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Charles Berling

Highest Rated:   95% Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1996)
Lowest Rated:   43% Stardom (2000)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% Elle
  • Richard Leblanc
$2.4M 2016
No Score Yet Marie Curie
  • Pierre Curie
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
75% What's In A Name?
  • Pierre
2013
No Score Yet 20 ans d'écart
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Le reste du monde
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Grabuge!
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Comme un homme
  • Pierre Verdier
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
77% Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos)
  • Boesson
2009
93% 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 Savage Soul
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Je reste! (I'm Staying!)
  • Antoine
2003
No Score Yet The Sun Assassinated (Le Soleil Assassine)
  • Jean Senac
2003
49% 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 Âmes fortes, Les, (Savage Souls)
  • 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
No Score Yet 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
78% 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

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