Vincent Cassel

Actor
Often compared to a young Robert De Niro or Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor Vincent Cassel earned acclaim for his intense portrayals of men struggling to contain the violence that seethed within them. The son of ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1966 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (52)

Beauty and the Beast 2016 (Movie)

La Bête/Le Prince (Actor)

It's Only The End Of The World 2016 (Movie)

Antoine (Actor)

Jason Bourne 2016 (Movie)

Asset (Actor)

My King 2016 (Movie)

Georgio Milevski (Actor)

Rio, I Love You 2016 (Movie)

Zé (Actor)

Tale of Tales 2016 (Movie)

King of Roccaforte (Actor)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

Major Kuzmin (Actor)

One Wild Moment 2015 (Movie)

Laurent (Actor)

Partisan 2015 (Movie)

Gregori (Actor)

The Pretender 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cross 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blueberry 2013 (Movie)

Mike Blueberry (Actor)

Our Day Will Come 2013 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

The Monk 2013 (Movie)

Capucin Ambrosio (Actor)

Trance 2013 (Movie)

Franck (Actor)

A Dangerous Method 2011 (Movie)

Otto Gross (Actor)

Black Swan 2010 (Movie)

Thomas Leroy/the Gentleman (Actor)

Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2010 (Movie)

Jacques Mesrine (Actor)

Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One 2010 (Movie)

Jacques Mesrine (Actor)

Round Da Way 2009 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

À Deriva 2009 (Movie)

Matias (Actor)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

Kirill (Actor)

His Majesty Minor 2007 (Movie)

Pan (Actor)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

François Toulour (Actor)

Sheitan 2006 (Movie)

Joseph / Joseph's Wife (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

LaRoche (Actor)

Agents Secrets 2004 (Movie)

Georges Brisseau (Actor)

Las Rivieres Pourpres 2: Les Anges de L'Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

Max Kerkerian (Actor)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Francois Toulour (Actor)

The Reckoning 2004 (Movie)

Lord de Guise (Actor)

Irreversible 2003 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Renegade 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Birthday Girl 2002 (Movie)

Alexei (Actor)

Brotherhood of the Wolf 2002 (Movie)

Jean-Francois de Morangias (Actor)

Read My Lips 2002 (Movie)

Paul Angeli (Actor)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

Monsieur Hood (Voice)

The Crimson Rivers 2001 (Movie)

Max Kerkerian (Actor)

Guest House Paradiso 2000 (Movie)

Gino Bolognese (Actor)

Mediterranees 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc 1999 (Movie)

Gilles de Rais (Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Duc d'Anjou (Actor)

Le Plaisir 1998 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Doberman 1997 (Movie)

Yann LePentrec 'Le Dobermann' (Actor)

Hate 1996 (Movie)

Vinz (Actor)

L' Appartement 1996 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Adultery (A User's Guide) 1995 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Come mi Vuoi 1995 (Movie)

Pasquale (Actor)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

Camille Desmoulins (Actor)

L' Eleve 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cafe au Lait 1994 (Movie)

Max--Felix's Brother (Actor)

Femmes 1994 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Hot Chocolate 1992 (Movie)

Dede (Actor)
Producer (3)

Our Day Will Come 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Our Day Will Come 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sheitan 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Often compared to a young Robert De Niro or Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor Vincent Cassel earned acclaim for his intense portrayals of men struggling to contain the violence that seethed within them. The son of successful film actor Jean-Pierre Cassel, Vincent ignored his father's advice and pursued a career in acting. Early breakout performances in such films as "La Haine" (1995) and "L'Apartement" (1996) made him a rising star in French cinema. While bloody actioners like "Dobermann" (1997) positioned Cassel as a popular genre star in Europe, he was more often seen as a full-fledged villain by American audiences in international hits like "Brotherhood of the Wolf" (2001). Never one to shy away from the risqué, Cassel and wife Monica Bellucci co-starred in one of the most controversial films of the decade, "Irreversible" (2003), a profoundly disturbing drama of rape, revenge and guilt. In the States, however, he was mostly seen in less gut-wrenching fare like "Ocean's 12" (2004) until director David Cronenberg turned him loose as a volatile gangster in the acclaimed crime-drama "Eastern Promises" (2007). His biggest hits were still to come on both shores, when the two-part crime epic "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" (2008) and "Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1" (2008) won Cassel a coveted César Award and director Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" (2010) gave him his broadest stateside exposure to date. As one of the most respected international stars of his day, Cassel enjoyed a truly remarkable film career both at home and abroad.

Relationships

Olivia

Sister

Monica Bellucci Actor

Wife
Co-starred in "L'Appartement" (1996) and highly controversial French film "Irréversible" (2002) Married Aug. 3, 1999

Léonie Cassel

Daughter
Born May 21, 2010; mother, Monica Bellucci

Deva Cassel

Daughter
Born Sept. 12, 2004; mother, Monica Bellucci

Jean-Pierre Cassel Actor

Father
Born Oct. 27, 1932; famous for his roles in late 1950s, early 1960s comedies directed by Phillippe De Broca; also starred in English-language films such as "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) and Oscar-winning film "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) Died April 19, 2007 in Paris, France

Cecile Cassel Actor

Half-Sister
Born June 25, 1982

Matthias Cassel

Brother
Member of rap group Assassin

Sabine Litique

Mother

Milestones

2015

Played the charismatic leader of a cloistered community in "Partisan."

2015

Starred in the romantic comedy "One Wild Moment."

2013

Appeared opposite James McAvoy in the Danny Boyle drama-thriller "Trance."

2011

Co-starred with Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's historical film about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, "A Dangerous Method."

2010

Co-starred with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in Darren Aronofsky's award winning psychological thriller "Black Swan."

2008

Portrayed real-life French gangster Jacques Mesrine in Jean-Francois Richet's "Mesrine."

2007

Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in director David Cronenberg's critically acclaimed crime drama "Eastern Promises."

2006

Played a shepherd who carries out satanic rituals in "Sheitan."

2004

Joined the original cast of "Ocean's Eleven" to star in Steven Soderbergh's sequel "Ocean's Twelve."

2002

Re-teamed with Belluci in Gaspar Noe's highly controversial "Irreversible."

2001

Provided the voice of Monsieur Hood in the animated film "Shrek."

2001

Appeared in the critically acclaimed period horror film "Le Pacte des loups/The Brotherhood of the Wolf."

2001

Supported Nicole Kidman in the film "Birthday Girl," which also featured Kassovitz.

2000

Re-teamed with Kassovitz to play a detective investigating a crime in "The Crimson Rivers."

1999

Had a featured role in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" in which Kassovitz also had supporting role.

1998

Played a French suitor to the Queen of England in the historical biopic "Elizabeth."

1997

Played the title role in the film "Dobermann."

1996

Landed his breakthrough screen role in "L'Appartement," co-starring his future wife Monica Bellucci.

1995

Re-teamed with Kassovitz for the film "Le Haine/Hate."

1995

Played a memorable supporting role in "Jefferson in Paris."

1993

Made his first collaboration with filmmaker Matthieu Kassovitz, "Metisse/Cafe-au-lait."

1991

Appeared in his first film, "Les Cles du Paris."

Bonus Trivia

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Dubbed Hugh Grant's voice for the French version of "Four Weddings and a Funeral."

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Learned to speak conversational Russian for his role in the film "Eastern Promises."

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Drank two 1,500-calorie milkshakes a day in order to gain weight for his role in "Mesrine."

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Rides a Piaggio MP3 scooter.

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Has intensely studied ballet, tap, jazz dance, and kung fu in order to aid his physical abilities as an actor.

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"I do think villains are more interesting. Most of the time, they're more fun to play. They're far more true to life than really good people. I don't see all these really good people in real life. People are much more complex. The good guys are always more boring." - from The Guardian, Dec. 11, 2010

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