Olivier Gourmet

Olivier Gourmet

Highest Rated: 100% The Royal Exchange (2017)

Lowest Rated: 38% Congorama (2006)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1963

Birthplace: Namur, Belgium

Olivier Gourmet had one of the most euphonious names in show business since Benedict Cumberbatch, and it belied his Everyman appearance. But beneath his ordinary looks and black-framed glasses was an actor capable of great complexity and subtlety in his work. Gourmet was born on July 22, 1963 in Namur, Belgium, and he grew up in the village of Mirwart, where his father traded cattle and ran a farm, and his mother was a hotel cook. Both parents had a strong work ethic, which they instilled in their son. (Eventually, Gourmet's wife took over the hotel his mother worked in.) At one point, Gourmet thought of being a sportswriter, but fell into acting by accident when he had to fill in for a friend in a school production. He loved being onstage, but his father didn't want his son to go into acting. Still, Gourmet applied for the Conservatoire royal de Liege, where he studied drama, and won a First Prize award. Gourmet moved to Paris, where he hooked up with Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardene, a filmmaking team who were also from Belgium. This was Gourmet's breakthrough as an actor, and they grew so close as a creative team that Olivier often called himself the third Dardene brother. The drama "La Promesse" (1996) put the team on the map, with Gourmet playing a man who took advantage of illegal immigrants. Next came "Rosetta" (1999), which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, "Le Fils" (2002), which won Gourmet the Best Actor award at Cannes, and "L'enfant" (2005), which won the Dardene Brothers the Palme d'Or for a second time. All of these films dealt with complex and difficult subjects, and Gourmet played characters that proved his versatility and depth.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rouge Stéphane Perez (Character) - 2020
77% 82% The Dreyfus Affair Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conviction Maître Eric Dupond-Moretti (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Who Work Frank (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Nation, One King L'oncle (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above the Law Frank Valken (Character) - 2017
100% 50% The Royal Exchange Philippe d'Orléans le régent (Character) - 2017
88% 78% The Midwife Paul Baron (Character) $603.1K 2017
61% 69% The Young Karl Marx Pierre Proudhon (Character) $125.4K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet En amont du fleuve Homer (Character) - 2016
50% 50% Daguerrotype Stéphane (Character) - 2016
100% 65% All Out Joseph Oller (Character) - 2016
100% 100% A Wedding André (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in Business Edmond Zweck (Character) - 2016
71% 47% The Unknown Girl Le fils Lambert (Character) $88.6K 2016
43% 56% Come What May Paul (Character) $33.3K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet April and the Extraordinary World Paul (Voice) $294.3K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scent of Mandarin Charles (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 44% The Gate Marsac (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 53% Serial Killer 1 Bougon (Character) $9.7K 2014
43% 26% Madame Bovary Monsieur Rouault (Character) $44.2K 2014
No Score Yet 40% 40-Love Jérôme (Character) - 2014
86% 69% Violette Jacques Guérin (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenderness Frans (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 40% The Marchers Dubois (Character) - 2013
89% 44% Grand Central Gilles (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Belongs to Us Freddy (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% The Lookout Franck (Character) - 2012
96% 76% The Kid with a Bike Le patron du bar (Character) $20.5K 2011
No Score Yet 38% Final Balance Moret (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 42% Nothing to Declare Le prêtre de Chimay (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 55% The Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 46% Robert Mitchum Is Dead Arsène (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 12% White Snow Grégoire (Character) - 2010
100% 62% Black Venus Réaux (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Romance Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pour un fils Omer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 34% Park Benches Maurice Begeard (Character) - 2009
64% 71% Altiplano Max (Character) $2.8K 2009
No Score Yet 71% Angel at Sea Le Père (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% Go Fast Jean-Do Paoli (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 65% Home Michel (Character) - 2008
86% 69% Lorna's Silence L'inspecteur (Character) $337.7K 2008
81% 82% Mesrine: Part II - Public Enemy 1 Le commissaire Broussard (Character) $275.1K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ben Barka Affair Lopez (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 39% Pars vite et reviens tard Joss le Guern (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% L'Amour Caché Morris (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 61% Jacquou le Croquant Le Curé Bonal (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 55% My Son Le père (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 62% The Colonel Colonel Duplan (Character) - 2006
38% 73% Congorama Michel (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 42% Tiger Brigades Marcel Terrasson (Character) - 2006
80% 82% The Ax Raymond Màchefer (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 42% Burnt Out François Durrieux (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet La petite chartreuse Etienne Vollard (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 82% Trouble Le père (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le parfum de la dame en noir Robert Darzac (Character) - 2005
85% 72% L'Enfant Plainclothes Officer (Character) - 2005
90% 69% When the Tide Comes In ... Le policier (Character) $23.1K 2004
No Score Yet 76% Le pont des Arts Jean-Astolphe Méréville (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wonderful Spell Médecin chef (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Is a Killer Martial (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adieu François (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Is Madame Catherine? Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% The Mystery of the Yellow Room Robert Darzac (Character) - 2003
64% 65% Time of the Wolf Koslowski (Character) $61.4K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Piece of Sky Joanna's Lawyer (Character) - 2002
75% 79% Safe Conduct Roger Richebé (Character) $26.6K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon an Angel Mr. Faivre (Character) - 2002
88% 85% The Son Olivier (Character) $65.6K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milk of Human Kindness Dr. Gérard Cafarelli (Character) - 2001
97% 82% Read My Lips Marchand (Character) $1.4M 2001
No Score Yet 33% Day Off Denis Pelloutier (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 80% National 7 (Uneasy Rider) René (Character) $26.6K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Save Me Casteldi (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Je Suis Vivante et Je Vous Aime Etienne (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nadia and the Hippos Andre (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 56% Perhaps Jean-Claude (Character) $5.9K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Alive and I Love You Etienne (Character) - 1999
90% 83% Rosetta The Boss (Character) $261.5K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody for a Hustler Le dépanneur (Character) - 1998
95% 91% The Promise Roger (Character) $454.7K 1996

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Sun Alain Gruard (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mesrine Unknown (Character) 2014

QUOTES FROM Olivier Gourmet CHARACTERS

Olivier says: The boy you killed was my son

Olivier says: You killed my father, you killed my people!

Max says: Without an image there is no story.