Lambert Wilson

Lambert Wilson

Highest Rated: 100% The Royal Exchange (L'échange des princesses) (2018)

Lowest Rated: 6% Babylon A.D. (2008)

Birthday: Aug 3, 1958

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

A prolific French leading man who received his first dose of widespread stateside exposure thanks to his turn as the villainous Merovingian in the final two installments of the Matrix franchise, lanky but handsome actor Lambert Wilson may have previously been noticed by eagle-eyed fans of international film in such art-house efforts as The Belly of an Architect (1987) and Jefferson in Paris (1995). The son of noted French actor Georges Wilson, Lambert was born in Neuilly-sue-Seine, France, in August of 1958. Soon after his graduation from London's prolific Drama Centre in 1977, Wilson took on his first leading role in director Fred Zinnemann's 1982 drama Five Days One Summer. He had previously appeared in numerous French television dramas and a handful of feature films, so his notable onscreen talent was already visible to many, and the burgeoning actor held his own opposite screen heavy Sean Connery. As the decade progressed, Lambert appeared in films by such notable directors as Claude Chabrol (Le Sang des Autres), Andrzej Wajda (Les Possédés), and Carlos Saura (El Dorado) -- all to notable effect. Throughout the 1990s, Wilson became increasingly comfortable with leading-man status thanks to a strong series of featured performances in numerous French productions. Despite the fact that Wilson might not have been easily recognizable to American audiences, his small roles in numerous art-house hits continued to hint at the possibility of future international stardom. It was during this period that Wilson was also becoming increasingly prominent on-stage due to memorable and high-profile performances alongside such heavies as Maggie Smith (La Machine Infernale), Judi Dench (A Little Night Music), and his father (Eurydice). In 1994 Lambert directed himself in a production of Musset's Les Caprices de Marianne, which went on to tour throughout France after a successful run in Paris. After Wilson's international breakthrough in 2003's The Matrix Reloaded, audiences worldwide could rest assured that they would be seeing plenty more of the talented actor in the very near future -- and that's not even taking into account the continuation of his Merovingian role in The Matrix Revolutions. Even as Lambert was on the verge of international stardom with the announcement of his involvement with such high-profile U.S. releases as Richard Donner's Timeline and the big-budget superhero film Catwoman (directed by stylish French director Pitof), he still remained true to his roots by simultaneously appearing in such undeniably French productions as Alain Resnais' Pas sur la Bouche (2003) and Nadine Trintignant's small-screen drama Colette. In addition to his acting career, Wilson has narrated classical works under the direction of some of the world's most notable conductors, and has released a pair of albums featuring both classic songs from American musicals and the golden age of French cinema.


Highest Rated Movies



50% In Your Hands (Au bout des doigts) Pierre Geithner 2018
100% The Royal Exchange (L'échange des princesses) Philippe V 2018
No Score Yet Volontaire Le commandant Rivière 2018
No Score Yet Corporate Stéphane Froncart 2017
20% Like Mother, Like Daughter (Telle mère, telle fille) Actor 2017
67% Rabid Dogs (Enragés) Le père 2016
63% The Odyssey (L'odyssée) Actor 2016
No Score Yet One Man and His Cow (La Vache) Actor 2016
76% Suite Française Actor $1.4M 2015
No Score Yet Sins Of A Father Actor 2015
76% Bicycling with Moliere Gauthier Valence $37.9K 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine Ernest $71.9K 2014
No Score Yet Posthumous Daniel S. Volpe 2014
No Score Yet Vinodentro Actor 2014
No Score Yet Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (Winter of '54: Father Pierre) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Barbecue Antoine Chevalier 2014
85% You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! Orphée 2 $10K 2013
No Score Yet Sur la piste du Marsupilami (HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami) General Pochero 2012
No Score Yet À l'aveugle Lassalle 2012
85% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) Comte de Chabannes $0.4M 2011
92% Of Gods and Men Christian $3.3M 2011
No Score Yet Labyrinth (Dedales) Actor 2011
No Score Yet L'immigration: Aux frontières du droit Actor 2011
No Score Yet Imogène McCarthery Samuel Tyler 2010
No Score Yet Victor Actor 2009
60% The Lazarus Project Avery 2008
No Score Yet Comme les autres (Baby Love) Le docteur Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier dit Manu 2008
6% Babylon A.D. Dr. Arthur Darquandier $22.5M 2008
No Score Yet Le Grand Alibi Pierre Collier 2008
55% Flawless Finch $1.2M 2008
29% Dante 01 Actor 2008
No Score Yet Tous a l'Ouest: une aventure de Lucky Luke Actor 2007
No Score Yet Frankenstein Clerval 2007
78% Coeurs Dan 2007
No Score Yet Palais royal! Actor 2005
No Score Yet Good Girl (Gentille) Actor 2005
38% Sahara Yves Massarde $68.7M 2005
No Score Yet L'anniversaire Actor 2005
9% Catwoman George Hedare $40.3M 2004
No Score Yet People Actor 2004
75% Not on the Lips Actor 2004
11% Timeline Arnaut de Cervole $19.4M 2003
35% The Matrix Revolutions Merovingian $139.1M 2003
36% Le Divorce Actor $9M 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Merovingian $281.6M 2003
No Score Yet Holy Child Actor 2001
No Score Yet HS - hors service Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Holy Child Marc 2001
No Score Yet Jet Set Arthus De Poulignac 2000
42% The Last September Hugo 2000
No Score Yet Don Quixote Duke 2000
No Score Yet Combat d'amour en songe (Love Torn in Dream) Sebatol 2000
67% Same Old Song Marc Duveyrier 1999
69% The Leading Man Felix Webb 1998
No Score Yet Marquise Racine 1997
31% Jefferson in Paris Marquis de Lafayette 1995
17% Frankenstein Actor 1992
No Score Yet Warszawa Alek 1992
No Score Yet L'Instinct de l'Ange Henry 1992
No Score Yet Shuttlecock Actor 1991
No Score Yet Strangers Actor 1991
No Score Yet El Dorado Pedro de Ursua 1988
No Score Yet Chouans! Tarquin 1988
No Score Yet Possessed Nikolas Stavrogin 1988
91% The Belly of an Architect Caspasian Speckler 1987
No Score Yet Rendez-Vous Quentin 1987
No Score Yet Corps Et Biens Actor 1986
No Score Yet Rouge baiser (Red Kiss) Stephane 1985
No Score Yet Sahara Jaffar 1984
No Score Yet Femme publique, La Milan Mliska 1984
No Score Yet The Blood of Others Paul Perrier 1984
14% Five Days One Summer Johann 1983
No Score Yet La boum 2 Félix Maréchal 1982
No Score Yet Chanel Solitaire Actor 1981
No Score Yet Tara, Journey to the Heart of the Climate Machine Actor
No Score Yet Climate Change Is Coming to Town: The Disappearing of Tuvalu Actor


No Score Yet Great Performances
Charles, King of France 2013


Christophe says: Dying here…here and now…Does it serve a purpose? I don't know. I feel like I'm going mad.

Christian says: It's true that staying here is as mad as becoming a monk. Remember. You already gave your life. You gave it by following Christ. When you decided to leave everything. Your life, your family, your country. The family you could have raised.

Christophe says: I don't know if it's true any more. I pray. And I hear nothing. i don't get it. Why be martyrs? For God? To be heroes? To prove we're the best?

Christian says: We're martyrs out of love, out of fidelity. If death overtakes us, despite ourselves, because up to the end, we'll try to avoid it, our mission here is to be brothers to all. remember that love is eternal hope. Love endures everything.

Neo says: I'll handle them.

Merovingian says: Handle us? You'll handle us?! You know your predecessors had much more respect.

Merovingian says: Okay, you have some skill. Kill him.

Merovingian says: Okay. You have some skill. Kill him.

Agent Smith says: Well, well, it's been a long time. I remember chasing you is like chasing a ghost.

Seraph says: I have beaten you before.

The Merovingian says: Yes, true, but as you can see, things are a little different now.

Merovingian says: I have sampled every language, French is my favorite. Fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom de dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d’enculé de ta mère. Like wiping your ass with silk.

Merovingian says: What is the reason? Soon the why and the reason are gone and all that matters is the feeling. This is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight to deny it; but it is of course a lie. Beneath our poised appearance we are completely out of control.

Merovingian says: Mark my words, boy & mark them well. I have survived your predecessors & I will survive you!

Darquandier says: Ain't that a bitch

Darquandier says: Ain't that a bitch.