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Francois Cluzet

Francois Cluzet

A ten-time Cesar Award nominee, François Cluzet is one of France's most renowned and respected actors. Since making his feature debut in Diane Kurys' 1980 COCKTAIL MOLOTOV, he has worked with many of Europe's most distinguished filmmakers. In the U.S., he is best known as the star of the hit mystery Guillaume Canet's TELL NO ONE (NE LE DIS À PERSONNE), which garnered him a 2007 César Award for Best Actor. His recent films include Canet's LITTLE WHITE LIES (LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS), Emmanuel Mouret's THE ART OF LOVE (L'ART D'AIMER), Saphia Azzeddine's MY FATHER IS A HOUSEWIFE (MON PÈRE EST FEMME DE MENAGE), Christophe Blanc's WHITE SNOW (BLANC COMME NEIGE), Philippe Godeau's ONE FOR THE ROAD ( LE DERNIER POUR LA ROUTE) and Xavier Giannoli's IN THE BEGINNING (A L'ORIGINE). Other noteworthy credits include Raul Ruiz's THE LOST DOMAIN ; Samuel Benchetrit's JANIS AND JOHN ; Olivier Assayas's LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER ; Nicole Garcia's THE ADVERSARY; Jean-Paul Rappeneau's THE HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF ; Robert Altman's PRÊT À PORTER ; Agnieszka Holland's OLIVIER, OLIVIER ; Bertrand Blier's TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU ; Claire Denis's CHOCOLAT ; Bertrand Tavernier's ROUND MIDNIGHT ; Jean Becker's ONE DEADLY SUMMER ; and Diane Kurys's ENTRE NOUS. Cluzet worked several times with lauded filmmaker Claude Chabrol, starring in THE SWINDLE, HELL, STORY OF WOMEN, THE HATTER'S GHOST, and THE HORSE OF PRIDE. At the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival, Cluzet and Omar Sy shared the Best Actor Award for their performances in THE INTOUCHABLES.

On television, Cluzet starred in the 2002 series La famille Guérin and appeared in the series Venus and Apollo"; he also starred in several television films, including UN MOIS À NOUS and LES ENFANTS DU PRINTEMPS. Born in Paris, Cluzet began his career in theatre, making his stage debut in 1976.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2013.

Francois Cluzet Facts

BirthdaySeptember 21, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceParis, France

Selected Filmography

The Swindle
Little White Lies
Tell No One
French Kiss
Round Midnight
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