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Isabelle Huppert

Highest Rated:   100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
Lowest Rated:   12% Ma Mere (2005)
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Birthplace:   Paris, France
One of the most enduring and respected actresses in French cinema, Isabelle Huppert is known for her versatile portrayals of characters ranging from the innocent to the sultry to the comic. Born March 16, 1955, in Paris, Huppert graduated from the Paris Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and made her first film, Faustine et le Bel Été, when she was 16. Her career accelerated rapidly, and she soon found work with such acclaimed directors as Bertrand Blier, with whom she made Les Valseuses (1974), a film also notable for making a star out of Gérard Depardieu; Otto Preminger, for whom she appeared in Rosebud (1975); and Claude Chabrol, with whom she would make a series of films, starting with 1978's Violette Nozière, for which she won a Best Female Performance award at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. Also in 1978, she won a British Academy Award for Best Newcomer for her role in La Dentellière (The Lacemaker).Huppert's career in the 1980s commenced fairly inauspiciously, with a part in the legendary flop Heaven's Gate (1981), but it soon picked up with starring roles in Bertrand Tavernier's Coup de Torchon (1981), Jean-Luc Godard's Passion (1982), and Diane Kurys' celebrated Entre Nous (1983). Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Huppert made an impressive number of films in her native country, collaborating with Claude Chabrol on 1988's Une Affaire de Femmes (Story of Women), the widely acclaimed Madame Bovary (1991), and La Cérémonie (1995), for which she won a 1996 Best Actress César. Since the Heaven's Gate fiasco, Huppert's work in American film has been minimal, a worthwhile exception being her role as a nun-turned-nymphomaniac writer of pornographic fiction in Hal Hartley's Amateur (1994). In her native France, Huppert has become something of an institution, continuing to work prolifically on such films as Benoît Jacquot's L'École de la Chair (1998) and serving as the 24th president of the César Awards in March 1999.Despite the fact that American audiences remained sadly unaware of Huppert's success overseas, her performances in Jacquot's False Servant and the historical drama Saint-Cyr (both 2000) found her meeting challenging roles head on to captivating effect. The sometimes disturbing films she appeared in may not have been the easiest for audiences to digest, but they certainly cemented her belief that the art of acting is a means of "living out one's insanity," and no matter what the subject matter or quality of the actual film, Huppert remained a consistently compelling screen presence. Huppert's success in Chabrol's Merci Pour le Chocolat (2000) came as no surprise to many given her successful track record with the enduring director, and the following year she would once again come under the international spotlight for her remarkable performance as a sexually repressed and self-destructive piano teacher in director Michael Haneke's confrontational drama The Piano Teacher (2001). Her fearless powerhouse performance shocked audiences worldwide and earned Huppert a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was soon counterbalanced by director François Ozon's popular international black comedy 8 Women the following year. A campy, freewheeling musical mystery starring some of the biggest female stars in French cinema, the film came as an unexpected but infectious jolt of originality to audiences whose skin had been worn thin by a recent spat of heavy dramas. Huppert's performance as an opinionated hooker who forms an unexpected bond with her illegitimate daughter in 2002's Ghost River benefited the touching drama well, and the following year, she was back with Haneke for the disturbing The Time of the Wolf. As with many of Haneke's films, The Time of the Wolf sharply divided audiences -- some of whom saw the film as celluloid perfection and others who viewed it as unrelentingly downbeat garbage. In 2003, Huppert would appear under the direction of an American director for

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% Barrage
  • Actor
2017
100% Things to Come (L'avenir)
  • Nathalie Chazeaux
2016
89% Elle
  • Michelle
2016
72% Louder Than Bombs
  • Isabelle Reed
2016
72% Valley Of Love
  • Isabelle
2016
No Score Yet Souvenir
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Captive
  • Thérèse Bourgoine
2015
No Score Yet Asphalte (Macadam Stories)
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Docteur Françoise Gailland
  • Actor
2015
50% Tip Top
  • Esther Lafarge
2014
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  • Actor
2014
63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
  • Mary Rigby
2014
87% Abuse of Weakness
  • Maud Schoenberg
2014
83% Dormant Beauty
  • Divina Madre
2014
No Score Yet La garce
  • Actor
2014
100% Folies Bergère
  • Actor
2014
90% Michael H. Profession: Director
  • Actor
2013
38% Dead Man Down
  • Valentine
2013
83% In Another Country
  • Anne
2013
75% La religieuse (The Nun)
  • La Mère Supérieure
2013
No Score Yet La vengeance d'une femme
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington
  • Actor
2013
93% Amour
  • Eva
2012
64% My Worst Nightmare
  • Agathe
2012
41% Special Treatment
  • Alice Bergerac
2011
No Score Yet Hidden Love
  • Danielle
2011
No Score Yet My Little Princess
  • Hanna Giurgiu
2011
88% White Material
  • Maria Vial
2010
77% Copacabana
  • Babou
2010
No Score Yet Lady Of The Camelias (la Storia Vera Della Signora Dalle Camelie)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Home
  • Marthe
2009
No Score Yet Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall)
  • Actor
2008
76% Private Property (Nue propriete)
  • Pascale
2007
No Score Yet Medee Miracle (Medea Miracle)
  • Irene
2007
75% Gabrielle
  • Gabrielle Hervey
2006
81% Comedy of Power
  • Jeanne Charmant-Killman
2006
12% Ma Mere
  • Hélène
2005
No Score Yet Les soeurs fâchées
  • Martine Demouthy
2004
62% I Heart Huckabees
  • Caterine Vauban
2004
63% Time of the Wolf
  • Anne
2004
45% La Vie Promise
  • Sylvia
2004
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes)
  • Augustine
2002
No Score Yet Deux (Two)
  • Magdalena
2002
No Score Yet Sentimental Destinies (les Destinees)
  • Actor
2002
61% Les Destinees
  • Nathalie Barnery
2002
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste)
  • Erika Kohut
2001
No Score Yet Saint-Cyr
  • Madame de Maintenon
2001
84% Merci pour le chocolat
  • Marie-Claire 'Mika' Muller
2000
No Score Yet Comédie de l'innocence (Comedy of Innocence)
  • Ariane
2000
No Score Yet Modern Life (La Vie moderne)
  • Claire
2000
No Score Yet False Servant (La Fausse Suivante)
  • The Countess
2000
No Score Yet Pas de scandale (Keep It Quiet)(No Scandal)
  • Agnes Jeancourt
1999
91% La Separation
  • Anne
1998
72% The School of Flesh
  • Dominique
1998
68% The Swindle
  • Betty
1997
No Score Yet Les Palmes de M. Schutz
  • Marie Curie
1997
No Score Yet Elective Affinities
  • Charlotte
1996
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone)
  • Jeanne
1995
75% Amateur
  • Isabelle
1995
No Score Yet Love After Love
  • Lola
1992
89% Madame Bovary
  • Emma Bovary
1991
No Score Yet Malina
  • The Woman
1990
80% Story of Women (Une Affaire de Femmes)
  • Marie
1989
No Score Yet Possessed
  • Maria Shatov
1988
100% Cactus
  • Colo
1987
86% The Bedroom Window
  • Sylvia
1987
No Score Yet Sincerely Charlotte
  • Charlotte
1986
No Score Yet My Best Friend's Girl
  • Viviane
1983
No Score Yet Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera)
  • Pierra
1983
100% Entre Nous (Coup de Foudre)
  • Lena
1983
67% Passion (Godard's Passion)
  • Isabelle
1982
60% La Truite
  • Frederique
1982
83% Coup de torchon (Clean Slate)
  • Rose
1981
No Score Yet Lady of the Camelias (La storia vera della signora dalle camelie)
  • Alphonsine Plessis
1981
57% Heaven's Gate
  • Ella Watson
1980
No Score Yet Every Man for Himself
  • Isabelle Riviera
1980
100% Loulou
  • Nelly
1980
No Score Yet Les Soeurs Brontë (The Bronte Sisters)
  • Anne Bronte
1979
83% Violette (Violette Nozière)
  • Violette Noziere
1978
No Score Yet The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere)
  • Beatrice "Pomme"
1977
No Score Yet The Judge and the Assassin (Le juge et l'assassin)
  • Rose
1976
40% Rosebud
  • Helene
1975
No Score Yet Aloïse
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure
  • Actor
1974
86% Going Places (Les valseuses)
  • Jacqueline
1974
No Score Yet Faustine et le bel été (Faustine and the Beautiful Summer)
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Cesar and Rosalie
  • Marite
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sophie Gerard

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