Jean-Pierre Darroussin is a French film actor who, since he began appearing on stage, in films, and on television around 1980, has steadfastly confined his work to France. He first made his presence known to French audiences in the 1981 comedy "Psy" and proceeded to procure a steady dose of TV and movie parts through the decade. In 1993, he earned his first César Award nomination-France's national film award body-for his part in Jean-Pierre Bacri's comedy "Cuisine et dépendances", in which Bacri also starred. In 1996, Darroussin once again teamed up with Bacri to co-star with him in another of his comedies, the multi-award-winning "Family Resemblances", a film that follows the highs and lows of a family birthday celebration held in a restaurant. Darroussin won the Best Supporting César for his role as Denis, while his frequent collaborator, Catherine Frot, earned Best Supporting Actress honors. In 2004, Darroussin appeared in "A Very Long Engagement", Jean-Pierre Jeunet's epic romance that he made on the heels of his charming indie runaway hit, "Amélie", with Audrey Tautou once again cast in the starring role. In his over 30 years in film, Darroussin has also worked with such big-name French stars as Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu, and with Jean Reno in the 2010 crime thriller "22 Bullets".