Melvil Poupaud

Multifaceted Parisian actor Melvil Poupaud may be unfamiliar to most American audiences, but with an extensive career in French cinema under his belt, Poupaud's is a face worth knowing. Named after legendary "Moby-Dick" ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1973

Filmography

Actor (51)

In Bed with Victoria 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

By the Sea 2015 (Movie)

François (Actor)

Fidelio (L'odyssée d'Alice) 2015 (Movie)

Gaël (Actor)

Fou d'amour 2015 (Movie)

Le curé (Actor)

Le grand jeu 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Laurence Anyways 2013 (Movie)

Laurence (Actor)

Love and Virtue 2013 (Movie)

Astolfo (Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

Marshal Andre Massena (Actor)

Mysteries of Lisbon 2011 (Movie)

Ernesto Lacroze (Actor)

44 Inch Chest 2010 (Movie)

Loverboy (Actor)

Hideaway 2010 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

L' Autre Monde 2010 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

Lucky Luke 2009 (Movie)

Jesse James (Actor)

The Broken 2009 (Movie)

Stefan Chambers (Actor)

The Edge 2009 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

A Christmas Tale 2008 (Movie)

Ivan, their youngest child (Actor)

Crime is Our Business 2008 (Movie)

Roderick Son (Actor)

Female Agents 2008 (Movie)

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Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

Johnny "Goodboy" Jones (Actor)

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

Towards Zero 2007 (Movie)

Guillaume (Actor)

Un Homme Perdu 2007 (Movie)

Thomas Kore (Actor)

Time To Leave 2006 (Movie)

Romain (Actor)

Eros Therapy 2003 (Movie)

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Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Charles-Henri de Persand (Actor)

Les Sentiments 2003 (Movie)

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Reines d'un jour 2001 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

A Raiz do coracao 2000 (Movie)

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Combat d'amour en songe 2000 (Movie)

Paul--Mariani's Son (Actor)

La Chambre obscure 2000 (Movie)

Count Bertrand de Roussillon (Actor)

Time Regained 2000 (Movie)

Prince de Foix (Actor)

Genealogies d'un crime 1998 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

Les Kidnappeurs 1998 (Movie)

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Diary of a Seducer 1997 (Movie)

Gregoire Moreau (Actor)

Souvenir 1997 (Movie)

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A Summer's Tale 1996 (Movie)

Gaspard (Actor)

Shooting Star 1996 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Innocent Lies 1995 (Movie)

Louis Bernard (Actor)

Those Were the Days 1995 (Movie)

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3000 Scenarios contre un virus 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fado, Majeur et Mineur 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

There's Nothing Special About Normal People 1993 (Movie)

Germain (Actor)

The Lover 1992 (Movie)

Younger Brother (Actor)

Archipel 1991 (Movie)

Michel Riviere (Actor)

Treasure Island 1990 (Movie)

Jonathan/Jim Hawkins (Actor)

La Fille de quinze ans 1989 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Dans un Miroir 1985 (Movie)

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Richard III 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Eveille du Pont d'Alma 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Ville des Pirates 1982 (Movie)

Malo (Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Beaches of Agnes 2009 (Movie)

(Photography)

Biography

Multifaceted Parisian actor Melvil Poupaud may be unfamiliar to most American audiences, but with an extensive career in French cinema under his belt, Poupaud's is a face worth knowing. Named after legendary "Moby-Dick" author Herman Melville by his mother, producer and writer Chantal Poupaud, Melvil began making amateur films in his bedroom at the age of 10. The same year, the young talent exploded onto the European acting scene, playing "l'enfant" ("child") in the surreal 1983 drama "City of Pirates," directed by inventive filmmaker Raoul Ruiz. Their relationship awoke a creative voracity in Poupaud, which saw him participating in as many as five films a year at his peak. Among the highlights of his performances was his naturalistic portrayal of Thomas, a teenage boy caught between a friend and his father in 1989's understated drama "The 15 Year Old Girl." The role landed Poupaud the first of two César award nominations for Most Promising Actor. His film career continued to expand. He starred opposite Naomi Watts in the bitter romantic comedy "Le Divorce," and has since been featured in major motion pictures like 2009's British gangster flick "44 Inch Chest" and the Wachowski siblings' colorful adaptation of the cult cartoon "Speed Racer," in which he played bit character Johnny "Goodboy" Jones. Poupaud is also known for his accomplished work as a musician. He and his brother Yarol Poupaud make up the rock group MUD. In 2002, Melvil released a solo album called "Simple Appareil."

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