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Marion Cotillard



At once earthy and modern, yet effortlessly capable of projecting the aura of a glamorous, silent-era film starlet, French actress Marion Cotillard has achieved fame in her home country with substantial roles in such high-profile blockbusters as the Taxi series, and such critically acclaimed arthouse hits as Jean-Pierre Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement and Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose. The Paris native got in tune with her desire to become a performer early in life, and soon began honing her talents as both an actress and a singer. As fate would have it, Cotillard's parents were both active members of the Paris theater community who lovingly nurtured their daughter's creative talents and encouraged her to pursue a career on the stage and screen.



Cotillard debuted onscreen at just 16 years old, in the 1994 Philippe Harel romance The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed. While Cotillard's sensitive performance in the film indeed marked the arrival of a skilled young actress, it wasn't until the release of Taxi in 1998 that audiences truly perked up to the promise of this emerging talent. Cotillard was nominated for a Most Promising Actress award at the 1999 César ceremonies thanks to her performance in that movie. She went on to appear in the second and third installments of the series while simultaneously drawing notice for performances in Haute Tension director Alexandre Aja's 1999 debut, Furia, and Gilles Paquet-Brenner's dark family drama Pretty Things -- which earned Cotillard her second César nomination. While the elusive César award had been well within her grasp twice before, Cotillard finally won the coveted trophy as the result of her role in Amélie director Jeunet's A Very Long Engagement. Cast as a vengeful prostitute who sets out to punish the person responsible for the death of her love, Cotillard was awarded the Best Supporting Actress César in 2005, cementing her arrival as a formidable onscreen talent.



At this point in her career, Cotillard was an increasingly familiar face to stateside film fans thanks to supporting roles in such films as Tim Burton's Big Fish and Jeunet's international arthouse hit, yet as with any great actress, she was still willing to take the kind of risks needed to take her career to the next level. Subsequent roles in Guillaume Nicloux's A Private Affair and Abel Ferrara's Mary proved that she was most certainly up to the task, serving nicely to offset the mainstream sweetness of efforts like the airy 2003 romance Love Me If You Dare. In 2006, Cotillard was back on stateside screens, this time opposite international superstar Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's A Good Year.



If anyone at this point had doubted Cotillard's abilities as an actress, those reservations would be put to the ultimate test when she assumed the role of a lifetime in the 2007 Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose. Cast as the enigmatic French songstress who went from being a common street busker to a national icon, Cotillard found the perfect cinematic vehicle to combine her duel interests in acting and music (though audio recordings of Piaf were used in the film), and drew near unanimous praise from critics both foreign and domestic. In addition to netting another César, she captured a host of year-end accolades in the States including Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and the L.A. Film Critics, as well as a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild. Most impressive of all, Cotillard won the much-coveted Best Actress Oscar, launching her into another level of international success and marketability. Her next roles were of the prestigious Hollywood variety, in the Michael Mann period crime drama Public Enemies, opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and the Rob Marshall musical drama Nine, alongside Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.



In 2010 she showed up as the woman of Leonardo DiCaprio's nightmares in Inception for director Christopher Nolan - an

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
17% Assassin's Creed
  • Sofia
2016
61% Allied
  • Marianne Beausejour
2016
93% The Little Prince
  • The Rose
2016
14% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Mal de pierres
  • Gabrielle
2016
42% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)
  • Catherine
2016
80% Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
2015
82% Dior and I
  • Actor
2015
97% Two Days, One Night
  • Sandra
2014
87% The Immigrant
  • Ewa Cybulski
2014
53% Blood Ties
  • Monica
2014
No Score Yet Terre des ours (Land of the Bears)
  • Narrator
2014
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
  • Stephanie
2012
42% Little White Lies
  • Marie
2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises
  • Miranda Tate
2012
84% Contagion
  • Dr. Leonara Orantes
2011
93% Midnight in Paris
  • Adriana
2011
86% Inception
  • Mal
2010
38% Nine
  • Luisa Contini
2009
68% Public Enemies
  • Billie Frechette
2009
No Score Yet Le dernier vol
  • Marie Vallières de Beaumont
2009
No Score Yet OceanWorld 3D
  • Actor
2009
59% Mary
  • Gretchen
2008
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome)
  • Edith Piaf
2007
No Score Yet Pretty Things
  • Actor
2007
26% A Good Year
  • Fanny
2006
No Score Yet Fair Play
  • Nicole
2006
No Score Yet Dikkenek
  • Nadine
2006
No Score Yet Toi et Moi
  • Lena
2006
No Score Yet Boîte noire, La
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Burnt Out
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ma vie en l'air (Love Is in the Air)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Cavalcade
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Edy
  • Actor
2005
78% A Very Long Engagement
  • Tina Lombardi
2004
68% Innocence
  • Mademoiselle Eva
2004
44% Love Me if You Dare
  • Sophie
2004
77% Big Fish
  • Josephine Bloom
2003
No Score Yet Taxi 3
  • Lilly
2003
No Score Yet Une affaire privée (A Private Affair)
  • Clarisse Entoven
2002
No Score Yet Les jolies choses (Pretty Things)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Furia
  • Elia
2000
No Score Yet Taxi 2
  • Lilly
2000
No Score Yet Lisa
  • Lisa (young)
2000
No Score Yet Taxi
  • Lilly
1998
No Score Yet La Belle verte
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet My Sex Life
  • Ivan The Student
1996
No Score Yet Histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse, L' (The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed)
  • Mathilde
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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