Guillaume Canet

Horseman, Actor, Director
Whether playing an artist trapped by a mad man or a tourist who discovers a mythical beach, French star Guillaume Canet always delivered performances brimming with conviction. He was born on April 10, 1973 in ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1973 in France

Filmography

Actor (34)

In the Name of My Daughter 2015 (Movie)

Maurice Agnelet (Actor)

The Program 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

A L'Ombre des Forêts 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Infidèles 2014 (Movie)

Thibault (Actor)

En Solitaire 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jappeloup 2013 (Movie)

Pierre Durand (Actor)

The War of the Buttons 2012 (Movie)

The Teacher (Actor)

Last Night 2011 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

A Better Life 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Farewell 2010 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Espion(s) 2009 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Last Flight 2009 (Movie)

Bill Lancaster (Actor)

Cortex 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rivals 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tell No One 2008 (Movie)

Philippe Neuville (Actor)

Darling 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ensemble, C'Est Tout 2007 (Movie)

Franck (Actor)

La Clef 2007 (Movie)

Eric Vincent (Actor)

Joyeux Noël 2006 (Movie)

Audebert (Actor)

L' Enfer 2005 (Movie)

Sebastien (Actor)

Love Me If You Dare 2004 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp 2004 (Movie)

Gustave "Gus" Klopp (Actor)

Le Frere du guerrier 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Whatever You Say 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Morsures de l'aube 2001 (Movie)

Antoine (Actor)

The Landlords 2001 (Movie)

Josselin (Actor)

Vidocq 2001 (Movie)

Etienne Boisset (Actor)

La Fidelite 2000 (Movie)

Nemo (Actor)

The Beach 2000 (Movie)

Etienne (Actor)

Barracuda 1999 (Movie)

Luc (Actor)

Je regle mon pas sur le pas de mon pere 1999 (Movie)

Sauveur (Actor)

The Day the Ponies Come Back 1999 (Movie)

Daniel Moulin (Actor)

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1999 (Movie)

Hitch-Hiker (Actor)

In All Innocence 1998 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)
Writer (4)

Jappeloup 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little White Lies 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tell No One 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Whatever You Say 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (4)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Little White Lies 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Tell No One 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Whatever You Say 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Whether playing an artist trapped by a mad man or a tourist who discovers a mythical beach, French star Guillaume Canet always delivered performances brimming with conviction. He was born on April 10, 1973 in Hauts-de-Seine in Paris, France. The son of horse breeders, Canet wanted to become a show rider, but a bad fall derailed his dreams and he pursued acting instead. Canet gained accolades after starring in "Barracuda" (1997) as a naïve artist who is imprisoned by a cunning old man. He made inroads in France with memorable roles in "In All Innocence" (1998) and "I Follow in My Father's Footsteps" (1999), before gaining an international profile with a co-starring role in Danny Boyle's feature "The Beach" (2000), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. An accomplished filmmaker, Canet wrote and directed several films, including Mon idole" (2002) and the commercial success "Little White Lies" (2010), a biting drama about a group of trendy Parisians who vacation together. One of the film's stars was Academy Award-winning French actress Marion Cotillard, who Canet dated for several years and had a child with in 2011. Canet earned rave reviews for his performances in "Love Me If You Dare" (2003) and the war drama "Joyeux Noel" (2005). In 2006, he released the hit thriller "Tell No One," which earned Canet a César award for Best Director. He continued to impress in films such as "Farewell" (2009) and "Last Night" (2010), starring in the latter as Keira Knightley's long-lost love interest.

Relationships

Marion Cotillard Actor

Companion
Couple's child Marcel was born May 19, 2011

Diane Kruger Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 1, 2001 Divorced in 2006

EDUCATION

at age 11, enrolled in a circus college in France

Ecole Florent

Paris

Milestones

2002

Portrayed a 13th-century youth who has lost his memory in the drama "The Brother's Return"

2001

Co-starred with Gerard Depardieu in "Vidocq"

2001

Starred as a young man who is paid to locate the fictitious friend he has created in "Love Bites/Les Morsures de l'aube")

2000

Reteamed with Ledoyen as a couple who meet up with a traveler (Leonardo DiCaprio) and form a love triangle in "The Beach", directed by Danny Boyle

2000

Starred in "The Day the Ponies Come Back", directed by Jerry Schatzberg

2000

Appeared with Sophie Marceau in "La Fidelite/Fidelity", a modern update of "La Princess de Cleves"

2000

Helmed the French TV-movie "Avalanche"

1999

Made third short, "Je peux pas dormir"

1998

Starred oppostie Virginie Ledoyen in "En plain coeur/In All Innocence"; nominated for a Cesar as most promising actor

1998

Directed the short film "Je t'aim"

1997

Breakthrough feature role, "Baracuda"

1996

Stage directing debut, "Vernissage"

1995

Directorial debut, the short film "Sans regret"

1994

TV acting debut in "La Colline aux mille enfants"

1994

Film debut in small role in "Fils unique"

1994

Breakthrough TV role in "Jeanne"

1992

Began studying acting in Paris (date aproximate)

Trained as a horseman until a riding accident in 1991 (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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His official Web site is located at http://www.citeweb.net/canet/

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