Denis Podalydès

A wiry and diminutive French character actor with large, expressive eyes, Denis Podalyds spent much of his prolific career traversing the fringes of indie cinema before snagging several major film roles. Originally ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1963

Filmography

Actor (66)

Comme un avion 2015 (Movie)

Rémi (Actor)

Un village presque parfait 2015 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

Libre et assoupi 2014 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Pour une femme 2014 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

The Conquerors 2014 (Movie)

Galaad (Actor)

Le Grand méchant loup 2013 (Movie)

Stanislas Lastic (Actor)

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 2013 (Movie)

Antoine d'Anthac (as Denis Podalydès de la Comédie Française) (Actor)

Amour Crime Parfait 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Camille Redouble 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Granny's Funeral 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dandelions 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Omar Killed Me 2011 (Movie)

Pierre-Emmanuel Vaugrenard (Actor)

The Conquest 2011 (Movie)

Nicolas Sarkozy (Actor)

Skirt Day 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The First Man 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Une exécution ordinaire 2010 (Movie)

Concierge (Actor)

Bancs publics 2009 (Movie)

Aimé Mermot (Actor)

Eight Times Up 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kérity la maison des contes 2009 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Neuilly sa mère! 2009 (Movie)

Stanislas (Actor)

Quiet Chaos 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rien de Personnel 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Une Affaire d'Etat 2009 (Movie)

Flandin (Actor)

Coluche, l'histoire d'un mec 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coupable 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Intrusion 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sagan 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Vie D'artiste 2007 (Movie)

Bertrand (Actor)

Le 4eme Morceau De La Femme Coupee En 3 2007 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

Max & Co 2007 (Movie)

Martin (Voice)

Le Pont Des Arts 2006 (Movie)

Innommable (Actor)

Le Temps Des Porte-Plumes 2006 (Movie)

Falmin (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Controller (Actor)

Cache 2005 (Movie)

Yvon (Actor)

Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Ames Grises 2005 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Palais Royal! 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Almost Peaceful 2004 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Bienvenue en Suisse 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's Easier For a Camel 2004 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

A Great Little Business 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Children of the Century 2002 (Movie)

Saint-Beuve (Actor)

Safe Conduct 2002 (Movie)

Jean Aurenche (Actor)

See How They Run 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Chambre des officiers 2001 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

Liberte-Oleron 2001 (Movie)

Jacques Monot (Actor)

Malraux, tu m'etonnes! 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mortal Transfer 2001 (Movie)

Inspector Chapireau (Actor)

A l'attaque! 2000 (Movie)

Yvan (Actor)

Les Freres Soeur 2000 (Movie)

Jacques Soeur (Actor)

Son of Two Mothers Or the Comedy of Innocence 2000 (Movie)

Pierre d'Orville (Actor)

Jeanne and the Perfect Guy 1999 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Rien sur Robert 1999 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Dieu Seul Me Voit 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

In All Innocence 1998 (Movie)

William Martorel (Actor)

La Voleuse de Saint Lubin 1998 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Zaide 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument 1997 (Movie)

Jean-Jacques (Actor)

The Gods Must Be Dancing 1997 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Inner City 1995 (Movie)

The Recruiter (Actor)

L' Echappee Belle 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Something Fishy 1992 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Mayrig 1991 (Movie)

The Accused (Actor)

Versailles Rive-Gauche 1991 (Movie)

Arnaud (Actor)

Xenia 1988 (Movie)

Matthieu (Actor)

The Screen Illusion (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Granny's Funeral 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Liberte-Oleron 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Andre le Magnifique 2000 (Movie)

("Andre le magnifique") (Play as Source Material)

Versailles Rive-Gauche 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A wiry and diminutive French character actor with large, expressive eyes, Denis Podalydès spent much of his prolific career traversing the fringes of indie cinema before snagging several major film roles. Originally hailing from the stage, where he's since become a time-honored member of the vaunted Comédie-Française, he jumped headlong into films in the late 1980s and became a peripheral fixture of the subsequent two decades' influx of hip and sometimes outré French relationship comedies. In addition to appearing in the ensembles of films such as the tapestried love story "My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument," he's delivered several endearing if little-seen lead performances in quirky character studies directed by his brother, Bruno Podalydès, including the comedy of romantic indecisiveness "Only God Sees Me." His profile was raised considerably, however, when he co-starred as a wounded soldier in the lyrically haunting "The Officer's Ward" and as a freewheeling 1940s-era screenwriter in the exceptionally insightful "Safe Conduct" (2002). The two critically acclaimed wartime dramas paved the way for supporting parts in such international crossover smashes as the crackerjack domestic thriller "Caché" and the mystery-shrouded American adventure "The Da Vinci Code" ('06). Ever since, Podalydès has worked at an incredible rate of several films per year, continuing to crop up in dozens of offbeat love stories while garnering starring roles in such ambitious projects as "The Conquest," a probing examination of French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

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