Melvil Poupaud

Melvil Poupaud

Highest Rated: 98% A Summer's Tale (1996)

Lowest Rated: 28% The Lover (1992)

Birthday: Jan 26, 1973

Birthplace: Paris, France

Multifaceted Parisian actor Melvil Poupaud may be unfamiliar to most American audiences, but with an extensive career in French cinema under his belt, Poupaud's is a face worth knowing. Named after legendary "Moby-Dick" author Herman Melville by his mother, producer and writer Chantal Poupaud, Melvil began making amateur films in his bedroom at the age of 10. The same year, the young talent exploded onto the European acting scene, playing "l'enfant" ("child") in the surreal 1983 drama "City of Pirates," directed by inventive filmmaker Raoul Ruiz. Their relationship awoke a creative voracity in Poupaud, which saw him participating in as many as five films a year at his peak. Among the highlights of his performances was his naturalistic portrayal of Thomas, a teenage boy caught between a friend and his father in 1989's understated drama "The 15 Year Old Girl." The role landed Poupaud the first of two César award nominations for Most Promising Actor. His film career continued to expand. He starred opposite Naomi Watts in the bitter romantic comedy "Le Divorce," and has since been featured in major motion pictures like 2009's British gangster flick "44 Inch Chest" and the Wachowski siblings' colorful adaptation of the cult cartoon "Speed Racer," in which he played bit character Johnny "Goodboy" Jones. Poupaud is also known for his accomplished work as a musician. He and his brother Yarol Poupaud make up the rock group MUD. In 2002, Melvil released a solo album called "Simple Appareil."

Highest rated movies

A Summer's Tale
By the Grace of God
One Fine Morning
Mysteries of Lisbon
The Refuge
Laurence Anyways
Victoria
Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbor Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother and Sister Louis (Character) - 2022
53% No Score Yet Brother and Sister Unknown (Character) - 2022
91% No Score Yet One Fine Morning Clément (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lovers Pierre (Character) - 2021
80% 78% Summer of 85 Monsieur Lefèvre (Character) $70.7K 2020
76% 84% The Dreyfus Affair Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Une jeunesse dorée Unknown (Character) - 2019
40% No Score Yet Golden Youth (Une jeunesse dorée) Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Margaux Meets Margaux Marc (Character) - 2018
96% 73% By the Grace of God Alexandre (Character) $66.3K 2018
83% 41% Victoria Vincent Kossarski (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady in the Portrait Frère Jean-Denis Attiret (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Love Le curé (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Game Pierre Blum (Character) - 2015
35% 28% By the Sea François (Character) $531.0K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face Down Samy (Character) - 2014
82% 58% Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey Gaël (Character) $3.0K 2014
No Score Yet 41% Lines of Wellington Marechal Massena (Character) - 2012
84% 79% Laurence Anyways Laurence Alia (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeiters Edouard (Character) - 2011
86% 70% Mysteries of Lisbon Ernest Lacroze (Character) $110.5K 2010
No Score Yet 29% Black Heaven Vincent (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Edge Francois (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les faux monnayeurs Edouard (Character) - 2010
86% 58% The Refuge Louis (Character) $34.4K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Luke Jesse James (Character) - 2009
41% 36% 44 Inch Chest Loverboy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 63% Crime Is Our Business Frédéric Charpentier (Character) - 2008
51% 25% The Broken Stefan Chambers (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heure Zero Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 30% Towards Zero Guillaume Neuville (Character) - 2007
64% 62% Broken English Julien (Character) $955.6K 2007
No Score Yet 52% A Lost Man Thomas Koré (Character) - 2007
75% 79% Time to Leave Romain (Character) $117.6K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eros Therapy Bruno (Character) - 2004
36% 26% Le Divorce Charles-Henri de Persand (Character) $9.1M 2003
No Score Yet 60% Feelings François (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Hell of a Day Ben (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 100% Love Torn in Dream Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Room Bertrand (Character) - 2000
72% 71% Time Regained Le Prince de Foix (Character) $467.2K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Kidnappeurs Armand Carpentier (Character) - 1998
67% 41% Genealogies of a Crime René (Character) $76.8K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Lenny (Character) - 1997
98% 82% A Summer's Tale Gaspard (Character) $198.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Souvenir Charles (Character) - 1996
70% 56% Three Lives and Only One Death Martin (Character) $11.4K 1996
No Score Yet 12% Innocent Lies Louis Bernard (Character) - 1995
43% No Score Yet Diary of a Seducer Gregoire (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le plus bel âge Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fado, Major and Minor Antoine (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional Unknown (Character) - 1993
28% 79% The Lover The Younger Brother (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% Treasure Island Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 74% City of Pirates Malo (Character) - 1983