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Audrey Tautou

Lowest Rated:   24% God Is Great and I'm Not (2002)
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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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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Christmas & Co (Santa & Cie)
  • Actor
2017
87% Phantom Boy
  • Mary
$31.5k 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil)
  • Marie-Thérèse
$58k 2016
61% The Odyssey (L'odyssée)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Eternity (Eternité)
  • Valentine
2016
62% L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo)
  • Chloe
2014
76% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)
  • Martine
2014
49% Thérèse
  • Therese
$52.9k 2013
64% La délicatesse (Delicacy)
  • Nathalie
2012
No Score Yet Des vents contraires
  • Sarah
2012
No Score Yet Full Treatment (De Vrais Mensonges)
  • Émilie Dandrieux
2011
38% 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
25% The Da Vinci Code
  • Sophie Neveu
$217.6M 2006
72% Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes)
  • Martine
2006
79% A Very Long Engagement
  • Mathilde
$6.2M 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
77% L'Auberge Espagnole
  • Martine
$3.8M 2003
24% God Is Great and I'm Not
  • Michèle
2002
73% 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
60% 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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