Denis Lavant

Denis Lavant

Highest Rated: 100% Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Lowest Rated: 42% Girls With Balls (2018)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1961

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Distinct and quintessentially French actor Denis Lavant began appearing on film in 1982. After a string of small parts Lavant began his famed collaboration with director Leos Carax with Carax's feature film debut, the relationship drama "Boy Meets Girl," launching both their careers. Their second film together, the crime drama "Mauvais sang," paired Lavant with Juliette Binoche with whom he would star in one of Carax's greatest accomplishments, "The Lovers on the Bridge," in which they played two young lovers on the Pont Neuf. The film was nominated for a BAFTA and earned Lavant his first nomination for best actor. In the '90s, Lavant worked with some of France's most talented filmmakers, starring in Jean-Michel Carré's "Visiblement je vous aime," Claire Denis's award-winning drama "Beau travail" about an ex-Foreign Legion officer, and Veit Helmer's celebrated, visually stunning debut comedy "Tuvalu." Maintaining his reputation as one of France's most talented actors, Lavant starred in Andrea Vecchiato's sci-fi drama "Luminal," set in the year 2010, and in international sensation Jean-Pierre Jeunet's romantic war drama "A Very Long Engagement," starring Audrey Tautou. In 2007 Lavant joined Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, and Werner Herzog in Harmony Korine's quirky comedy, "Mister Lonely," a story about a community of celebrity impersonators living on a commune in Scotland. Lavant memorably was cast as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in a relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Maintaining his relationship with Carax, Lavant starred in the segment "Merde" of "Tokyo!" as a sewer dweller who occasionally attacks people.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Figurant Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Bra Kamal (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Nation, One King Marat (Character) - 2018
86% 56% The Night Eats the World Alfred (Character) - 2018
85% 85% 3 Days in Quiberon Fischer (Character) - 2018
42% 26% Girls With Balls Barman (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emperor of Paris Maillard (Character) - 2018
64% 27% The Mountain Jack (Character) $60.8K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les scènes fortuites Allen (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 45% Eva Doesn't Sleep Koenig (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet History's Future Lottery Ticket Seller (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis-Ferdinand Céline Louis-Ferdinand Céline (Character) - 2016
55% 20% Boris Without Béatrice l'Inconnu (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and Kaminski Karl-Ludwig (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Nights With Pattie André (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Mr. X Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pitchipoï Pierre Schulmann (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 80% The Iron Ivan Poddubny's Coach (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcel Dassault, l'homme au pardessus Marcel Dassault (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marussia Clochard (Character) - 2013
47% 38% Michael Kohlhaas The Theologist (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starlight Elliot (Character) - 2012
92% 71% Holy Motors Mr. Oscar/Le Banquier/La Mendiante/L'O.S de la Motion Capture/M. Merde/Le Père/L'Accordéoniste/Le Tueur/Le Tué/Le Mourant/L'Homme au Foyer (Character) $641.1K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stargazer Kepler - Jean (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 49% My Little Princess Ernst (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hop-o'-My-Thumb L'ogre (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave Not a Cloud Behind Unknown (Character) - 2010
90% 76% The Temptation of St. Tony Count Dionysos Korzybski (Character) $1.7K 2009
76% 72% Tokyo! Merde (Character) $351.1K 2008
47% 57% Mister Lonely Charlie Chaplin (Character) $165.8K 2007
No Score Yet 36% Wild Camp Blaise (Character) - 2005
78% 85% A Very Long Engagement Six-Sous (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promenons-nous dans les bois Stéphane (Character) - 2000
85% 78% Good Work Galoup (Character) $271.6K 1999
73% 89% Tuvalu Anton (Character) $411.7K 1999
No Score Yet 31% Don Juan Pierrot (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody for a Hustler L'auto-stoppeur (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% The Chess Game Max (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet De force avec d'autres Denis (Character) - 1993
85% 88% The Lovers on the Pont-Neuf Alex (Character) $117.6K 1991
85% 82% Bad Blood Alex (Character) $21.5K 1986
100% 72% Boy Meets Girl Alex (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viva la Vie! Caviar delivery man (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Sun Pierre Carnot (Character) 2016


M. Oscar says: Celine, we have to laugh before midnight.

Celine says: We'll do our best, Mr. Oscar.

M. Oscar says: Who knows if we'll laugh in the next life?

L'accordéoniste says: 3! 12! Shit!