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Charlotte Gainsbourg

Highest Rated:   100% The Cement Garden (1992)
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Birthplace:   London, England
One of the more compelling French actresses of her generation, Charlotte Gainsbourg initially made her screen name parlaying wayward adolescence into an understated art form. Tall, long-necked, and elegantly gawky, Gainsbourg first impressed critics and audiences with her portrayal of the naive but rebellious protagonist of L'Effrontée (1985), earning a César for Most Promising Young Actress.The daughter of French singer/songwriter/occasional actor and director Serge Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg was born into substantial celebrity in London on July 22, 1971. Initially keen on being either an artist or a surgeon, she made her film debut playing Catherine Deneuve's daughter in the 1984 Paroles et Musique. That same year, she courted notoriety when she starred alongside her ever-irascible father in his controversial "Lemon Incest" music video, which featured the two cuddling on a bed surrounded by feathers. More salubrious attention came the young actress' way the following year, when she earned a César for her performance in Claude Miller's L'Effrontée.After another stint acting alongside her father in his poorly received Charlotte Forever (1986), Gainsbourg again collaborated with director Miller for La Petite Voleuse (1988), portraying a sullen teenager experimenting with sex and various illegal pursuits. She reprised her rebellious teen role for Merci La Vie (1991), a black comedy that cast her and Anouk Grinberg as two young women on a rampage against men and just about whomever else crosses their path. Gainsbourg got an opportunity to broaden her range with Jacques Doillon's Amoureuse (1992), an ensemble piece about a group of young women who come together to discuss life and love, and her uncle Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden (1994), a drama about extreme familial dysfunction that was the actress' first English language outing.Gainsbourg made her second English film in 1996, starring as the eponymous heroine of Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Although the film, which also starred William Hurt, received very mixed reviews, it did succeed in introducing Gainsbourg to a wider international audience. She further enhanced her good reputation when she won her second César -- this time for Best Supporting Actress -- in 2000 for her work in La Bûche (1999), a comedy that cast her as an ambitious businesswoman who takes up with a mysterious man lodging at her father's house.Gainsbourg remained busy throughout the mid-2000s and enjoyed success as a supporting actress in several highly acclaimed films (21 Grams, The Science of Sleep, Happily Ever After, and Lemming, to name a few). In 2006 she acted and directed the historical drama Golden Door, and co-starred in the award-winning drama The City of Your Final Destination in 2008. The actress portrayed a stay-at-home mother in The Tree (2010), a poignant psychological drama from director Julie Bertucelli, and took on yet another supporting role in 2011's Melancholia.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Snowman
  • Rakel
2017
No Score Yet Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer)
  • Actor
2017
31% Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Dr. Catherine Marceaux
$103.2M 2016
80% Incompresa (Misunderstood)
  • Madre
2015
59% Samba
  • Alice
2015
81% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs)
  • Sophie
$0.2M 2015
No Score Yet True Crimes
  • Kasia
2015
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Joe
$0.3M 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • Joe
$0.7M 2014
No Score Yet Jacky In Women's Kingdom
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Son épouse
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet 'Merci la vie'
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb
  • Lilly
2012
0% Confession of a Child of the Century
  • Brigitte
2012
79% Melancholia
  • Claire
$3.0M 2011
73% The Tree
  • Dawn O'Neil
$0.1M 2011
38% The City of Your Final Destination
  • Arden Langdon
$0.5M 2010
50% Antichrist
  • She
$0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Persécution
  • Sonia
2009
76% I'm Not There
  • Claire
$4.0M 2007
73% Golden Door
  • Director
  • Lucy Reed
  • Screenwriter
$1.0M 2007
71% The Science of Sleep
  • Stephanie
$4.6M 2006
71% Lemming
  • Bénédicte Getty
2006
No Score Yet Prete Moit Ta Main
  • Emmanuelle
2006
53% Prete-moi ta main (I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single)
  • Emma
2006
57% Happily Ever After
  • Gabrielle
$0.2M 2005
80% 21 Grams
  • Mary Rivers
$16.2M 2003
66% My Wife Is an Actress
  • Charlotte
$0.8M 2002
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Nuremberg
  • Marie
2000
No Score Yet Love, Etc.
  • Marie
1999
No Score Yet Love, Etc.
  • Actor
1999
70% La Lettre
  • Milla
1999
50% The Intruder
  • Catherine Girard
1999
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
1996
50% Dead Tired (Grosse Fatigue)
  • Herself
1995
100% The Cement Garden
  • Julie
1992
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night)
  • Matilda
1990
100% Le Petit Amour (Kung-Fu Master)
  • Lucy
1989
67% La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief)
  • Janine Castang
1988
No Score Yet Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. for Agnes V.)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Charlotte for Ever
  • Charlotte
1986
No Score Yet Love Songs
  • Charlotte
1986
No Score Yet An Impudent Girl (L'Effrontée)
  • Charlotte
1985

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