Denis Lavant

Distinct and quintessentially French actor Denis Lavant began appearing on film in 1982. After a string of small parts Lavant began his famed collaboration with director Leos Carax with Carax's feature film debut, the ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1961 in Hauts-de-Seine, FR

Filmography

Actor (28)

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 2014 (Movie)

Theologian (Actor)

Mr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax 2014 (Movie)

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Poddubnyy 2014 (Movie)

Poddubny's Coach (Actor)

Xi You 2014 (Movie)

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Holy Motors 2012 (Movie)

Monsieur Oscar (Actor)

My Little Princess 2011 (Movie)

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Hop-o'-My-Thumb 2010 (Movie)

L'ogre (Actor)

The Temptation of St. Tony 2010 (Movie)

Count Korzbyski (Actor)

Tokyo! 2009 (Movie)

Creature (Actor)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

Charlie Chaplin (Actor)

Captain Ahab 2007 (Movie)

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Camping Sauvage 2006 (Movie)

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A Very Long Engagement 2004 (Movie)

Six-Sous (Actor)

Married/Unmarried 2004 (Movie)

Love (Actor)

Bad Blood 2001 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Tuvalu 2001 (Movie)

Anton (Actor)

Beau Travail 2000 (Movie)

Galoup (Actor)

Deep in the Woods 2000 (Movie)

Stephane (Actor)

La Squale 2000 (Movie)

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The Lovers on the Bridge 1999 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Don Juan 1998 (Movie)

Pierrot (Actor)

Wild Animals 1997 (Movie)

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The Chess Game 1994 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Visiblement, je vous aime 1994 (Movie)

Denis (Actor)

Forced to Be With Others 1992 (Movie)

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Mona et moi 1989 (Movie)

Pierre--I (Actor)

Un Tour de manege 1989 (Movie)

Berville (Actor)

Boy Meets Girl 1984 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Biography

Distinct and quintessentially French actor Denis Lavant began appearing on film in 1982. After a string of small parts Lavant began his famed collaboration with director Leos Carax with Carax's feature film debut, the relationship drama "Boy Meets Girl", launching both their careers. Their second film together, the crime drama "Mauvais sang", paired Lavant with Juliette Binoche with whom he would star in one of Carax's greatest accomplishments, "The Lovers on the Bridge", in which they played two young lovers on the Pont Neuf. The film was nominated for a BAFTA and earned Lavant his first nomination for best actor. In the '90s, Lavant worked with some of France's most talented filmmakers, starring in Jean-Michel Carré's "Visiblement je vous aime", Claire Denis's award-winning drama "Beau travail" about an ex-Foreign Legion officer, and Veit Helmer's celebrated, visually stunning debut comedy "Tuvalu". Maintaining his reputation as one of France's most talented actors, Lavant starred in Andrea Vecchiato's sci-fi drama "Luminal", set in the year 2010, and in international sensation Jean-Pierre Jeunet's romantic war drama "A Very Long Engagement", starring Audrey Tautou. In 2007 Lavant joined Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, and Werner Herzog in Harmony Korine's quirky comedy, "Mister Lonely", a story about a community of celebrity impersonators living on a commune in Scotland. Lavant memorably was cast as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in a relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Maintaining his relationship with Carax, Lavant starred in the segment "Merde" of "Tokyo!" as a sewer dweller who occasionally attacks people.

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