Charles Berling

Charles Berling

Highest Rated: 95% Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1996)

Lowest Rated: 20% Comédie de l'innocence (Comedy of Innocence) (2000)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1958

Birthplace: Not Available

Noted for his charismatic presence and his ability to immerse himself in a diverse range of roles, Charles Berling is an actor whose name garners respect and recognition in his native France. Berling first earned acclaim in the theatre, where he was a fixture for many years, before making his film debut in 1993's Salt on Our Skin. Three years later, he earned widespread acclaim for his leading role in Patrice Leconte's Ridicule, in which he starred as an 18th century nobleman who learns to play a delicate and deadly game of wit at the court of Versailles.Born on Tahiti in 1958, Berling studied acting at a Parisian drama school located on la rue Blanche and made his stage debut in 1982. He spent the next decade performing in a large variety of productions and ventured into cinema in the early 1990s. Two of his more memorable early films were Pascale Ferran's Petits Arrangements avec les Morts (1994), which cast him as an entomologist trying to come to terms with memories of his childhood, and Claude Sautet's Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (1995), in which he played Emmanuelle Béart's boring husband. With the success of Ridicule, for which he earned a Best Actor César nomination (the film won four Césars, including Best Film), Berling became better-known to film audiences and subsequently began working steadily before the camera, often appearing in romantic and/or psychological dramas. One of his rare excursions into all-out comedy was Love, Etc., a 1996 feature that cast him as a ladies' man who becomes infatuated with his best friend's wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Berling, however, has been most effectively cast as a dramatic leading man, as was most notably the case with Nettoyage à sec (1997), in which he and Miou-Miou played a husband and wife whose marriage undergoes an upheaval; Cedric Kahn's L'Ennui (1998), which featured the actor as a man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl; and Patrice Chéreau's Ceux Qui M'Aiment Prendront le Train, in which he played a gay art historian on his way to an artist's funeral. Berling received César nominations for his work in the first two films, which made him -- thanks to his first César nomination for Ridicule -- one of the few actors to be nominated for the honor three years in a row.In 2000, Berling reteamed with Béart to star in Les Destinées Sentimentales, a period drama by Olivier Assayas; that same year, he headed the cast of Scènes de crimes, a crime thriller directed by Frédéric Schoendoerferr.

Highest Rated Movies



77% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) Gilles 2020
No Score Yet Escape from Raqqa (Exfiltrés) Patrice 2019
No Score Yet A Clever Crook (Un beau voyou) Beffrois 2019
No Score Yet White As Snow (Blanche comme neige) Actor 2019
91% Black Tide (Fleuve noir) Actor 2018
63% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge Pierre Curie $0.2M 2017
No Score Yet Le Correspondant Actor 2017
91% Elle Richard Leblanc $2.4M 2016
No Score Yet Le coeur en braille Le père de Marie 2016
No Score Yet On Voulait Tout Casser Actor 2015
No Score Yet L'enquête Actor 2015
71% What's In A Name? Pierre 2013
No Score Yet 20 ans d'écart Actor 2013
No Score Yet Comme un homme Pierre Verdier 2012
No Score Yet Le reste du monde Actor 2012
No Score Yet Grabuge! Actor 2012
No Score Yet Propriété interdite (Forbidden House) Actor 2011
No Score Yet L'abolition Actor 2011
No Score Yet Vertige D'une Recontre Actor 2010
No Score Yet Vertige D'une Rencontre Actor 2010
No Score Yet Krach Georges 2010
78% Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) Boesson 2009
94% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) Frederic $1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Insoupçonnable Henri 2009
No Score Yet Cycles Actor 2008
47% The Man of My Life Hugo 2007
No Score Yet Made in Paris (Je pense a vous) Actor 2006
No Score Yet La Maison de Nina Actor 2005
94% March of the Penguins Le père $77.2M 2005
No Score Yet Agents Secrets Eugene 2005
No Score Yet I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed Actor 2005
No Score Yet Je reste! (I'm Staying!) Antoine 2003
No Score Yet The Sun Assassinated (Le Soleil Assassine) Jean Senac 2003
51% Demonlover Herve Le Millinec $39.8K 2003
No Score Yet Père et fils Actor 2003
No Score Yet How I Killed My Father Actor 2002
61% Les Destinees Jean Barnery 2002
No Score Yet Savage Souls (Les Âmes fortes) Reveillard 2002
No Score Yet Filles perdues, cheveux gras (Hypnotized & Hysterical) Arnaud 2002
No Score Yet Children's Play (Un jeu d'enfants) Actor 2001
No Score Yet A Matter of Taste Chef 2001
89% Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I) Jean-Luc 2001
No Score Yet 15 août Vincent 2001
43% Stardom Philippe Gascon 2000
73% The Bridge Matthias 2000
20% Comédie de l'innocence (Comedy of Innocence) Serge 2000
54% L' Ennui Martin 1999
No Score Yet Love, Etc. Pierre 1999
59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren Jean-Marie 1999
No Score Yet Love, Etc. Actor 1999
80% Dry Cleaning Jean-Marie Kunstler 1997
No Score Yet Les Palmes de M. Schutz Pierre 1997
No Score Yet Obsession Pierre 1997
80% Ridicule Ponceludon de Malavoy 1996
No Score Yet L'Âge des possibles Man at phone 1996
95% Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Jerome 1996
No Score Yet Just Friends Andre 1994
No Score Yet Petits Arrangements avec les Morts (Coming to Terms with the Dead) Francois 1994
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin Roger 1992


No Score Yet The Frozen Dead
Martin Servaz 2018


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