Mathieu Amalric

Actor, Director, Writer
Magnetic, intense French actor Mathieu Amalric made his film debut in the 1980s, but achieved greater fame almost a decade later with appearances in features by Steven Spielberg, Julien Temple and Sofia Coppola. In his ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1965 in France

Filmography

Actor (63)

Belles Familles 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse 2015 (Movie)

Paul (adult) (Actor)

A Man, A Real One 2014 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

Arrête ou je continue 2014 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Bird People 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Jimmy P. 2014 (Movie)

Georges Devereux (Actor)

LuLu 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blue Room 2014 (Movie)

Julien Gahyde (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Serge X (Actor)

Venus in Fur 2014 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

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

Mathieu Amalric / M. Henri (Actor)

Amour Crime Parfait 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Camille Redouble 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chicken with Plums 2012 (Movie)

Nasser-Ali (Actor)

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

Andre Petrescu (Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

Marbot (Actor)

The Rabbi's Cat 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Rest of the World 2012 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Silence of Joan 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sinkholes 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One 2010 (Movie)

Francois Besse (Actor)

Wild Grass 2010 (Movie)

Bernard de Bordeaux (Actor)

Bancs publics 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Being Jewish in France 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Face 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les derniers jours du monde 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tournee 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

57,000 Kilometers Between Us 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Christmas Tale 2008 (Movie)

Henri, their middle child (Actor)

A Secret 2008 (Movie)

37-year-old Francois (Actor)

De la guerre 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartbeat Detector 2008 (Movie)

Simon Kessler (Actor)

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Dominic Greene (Actor)

Actrices 2007 (Movie)

Denis (Actor)

Captain Ahab 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Histoire de Richard O. 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Michou D'Auber 2007 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

Jean-Dominique Bauby (Actor)

A Curtain Raiser 2006 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

La Moustache 2006 (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Le Grand Appartement 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

Man at Masked Ball (Actor)

Quand J'Etais Chanteur 2006 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kings and Queen 2005 (Movie)

Ismael (Actor)

Les Signes 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

A Sight for Sore Eyes 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Children Are Different 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Amour d'enfance 2001 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Alice and Martin 2000 (Movie)

Benjamin Sauvagnac (Actor)

La Breche de Roland 2000 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

La Fausse suivante 2000 (Movie)

Lelio (Actor)

Late August, Early September 1999 (Movie)

Gabriel Deshays (Actor)

Three Bridges Over the River 1999 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Genealogies d'un crime 1998 (Movie)

Yves (Actor)

L' Interview 1998 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

Zaide 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Diary of a Seducer 1997 (Movie)

Sebastien (Actor)

Les Favoris de la Lune 1984 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

L' Affaire Marcorelle 1949 (Movie)

Fourcade (Actor)
Director (5)

The Blue Room 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Tournee 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Stade de Wimbledon 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Stade de Wimbledon 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Screen Illusion (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Tournee 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Stade de Wimbledon 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Magnetic, intense French actor Mathieu Amalric made his film debut in the 1980s, but achieved greater fame almost a decade later with appearances in features by Steven Spielberg, Julien Temple and Sofia Coppola. In his native country, Amalric was best known for his three collaborations with director Arnaud Desplechin, who gave him his first notable role in 1997's "Ma Vie Sexuelle." The acclaim surrounding Amalric's work with Desplechin led to other notable performances in European films, as well as a second career as a film director. Amalric's profile rose to global proportions after his moving turn as a paraplegic in Temple's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). His decision to play the villain in "Quantum of Solace" (2008), the second James Bond picture with Daniel Craig, raised eyebrows among his arthouse following, but he soon laid their fears to rest by reuniting with Desplechin for "A Christmas Tale" (2008). The dichotomy of the two projects proved that Amalric was a performer whose passion lay less with stardom than with the quality of the project at hand.

Relationships

Jacques Amalric

Father
Worked as a foreign affairs editor for the French daily newspapers Le Monde and Libération

Jeanne Balibar Actor

Wife
No longer together mother of his two children

Nicole Zand

Mother
Born in Poland to Jewish parents moved to France before World War II she originates from the same village as director Roman Polanski's family works as a literary critic for the French daily newspaper Le Monde

Milestones

2008

Cast as the villain in the Marc Forster directed James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace"; starring Daniel Craig as Bond

2007

Helmed the documentary short "Let Them Grow Up Here"

2007

Garnered international recognition as paralyzed fashion editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in the Oscar-nominated "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

2005

Cast by director Steven Spielberg in the thriller "Munich" opposite Eric Bana and Daniel Craig

2004

Offered an award-winning turn in the critically acclaimed drama "Kings & Queen"

2003

Wrote and directed "La Chose publique (Public Affairs)"

2001

Directed debut feature, "Wimbledon Stage"

1998

Appeared opposite Juliette Binoche in the art-house hit "Alice and Martin"

1998

Starred in the French film "Late August, Early September" directed by Olivier Assayas

1996

First substantive role was as a notorious lothario in "Diary of a Seducer"

1996

First gained fame in the film "Ma Vie Sexuelle (My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument)"

1990

Directed first short film, "Sans rires"

1984

First acting role was a small part in the French drama "Favourites of the Moon"

Started in movies when he was 17 as a trainee [assistant director] and an assistant editor

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