Audrey Tautou

Lowest Rated: 24% The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Birthday: Aug 9, 1978
Birthplace: Beaumont, France
Earning effusive comparisons to another Audrey, sylph-like French actress Audrey Tautou became an international star with her performance as the eponymous do-gooder in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's romantic fable Amélie (2001).Born in Beaumont, France, on August 9th, 1978, Tautou's childhood interest in monkeys led to plans to become a primatologist, but she found her true calling when she began to study acting in school. After graduation, Tautou found roles on French TV, and earned Canal+'s prize in 1999 for Best Newcomer. Moving to films, Tautou quickly made a mark with her performance as Natalie Baye's young co-worker in Venus Beauty Institute (1999) and earned the César for Best New Actress. While Tautou worked steadily, playing a supporting role in the ribald Denis Diderot biopic Le Libertin (2000) and leads in Voyous Voyelle (2000) and Happenstance (2000), her appearance in Venus Beauty Institute proved to be even more pivotal beyond her César. After original choice Emily Watson bowed out, Jeunet was disconsolate about finding the right Amélie until he saw Tautou on the Venus Beauty Institute poster. Perfectly merging Tautou's elfin mien with the title character's impish ruses for bringing happiness to everyone around her, Amélie became a record-breaking sensation in France, with Tautou hailed as the heiress to Audrey Hepburn's inimitable charm. An art house success in America, Amélie garnered more praise for Tautou and a berth as one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year. While she attempted to heed Jeunet's negative experience with Alien Resurrection (1997) and refused for years to cash in with a Hollywood blockbuster, the shakily bilingual Tautou subsequently took on her first English-language role in Stephen Frears' acclaimed thriller Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and finally succumbed to the lure of La-La-Land in 2006 when she starred opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's hotly anticipated The DaVinci Code. Though The Da Vinci Code failed to earn much in the way of critical respect, Tautau's role of the legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel in the 2009 biopic Coco Before Chanel was received extremely well.

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71% The Trouble with You (En liberté!) Agnès 2018
No Score Yet Christmas & Co (Santa & Cie) Actor 2017
88% Phantom Boy Mary $31.5K 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) Marie-Thérèse $58K 2016
63% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) Actor 2016
No Score Yet Eternity (Eternité) Valentine 2016
61% L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) Chloe 2014
78% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) Martine 2014
51% Thérèse Therese $52.9K 2013
62% La délicatesse (Delicacy) Nathalie 2012
No Score Yet Des vents contraires Sarah 2012
No Score Yet Full Treatment (De Vrais Mensonges) Émilie Dandrieux 2011
36% Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) Émilie Dandrieux $0.2M 2010
63% Coco Before Chanel Gabrielle Chanel $6M 2009
100% Ensemble, c'est tout (Hunting and Gathering) Camille 2007
81% Priceless Irène $2.1M 2006
24% The Da Vinci Code Sophie Neveu $217.6M 2006
72% Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) Martine 2006
78% A Very Long Engagement Mathilde $6.3M 2004
75% Not on the Lips Actor 2004
No Score Yet Nowhere to Go But Up Actor 2003
94% Dirty Pretty Things Senay $8M 2003
No Score Yet Les Marins perdus (Lost Seamen) Lalla 2003
76% L'Auberge Espagnole Martine $3.8M 2003
25% God Is Great and I'm Not Michèle 2002
71% He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Angélique $0.4M 2002
89% Amélie Amélie Poulain 2001
No Score Yet Le Libertin Julie d'Holbach 2001
64% Happenstance Irene 2000
59% Venus Beauty Institute Marie 2000
No Score Yet Épouse-moi (Marry Me) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Pretty Devils Actor 2000
No Score Yet Triste à mourir Actor 1999
No Score Yet Le Boiteux: Baby Blues Actor 1999

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