the reality of everyday life. But that doesn't mean one day I won't do a love story." – Lambert quoted in SCI FI, April 1995

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