Olivier Martinez

Actor
Handsome French actor Olivier Martinez was as known for his romantic affairs off the screen as his roles on screen. After studying his craft at France's National Drama Academy, the young actor quickly made a name for ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1966 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (26)

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Bullfighter 2014 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Revenge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Goose 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Physician 2014 (Movie)

Shah Ala ad-Daula (Actor)

Dark Tide 2012 (Movie)

Jeff Le Grange (Actor)

Blood and Chocolate 2007 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

L' Empire des loups 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taking Lives 2004 (Movie)

Joseph Paquette (Actor)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

Alex Montel (Actor)

Semana Santa 2002 (Movie)

Quemada (Actor)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Paul Martel (Actor)

Before Night Falls 2000 (Movie)

Lazaro Gomez Carriles (Actor)

Toreros 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Ciudad de los Prodigios 1998 (Movie)

Onofre Bouvila (Actor)

La Taule 1998 (Movie)

The Mute (Actor)

The Chambermaid on the Titanic 1998 (Movie)

Horty (Actor)

Mon Homme 1997 (Movie)

Jean-Francois (Actor)

The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

Angelo Pardi (Actor)

1, 2, 3 Soleil 1993 (Movie)

Little Paul (Actor)

IP5 1992 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Plein Fer 1990 (Movie)

Pascal (Actor)

Let's Do It (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Handsome French actor Olivier Martinez was as known for his romantic affairs off the screen as his roles on screen. After studying his craft at France's National Drama Academy, the young actor quickly made a name for himself in such French productions as "Un, deux, tres, soleil" (1993), which earned him a Cesar Award. Martinez reached new heights of fame with his appearance in "Hussard sur le toit, Le" (1995) opposite Julian Binoche, with whom he began a highly publicized three-year romantic affair. It would be only the first of many high-profile relationships with beautiful actresses for the young actor. In America, Martinez won considerable praise for his role in Julian Schnabel's biographical drama "Before Night Falls" (2000) and steamed up the screen with Diane Lane in the erotic suspense tale "Unfaithful" (2002), with the latter film making him a star stateside. Following a failed romance with singer Kylie Minogue, he appeared in further mainstream efforts like "S.W.A.T." (2003) and "Taking Lives" (2004), however, failed to elevate the actor's box office cache. After a period of relative inactivity, Martinez returned to theaters with "Dark Tide" (2012), although it was his romance with co-star Halle Berry that garnered the lion's share of attention from the press - particularly his part in a nasty custody battle between Berry and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. Although a respected actor in his home country and a proven commodity in Hollywood, Martinez's personal life continually threatened to eclipse the drama he created on film.

Relationships

Halle Berry Actor

Wife
Met on the set of "Dark Tide" (2011) Martinez announced their engagement in March 2012 Berry and Martinez were wed in July 2013 The couple's son, Maceo, was born on October 5, 2013

Juliette Binoche Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Horseman on the Roof" (1995) Dated from 1994-97

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Vincent Martinez Actor

Brother

Maceo Martinez

Son

Kylie Minogue Actor

Companion
Began dating in March 2003 Split in January 2007

Michelle Rodriguez Actor

Companion
Acted together in "S.W.A.T." (2003) Reportedly had a fling in 2003 while Martinez was dating Kylie Minogue Once again seen together in early 2007 No longer together

Mira Sorvino Actor

Companion
Dated from 1998-2003 No longer together as of February 2003

EDUCATION

Ecole Florent

Paris

Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique

Paris

Milestones

2007

Cast in director Katja von Garnier's "Blood & Chocolate," a feature adaptation of the young adult novel by Annette Curtis Klause

2004

Cast as opposite Diane Lane in "Unfaithful"; plays a man who has an adulterous affair with Lane's character

2004

Played a Detective opposite Angelina Jolie in "Taking Lives"

2003

Starred with Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell in "S.W.A.T."

2002

Cast opposite Helen Mirren in the Showtime remake of "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"

2000

Co-starred as writer Lazaro Gomez Carriles in "Before Night Falls", Julian Schnabel's film version of the memoirs of Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas

1997

Played male lead in "The Chambermaid on the Titanic"

1996

Had first American release with "The Horseman on the Roof"

1992

Starred in "1,2,3 Soleil"

1991

Won critical notice with role in "IP5"

1990

Co-starred in "Plein fer"

Bonus Trivia

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"My father and grandfather were both garage owners, so I broke the family tradition in a big way. They were shocked." --Olivier Martinez in Empire, February 1996.

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"You know, the beginning is when the director says 'Action!' and the end is when he shouts 'Cut!' That's it. After that it's interviews and promotion, but the important thing happens between these two parts. Nothing else really matters to me." --Martinez in Empire, February 1996.

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"...I love it when people are nice. I don't care if they are hypocrites or what-as long as they're nice and smile when they see me, I'm happy. It puts me in a good mood. When people recognize you, generally it's a good sign if you're an actor..."-Martinez on being treated differently since he made "Unfaithful" Interview November 2002

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"It's really embarrassing to me that all of a sudden I'm supposed to be this new sex symbol. My family can't stop laughing themselves silly about it."---Martinez Glamour November 27, 2003

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