Sandrine Bonnaire

Sandrine Bonnaire

  • Highest Rated: 100% Truk (L'enkas) (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 49% Femme Fatale (2002)
  • Birthday: May 31, 1967
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of the most esteemed French actresses of her generation, Sandrine Bonnaire made her name playing complex and often rebellious women for such directors as Claude Chabrol, Maurice Pialat, Agnès Varda, and Patrice Leconte. Born in Gannta, Allier, France on May 31, 1967, Bonnaire grew up in a large family, the seventh of ten children. She made her entrance into the acting world while still in her early teens, taking parts in such films as La Boum 2, the 1982 sequel to the popular coming-of-age film starring Sophie Marceau. During this time, one of Bonnaire's sisters introduced her to Pialat, who cast her as the lead in À Nos Amours. Bonnaire's portrayal of a young girl who uses sex as a substitute for love made her a star in her native country, earning a César Award for Most Promising Young Actress. Two years later, Bonnaire won her second César, a Best Actress honor for her disturbing, uncompromising portrayal of a young drifter in Agnès Varda's Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond). Bonnaire spent the rest of the decade working steadily for some of France's most accomplished directors. Highlights included André Téchiné's Les Innocents (1987), which cast her as a woman caught in the Arab subculture of a small French coastal town; Pialat's Sous le Soleil de Satan (1987), in which Bonnaire played a troubled, pregnant teenager who kills the father of her unborn child; and Patrice Leconte's Monsieur Hire (1989), an acclaimed psychological drama in which she played the unwitting object of a man's voyeuristic obsession. For her portrayal of Joan of Arc in Jacques Rivette's Jeanne la Pucelle (1994), Bonnaire earned another Best Actress César nomination. The following year, she won more acclaim, including the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup, for her work in Claude Chabrol's La Cérémonie, a crime drama that cast her as the mousy, dyslexic maid of a wealthy couple. Following a few more dramatic turns, Bonnaire appeared in Rivette's psychological thriller Secret Défense (1998), playing a medical researcher whose younger brother is hell-bent on getting revenge for their father's mysterious death. In 1999, Bonnaire returned to a more dramatic milieu with Chabrol's crime drama Au Coeur du Mensonge, and Regis Wargnier's Est-Ouest, a historical drama that cast her as a young woman experiencing the hardships of postwar restructuring in her Russian husband's homeland.


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No Score Yet Ce soir-là et les jours d'après Irène 2019
100% Truk (L'enkas) Actor 2018
No Score Yet Catch the Wind (Prendre le large) Edith 2017
No Score Yet Faithfull Director 2017
91% A Season in France (Une Saison en France) Carole 2017
No Score Yet Le ciel attendra Catherine 2016
No Score Yet Elles... Les filles du Plessis Directrice foyer 2016
No Score Yet Rouge Sang Actor 2014
No Score Yet Salaud, on t'aime Nathalie Béranger 2014
No Score Yet Adieu Paris (Upgrade) Françoise Dupret 2013
No Score Yet J'enrage De Son Absence Screenwriter Director 2012
71% Joueuse (Queen to Play) Hélène $0.5M 2011
No Score Yet Peaux De Vaches Actor 2011
86% L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel) Claire Vigneaux 2008
No Score Yet A Simple Heart (Un coeur simple) Felicite 2008
No Score Yet Her Name is Sabine Actor 2008
No Score Yet Her Name is Sabine (Elle s'appelle Sabine) Actor Director 2007
No Score Yet Demandez la permission aux enfants (Kid Power) Marie 2007
No Score Yet Could This Be Love? (Je crois que je l'aime) Elsa 2007
No Score Yet L'Équipier (The Light) Mabe 2004
No Score Yet The Giraffe's Neck (Le Cou de la girafe) Helene 2004
No Score Yet Resistance Lucette Oomlop 2003
86% Intimate Strangers Anna $2.1M 2003
No Score Yet La captive du désert La 2003
49% Femme Fatale Special Guest Cannes Film Festival $6.6M 2002
No Score Yet That's Life (C'est La Vie) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Claire Canselier 2001
65% East/West Marie 2000
100% The Color of Lies (Au coeur du mensonge) Vivianne Sterne 1999
85% Secret Défense Sylvie 1999
No Score Yet Circle of Passion Katherine Beaufort 1997
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) Sophie 1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Actor for a Day 1995
No Score Yet Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons) Joan of Arc 1994
No Score Yet Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles) Joan of Arc 1994
No Score Yet The Plague (La Peste) Martine Rambert 1992
No Score Yet Towards Evening Stella 1990
100% Monsieur Hire Alice 1989
No Score Yet Quelques jours avec moi (A Few Days with Me) Francine 1988
No Score Yet Les innocents (The Innocents) Jeanne 1987
100% Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) (Under Satan's Sun) Mouchette 1987
No Score Yet The Prude Actor 1986
No Score Yet La Puritaine Manon 1986
No Score Yet Police Lydie 1985
100% Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) Mona 1985
No Score Yet Le meilleur de la vie (A Better Life) Veronique 1985
88% À nos amours (To Our Loves) (Suzanne) Actor 1983
No Score Yet La boum 2 Actor 1982
No Score Yet 4 by Agnes Varda Actor 1956
No Score Yet Joan the Maiden Actor


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