Judith Godrèche

Actor, Screenwriter, Novelist
Despite beginning her career as a child performer, Judith Godreche was not really well-known to US audiences until Patrice Leconte's "Ridicule" was released in 1996. The film introduced her smoky-eyed, Gallic sensuality ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1972 in France

Filmography

Actor (33)

The Overnight 2015 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

Doctor Jacquin (Actor)

Royal Pains 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Low Cost 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Potiche 2011 (Movie)

Joelle (Actor)

The Art of Love 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Toutes les filles pleurent 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fais-moi plaisir! 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Schweitzer 2009 (Movie)

Therese Bourdin (Actor)

Home Sweet Home 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

J'Veux Pas Que Tu T'En Ailles 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Papa 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Auberge Espagnole 2003 (Movie)

Anne-Sophie (Actor)

Parlez Moi D'Amour 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quicksand 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

South Kensington 2001 (Movie)

Susanna (Actor)

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

A New Life 1998 (Movie)

Lise (Actor)

Bimboland 1998 (Movie)

Cecile (Actor)

La Desenchantee 1998 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

The Man in the Iron Mask 1998 (Movie)

Christine Balfour (Actor)

Beaumarchais: The Scoundrel 1997 (Movie)

Marie-Antoinette (Actor)

Ridicule 1996 (Movie)

Mathilde de Bellegarde (Actor)

Grande Petite 1993 (Movie)

Benedicte (Actor)

Tango 1993 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Ferdydurke 1991 (Movie)

Zoo (Actor)

Paris at Dawn 1991 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Stormy Summer 1990 (Movie)

Laurence (Actor)

La Fille de quinze ans 1989 (Movie)

Juliette (Actor)

Sons 1989 (Movie)

Florence's Daughter (Actor)

La Meridienne 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Mendiants 1986 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

The Red and the Black (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Toutes les filles pleurent 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Toutes les filles pleurent 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Despite beginning her career as a child performer, Judith Godreche was not really well-known to US audiences until Patrice Leconte's "Ridicule" was released in 1996. The film introduced her smoky-eyed, Gallic sensuality to Americans as she essayed the role of Mathilde de Bellegarde, the impetuous proto-feminist who was not clever enough for the aristocracy that survived on barbed wit. The dark-haired beauty first appeared in films as Claudia Cardinale's daughter in "L'Ete prochain" (1982). At age 14, she left school to play her first screen lead in Benoit Jacquot's "Les Mendiants" (1986) and the following year left home for good to pursue a film and theater career. Godreche was a teenager who accompanies her boyfriend's family on vacation with coming-of-age results in "La fille de quinze ans" (1988), and reteamed with Jacquot to co-write the screenplay for and star in "La Desenchantee" (1989), portraying a teenager who encounters a variety of different men and is changed by the experiences. She then played a heroin addict who dreams of a career in TV in "Paris at Dawn" (1991) and was the troublesome half-sister in "Une nouvelle vie" (1993). She won praise for her work as a confused and maladjusted twentysomething in "Grande Petite" (1994). After her international breakthrough, Godreche returned to the stage in the Paris production of Edward Albee's award-winning "Three Tall Women" and made her English-language debut as the leading female role opposite heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1998 remake of "The Man in the Iron Mask".

Milestones

1998

Co-starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Man in the Iron Mask"

1996

Had international success as leading lady of "Ridicule"

1996

Appeared on Paris stage in production of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women"

1995

Published first novel, "Point de cote/Stitch on the Side"

1989

Co-wrote screenplay for "La Desenchantee"

1986

Had first starring role in "Les Mendiants"

1982

Made screen debut at age 10 in "L'Ete prochain"

Had lead in Sophie Marceau's directorial debut "Talk to Me About Love" (lensed 2001)

Bonus Trivia

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"I just like living day by day. I'm very positive. I'm just waiting for things to happen without expecting too much to happen." --Judith Godreche in USA TODAY, January 3, 1997.

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"This is a good way to discover a country, from the window of a limousine." --Godreche in BUZZ, December 1996-January 1997

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