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François Cluzet

François Cluzet

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1955-09-21 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Paris, France

75 Movies · 5 TV shows

Biography

François Cluzet (born 21 September 1955) is a French film and theatre actor. In 2007, Cluzet won a French César Award after starring as a doctor suspected of double homicide in thriller Tell No One (original title Ne le dis à personne). Cluzet may be best known for his role as Philippe in the international hit film The Intouchables (2011).

Career

Cluzet grew up in Paris, and made his stage debut in 1976. Three years later, he made his premiere appearance on the big screen in Cocktail Molotov with Diane Kurys. A year later, Cluzet appeared in acclaimed family drama Cheval d'orgueil directed by Claude Chabrol. The two reunited in 1982 for Les Fantômes du chapelier. In 1983, Cluzet acted in L'Été meurtrier with Jean Becker. He was nominated for a César Award for best supporting role of the year, in the same year he made a list for best new male for film Vive la sociale. Cluzet next collaborated with a number of major name French directors, all of whom had a predilection towards dramatic works: reuniting with Diane Kurys in 1983 for Coup de foudre, reuniting with Bertrand Tavernier (to co-star in jazz film Round Midnight in 1985), Tony Gatlif (Rue du départ, 1985), Claire Denis (Chocolat, 1987), Pierre Jolivet (Force majeure, 1988, and one new César nomination for best second male role), Bertrand Blier (Trop belle pour toi, 1989) and again Robert Enrico (La Révolution française). Next, the actor worked with Claude Chabrol to play a husband tortured by jealousy in L'Enfer (1994) after having filmed with Chabrol in 1988 for Une affaire de femmes. In 1994, Cluzet tried international cinema, acting in ensemble movie Prêt-à-Porter for director Robert Altman and romance French Kiss with Lawrence Kasdan. He returned to French cinema and comedy in 1995 with Les Apprentis (César nomination for best actor) and Enfants de salaud with Tonie Marshall, following a new Claude Chabrol: Rien ne va plus in 1997. Cluzet has often portrayed a role of the tormented writer: Fin août, début septembre with Olivier Assayas, L'Examen de minuit (1998), and Je suis un assassin (2004). He played the double of John Lennon in Janis et John (2003) and an animator of teleshopping in France Boutique (2004). In 2005, he played in Le Domaine perdu with Raoul Ruiz. The film portrayed the 1973 coup d'état in Chile. The year 2006 was big for Cluzet with his Quatre étoiles role of an over-the-hill F1 champion, touching and naive, paralysed with love for Isabelle Carré, but his starring role as a doctor suspected of double homicide in thriller Tell No One was seen by a wider international audience. For this role, he received the 2007 César for best actor. Cluzet's biggest international hit to date is Intouchables (known in most English-speaking territories as The Intouchables). Based on a true story, the film chronicles the friendship between a wealthy quadraplegic (Cluzet) and a young caregiver who has been recently released from jail. In March 2012, The Intouchables became the highest-grossing non-English language film yet released (not accounting for inflation).

Personal Life

Cluzet has a son, Paul (son of the late actress Marie Trintignant), as well as three other children: Blanche, Joseph, and Marguerite.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 Movies

2019.

1 Movie

2018.

4 Movies

2017.

2 Movies

2016.

2 Movies

2015.

2 Movies

2014.

2 Movies

2013.

2 Movies

2012.

1 Movie

2011.

4 Movies

2010.

2 Movies

2009.

2 Movies

2008.

2 Movies

2007.

3 Movies

2006.

1 Movie

2005.

3 Movies

2004.

1 Movie

2003.

4 Movies

2002.

1 Movie

2000.

1 TV show

1999.

1 Movie

1998.

2 Movies

1997.

2 Movies

1996.

2 Movies

1995.

3 Movies

1994.

3 Movies

1992.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

1990.

1 TV show

1989.

5 Movies

1988.

2 Movies

1987.

1 Movie

1986.

2 Movies

1985.

2 Movies

1984.

1 Movie

1983.

2 Movies

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1980.

2 Movies

1979.

1 TV show
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