Yvan Attal

French-Algerian actor and director Yvan Attal is best known in France, where he's made his home since the age of two. Born in Israel but raised on the outskirts of Paris, Attal studied acting at the renowned Cours ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1965 in Tel Aviv, IL

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Jews 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Diamond 2014 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

38 Témoins 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Do Not Disturb 2012 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Dans La Tourmente 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

R.I.F. 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rapt! 2011 (Movie)

Stanislas Graff (Actor)

Leaving 2010 (Movie)

Samuel (Actor)

All About Actresses 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Regrets 2009 (Movie)

Mathieu (Actor)

Le Candidat 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Serpent 2007 (Movie)

Vincent Mandel (Actor)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Anthony Zimmer 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happily Ever After 2005 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Tony (Andreas' Friend) (Actor)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

Philippe (Actor)

An Innocent Little Game 2004 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Bon Voyage 2004 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

It's Easier For a Camel 2004 (Movie)

Man in Garden (Actor)

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

David (Actor)

At Dawning 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

Yvan (Actor)

Le Prof 2000 (Movie)

Hippolyte (Actor)

Love ETC. 1999 (Movie)

Benoit (Actor)

Portraits Chinois 1999 (Movie)

Yves (Actor)

With or Without You 1999 (Movie)

Benoit (Actor)

Saraka Bo 1997 (Movie)

Taieb (Actor)

Delphine 1-Yvan O 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love After Love 1994 (Movie)

Romain (Actor)

Patriots 1994 (Movie)

Ariel (Actor)

In the Eyes of the World 1991 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Mauvaise Fille 1991 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

Un Monde sans pitie 1991 (Movie)

Halpern (Actor)
Director (5)

The Jews 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Do Not Disturb 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Happily Ever After 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

The Jews 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Do Not Disturb 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happily Ever After 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

A Bigger Splash 2016 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

38 Témoins 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

French-Algerian actor and director Yvan Attal is best known in France, where he's made his home since the age of two. Born in Israel but raised on the outskirts of Paris, Attal studied acting at the renowned Cours Florent drama school. While many new actors work their way through small scale television appearances and commercials before booking high profile, critically acclaimed projects, Attal's first foray into the realm of professional, big-screen acting came in the form of a supporting role in the successful independent film "Love Without Pity" (1989). The independent French drama by director Eric Rochant made major waves in the French film scene; Attal's debut feature film performance earned the 25-year-old actor a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor. Attal became a mainstay in French cinema, appearing in a number of prominent films over the coming years, such as Jacques Doillon's "Lover" (1992) and Dominique Farrugia's "Delphine 1, Yvan 0" (1996). Attal also crossed successfully into English language films ranging from Michael Winterbottom's "With Or Without You" (1999) to the American action comedy sequel "Rush Hour 3" (2007). Despite his in-demand status as an actor, Attal decided to branch out, stepping behind the camera to direct his own life partner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, in the acclaimed romantic comedy "My Wife Is an Actress" (2001). He would also go on to direct other films, including a segment for the anthology film "New York, I Love You" (2008) and the comedy "Do Not Disturb" (2012), in which he and Gainsbourg co-starred. His career as an in-demand actor continued with leading roles in the psychological drama "Son épouse" (2014), another collaboration with Gainsbourg, and the drama "Le dernier diamant" (2014) opposite Bérénice Bejo.

Relationships

Charlotte Gainsbourg Actor

Companion
Together since c. 1991

Milestones

2001

Directed his life partner Charlotte Gainsbourg in his first directorial feature, "Ma femme est une actrice."

1989

Made his film debut in "Love Without Pity," earning a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor.

Bonus Trivia

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Was born in Israel but moved with his family to France at age two.

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Dubbed Tom Cruise's voice for the French versions of several films including "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), "Vanilla Sky" (2001), and "Minority Report" (2002).

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