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Daniel Auteuil

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Birthplace:   Algiers, Alger, France
One of France's most respected actors, Daniel Auteuil has established himself as a performer at ease in any number of genres, ranging from period dramas to romantic comedies to crime thrillers. The son of opera singers, he was born in Algeria on January 24, 1950. He started his career in musical comedy and made his film debut in 1972. After starring in a number of forgettable comedies, Auteuil had his breakthrough playing the scheming farmer Ugolin in Jean de Florette (1986). He won a Best Actor César and a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his portrayal, and that same year he earned further acclaim for his work in the film's equally popular sequel, Manon des Sources. Auteuil's involvement in Manon had the added benefit of introducing him to costar Emmanuelle Béart, with whom he would have a ten-year relationship that produced a daughter, born in 1992.The awards he earned for his portrayal of Ugolin established him as one of his country's most promising actors, and Auteuil subsequently became known for his work as one of the screen's most accomplished purveyors of emotional turmoil. His searching, conflicted portrayals found particularly effective expression in such films as Un Coeur en Hiver (1992), for which he won the European Film Academy's Best Actor award; Ma Saison Préférée (1993), in which he and Catherine Deneuve starred as siblings with an unnatural bond; La Séparation (1994), for which earned a César nomination for his portrayal of a husband undergoing a nervous breakdown; La Reine Margot (1994), in which he played the cuckolded Henri of Navarre; Le Huitième Jour, in which he played an emotionally stunted workaholic; and Les Voleurs (1996), a crime drama in which he and Deneuve were again cast as a brother and sister. In 1999, Auteuil made one of his few English language outings in Chris Menges' Lost Son, playing a detective living in self-exile in London who gets caught up in a pedophilia ring. That same year, he collaborated with celebrated director Patrice Leconte on La fille sur le pont, playing a knife-thrower who embarks on a journey across Europe with a suicidal young woman (Vanessa Paradis).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% In Her Name (Au nom de ma fille)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Entre Amis
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Nos femmes
  • Actor
2015
63% Fanny
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Cesar
2014
56% Marius
  • Director
  • César
  • Screenwriter
2014
71% Before the Winter Chill
  • Paul
2014
No Score Yet The Lookout
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Jappeloup
  • Actor
2013
90% The Well-Digger's Daughter
  • Pascal Amoretti
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Le guetteur (The Lookout)
  • Mattei
2012
No Score Yet L'amour violé (Rape of Love)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet La Mer A Boire
  • Georges Pierret
2012
No Score Yet Fair is Fair (Donnant, Donnant)
  • Constant
2010
No Score Yet Je l'aimais (Someone I Loved)
  • Pierre
2009
No Score Yet 15 ans et demi (Daddy Cool)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet MR 73
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet La Personne aux Deux Personnes (The Person Who Is Two Persons) (Me Two)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Napoleon and Me (N Io e Napoleone)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet L'invité
  • Gérard
2007
No Score Yet Le Deuxième Souffle (The Second Wind)
  • Gustave "Gu" Minda
2007
75% My Best Friend
  • François Coste
$1.1M 2007
100% Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)
  • painter
2007
70% The Valet
  • Pierre Levasseur
$2.2M 2007
No Score Yet L'Entente cordiale
  • Jean-Pierre Moindrau
2006
89% Caché
  • Georges Laurent
$3.5M 2005
100% 36 quai des orfevres
  • Leo Vrinks
2005
No Score Yet To Paint or Make Love
  • William Lasserre
2005
No Score Yet L' Un Reste, l'Autre Part (One Stays, the Other Leaves)
  • Daniel
2005
No Score Yet Strange Crime (Sotto falso nome)
  • Daniel Boltanski
2004
No Score Yet Le Prix Du Desir (Sotto Falso Nome)
  • Actor
2004
57% Après vous (After You)
  • Antoine Letoux
$0.7M 2003
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Petites coupures
  • Bruno
2003
No Score Yet Rencontre avec le dragon (The Red Knight)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet L'Adversaire
  • Jean-Marc Faure
2002
86% The Closet (Le Placard)
  • François Pignon
$4.6M 2001
67% Sade
  • Marquis de Sade
2000
88% The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre)
  • Captain
2000
No Score Yet Mauvaise passe (The Escort) (The Wrong Blonde)
  • Pierre
1999
74% Lucie Aubrac
  • Raymond Aubrac
1999
90% Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
  • Gabor
1999
No Score Yet The Lost Son
  • Xavier Lombard
1999
91% La Separation
  • Pierre
1998
87% On Guard
  • Legardere
1997
82% Thieves (Les Voleurs)
  • Alex
1996
67% The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour)
  • Harry
1996
92% My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée)
  • Antoine
1996
No Score Yet Sostiene Pereira (According to Pereira) (Pereira Declares)
  • Dr. Cardoso
1996
No Score Yet Une femme française, (A French Woman)
  • Louis
1995
80% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)
  • Henri de Navarre
1994
85% A Heart in Winter (Un coeur en hiver) (A Heart of Stone)
  • Stephane
1993
No Score Yet Ma vie est un enfer (My Life is Hell)
  • Abar
1991
No Score Yet L'Elegant Criminel
  • Pierre-François Lacenaire
1990
20% Romuald et Juliette (Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed)
  • Romuald Blindet
1989
No Score Yet Quelques jours avec moi (A Few Days with Me)
  • Martial Pasquier
1988
80% Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources)
  • Ugolin
1987
100% Jean De Florette
  • Ugolin Soubeyran
1986
No Score Yet Paltoquet, Le (Paltoquet)
  • Journalist
1986
No Score Yet L'Amour en Douce
  • Marc
1985
No Score Yet L'Amour En Douce
  • Marc
1985
No Score Yet Les Fauves
  • Berg
1984
No Score Yet Petit Con
  • Jeannot
1984
No Score Yet Les Sous-doués en vacances
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Clara et les Chics Types
  • Mickey
1981
No Score Yet Les sous-doués
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Le Sex Shop
  • Actor
1972

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