Guillaume Canet

Guillaume Canet

Highest Rated: 100% Ensemble, c'est tout (Hunting and Gathering) (2007)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Beach (2000)

Birthday: Apr 10, 1973

Birthplace: Boulogne Billancourt, France

A rising star and bonafide heartthrob in his native France, Guillaume Canet became known to international audiences as one of the stars of Danny Boyle's The Beach. As the affable, levelheaded Etienne, Canet held his own against co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Virginie Ledoyen, and in the process he established himself as the European Union's latest poster boy for sensitive, trod-upon hunks everywhere.Born in Boulougne-Billancourt on April 10, 1973, Canet began his professional career on the stage. He got his breakthrough starring with Christophe Malavoy in Pierre Boutron's production of La Ville dont Le Prince est un Enfant, and he subsequently acted in and directed a number of stage productions. After starring in various television features, Canet made his film debut in 1997's Barracuda, a Misery-esque psychological thriller in which the young actor played a comic book artist held hostage in the home of a mad man (Jean Rochefort).In 1998, Canet won critical adulation for his starring role opposite Virginie Ledoyen in Pierre Jolivet's Un Plein Coeur. Cast as Ledoyen's hopelessly devoted boyfriend (a role that he would essentially repeat in The Beach), the actor earned a César nomination for Most Promising Young Actor for his portrayal. He went on to play a son looking for guidance from his errant father Jean Yanne in Remi Waterhouse's Je règle mon pas sur le pas de mon père (1999), and in 2000, he starred in the highly anticipated but ultimately disappointing The Beach. That same year, Canet appeared in Andrzej Zulawski's La Fidélité, a romantic drama that cast the up-and-coming actor alongside the likes of Sophie Marceau, Pascal Greggory, and Edith Scob.

Highest Rated Movies



88% La Belle Époque Antoine 2020
75% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) Laurent 2019
59% My Son (Mon garçon) Julien 2019
87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) Alain 2019
No Score Yet In the Name of the Land (Au nom de la terre) Actor 2019
67% Little White Lies 2 (Nous finirons ensemble) Director Screenwriter 2019
No Score Yet Paris Pigalle (L'amour est une fête) Frank 2018
53% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) Emile Zola $0.3M 2017
64% Rock'n Roll Actor Director Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur) Franck Neuhart $310 2016
62% The Program Dr Michele Ferrari Dr. Michele Ferrari 2016
64% The Siege of Jadotville Rene Falques 2016
50% In the Name of My Daughter Maurice Agnelet $0.3M 2015
30% The Players Thibault $7.2K 2014
52% Blood Ties Screenwriter Producer Director $29.3K 2014
No Score Yet En solitaire (Turning Tide) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Jappeloup Screenwriter Actor 2013
No Score Yet La Colline Aux Mille Enfants Actor 2013
25% La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons) L'Instituteur $31.6K 2012
42% Little White Lies Director $0.2M 2012
53% Last Night Alex Mann $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet A Better Life (Une Vie Meilleure) Yann 2011
86% Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) Pierre $0.4M 2010
No Score Yet Espion(s) Vincent 2009
No Score Yet Le dernier vol Antoine Chauvet 2009
69% Rivals (Les Liens du sang) François 2008
No Score Yet La Clef (The Key) Eric Vincent 2007
No Score Yet Darling Actor 2007
100% Ensemble, c'est tout (Hunting and Gathering) Franck 2007
94% Tell No One (Ne le Dis à Personne) Philippe Neuville Director Screenwriter $6.1M 2006
74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) Audebert $1M 2006
No Score Yet A Ticket to Space (Un ticket pour l'espace) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq Actor 2006
67% L'Enfer Sébastien 2005
44% Love Me if You Dare Julien $0.5M 2004
No Score Yet Narco Actor 2004
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Mon Idole Bastien Director 2002
No Score Yet Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq) Etienne 2001
No Score Yet Love Bites Antoine 2001
No Score Yet The Day the Ponies Come back Daniel Moulin 2000
No Score Yet La Fidelite Némo 2000
20% The Beach Etienne 2000
No Score Yet En Plein Coeur (In All Innocence) Vincent Maze 1998


Julien says: Being an adult means to have a speedometer that marks 210 and not driving over 60.

Julien says: Friends are like specs. They make you look clever,but get scratched and you tire.