Julien Rassam

Actor, Director
The son of famed French director Claude Berri and nephew of producers Jean-Pierre Rassam and Paul Rassam, Julien Rassam trained as a filmmaker at New York University with the expectation of both directing and acting ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1968 in France

Filmography

Actor (5)

Le Poulpe 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Headless Chicken 1996 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

The Accompanist 1993 (Movie)

Benoit Weizman (Actor)

Albert Suffers 1992 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Biography

The son of famed French director Claude Berri and nephew of producers Jean-Pierre Rassam and Paul Rassam, Julien Rassam trained as a filmmaker at New York University with the expectation of both directing and acting. (He directed the 1991 short "Jour de Colere.") The dark-haired, charismatic actor is perhaps best known to American audiences for his portrayal of the youngest of the murderous brothers in Patrice Chereau's "Queen Margot/La Reine Margot" (1994), the celebrated French film about the events leading to the St. Bartholomew Day massacre. Rassam made his feature film debut in the title role of a ne'er-do-well who insinuates himself into his friends' lives in Bruno Nuytten's "Albert Suffers" (1992). He followed with small roles in Claude Miller's "The Accompanist" and Laetitia Masson's "Nulle part" (both 1992) and played the leading role of angst-driven teen in Chantal Akerman's "Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 1960s in Brussels" (1994). In 1997, Rassam made his first English-language film, the horror sequel "An American Werewolf in Paris."

Relationships

Claude Berri

Father
divorced from Rassam's mother

Thomas Berri

Brother
younger born c. 1972

Darius Berri

Half-Brother
born c. 1987

Anne-Marie Rassam

Mother
divorced from Rassam's father

Jean-Pierre Rassam

Uncle
died in 1985

Paul Rassam

Uncle

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York

Milestones

1997

First English-speaking role in "An American Werewolf in Paris"

1994

Co-starred in "Queen Margot"

1991

Feature film debut, the title role in Bruno Nuytten's "Albert Souffre/Albert Suffers"

1991

Directed the short film "Jour de Colere"

Was second assistant director to Patrice Chereau on a stage production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet"

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