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Vincent Perez (III)

Highest Rated:   100% Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)
Lowest Rated:   10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
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Birthplace:   Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Actor turned writer/director Vincent Perez began his career as French cinema's "jeune premier romantique," its young, pretty-faced romantic. Journalists dubbed him "monsieur heartthrob" and a "nice bit of Europe-crumpet"; the readers of Paris Match magazine elected him the World's Sexiest French Speaker. He starred in a series of European costume dramas, in which he romanced France's top leading ladies -- Emmanuelle Béart, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Adjani -- and showed a penchant for full-frontal nude scenes. But he also matured into one of Europe's most gifted players, winning the prestigious Jean Gabin Prize and garnering several César nominations. He worked all over the world with many of cinema's greatest filmmakers before beginning his own promising directing career. While still admired for his charming good looks, Perez is ultimately known for his accomplishments and widely praised for his talents.Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Perez is the middle child of a German mother and a Spanish father. An imaginative youngster, he spent the majority of his time drawing pictures and composing stories. Perez idolized Charlie Chaplin and soon became interested in writing and producing films. He began putting on shows at school, which he would star in and direct. Yet, he dreamed of being a painter, sculptor, or photographer, and eventually dropped out to enter photography school. While there, he worked as a photographer's apprentice and took art classes. But the solitary lifestyle of an artist frightened him and, fearing that he would become too lonely, Perez quickly returned to acting. He enrolled at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Geneva, where he studied before moving to Paris in 1984. He spent two years at the celebrated Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris and then transferred to the experimental Ecole des Amandiers de Nanterre, where he trained under famed theater and opera director Patrice Chéreau. Perez impressed Chéreau, who cast the actor in many of his plays and is often credited with discovering him.While still in school, the actor made his big-screen debut in Jean-Pierre Limosin's Gardien de la Nuit (Night Guardian) (1986). Chéreau then tapped Perez for his screen adaptation of Anton Chekov's Hôtel de France (1987), in which he stood out among ten fellow actors from Nanterre. He went on to star opposite Jacqueline Bisset in La Maison de Jade (The House of Jade) (1988) and as Laerte in a French television production of Hamlet (1988). A year later, at the insistence of star Gérard Depardieu, director Jean-Paul Rappeneau cast Perez in the role of the tongue-tied Christian de Neuvillette in his version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1990). Perez's standout performance in the internationally acclaimed film earned him a César nomination for Most Promising Young Actor.After winning the Jean Gabin Prize for his work in the World War II drama La Neige et le Feu (Snow and Fire) (1991), Perez landed the romantic lead in Régis Wargnier's Indochine (Indochina) (1992). The Academy Award-winning period film starred Perez as a French officer stationed in Indochina who seduces a plantation owner (Catherine Deneuve) before falling in love with her adopted Indochinese daughter. With his reputation as a sex symbol now firmly established, Perez mocked himself in the romantic comedy Fanfan (1993) by playing a former lothario abstaining from sex (with French vixen Sophie Marceau) in order to make a relationship work. He then returned to costume dramas to star in Chéreau's magnificent La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) (1994). Based on Alexandre Dumas' novel, the bloody historical epic featured Perez as La Môle, a protestant noble who sacrifices himself for Margot (Isabelle Adjani). La Reine Margot took home the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and several César Awards. Perez went on to join John Malkovich, Fanny Ardant, and Marcello Mastroianni in the international cast of Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wender

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
41% Alone in Berlin
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.1M 2017
No Score Yet Dalida
  • Eddie Barclay
2016
33% The Price of Desire
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Kukhnya v Parizhe
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Puppylove
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Un prince (presque) charmant
  • Jean-Marc
2013
No Score Yet Ma Première fois
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
  • Juan Rucillio
2012
No Score Yet Ligne de vie (Line of Life)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet A Butterfly Kiss
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Monsieur Papa
  • Jean-Laurent
2011
38% Inhale
  • Dr. Martinez
$0.1M 2010
No Score Yet Bruc, the Manhunt (Bruc, La Llegenda)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet La neige et le feu (Snow and Fire)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Tomorrow at Dawn
  • Mathieu
2009
No Score Yet Arn - Tempelriddaren (Arn: The Knight Templar)
  • Brother Guilbert
2007
No Score Yet The Secret (Si j'étais toi)
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Apocalypse Code (Kod apokalipsisa)
  • Louis Devier
2007
No Score Yet The Secret
  • Director
2006
No Score Yet Nouvelle-France
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Frankenstein
  • Deucalion
2004
No Score Yet Welcome to Switzerland
  • Actor
2004
17% Battle of the Brave
  • Intendant Le Bigot
2004
No Score Yet Les Clefs de bagnole (The Car Keys)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Je reste! (I'm Staying!)
  • Bertrand
2003
No Score Yet Le Pharmacien de garde (The Pharmacist)
  • Yan Lazarrec
2003
17% Fanfan La Tulipe
  • Fanfan la tulipe
2003
17% Queen of the Damned
  • Marius
$31.1M 2002
11% Bride of the Wind
  • Oskar Kokoschka
2001
No Score Yet Le Libertin
  • Morel
2001
10% I Dreamed of Africa
  • Paolo
2000
No Score Yet Épouse-moi (Marry Me)
  • Actor
2000
59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren
  • Viviane
1999
68% Time Regained
  • Morel
1999
No Score Yet Talk of Angels
  • Francisco Areavaga
1998
No Score Yet The Treat
  • Pierre
1998
28% Swept from the Sea
  • Yanko Goorall
1998
No Score Yet Shot Through the Heart
  • Slavko
1998
87% On Guard
  • Nevers
1997
12% The Crow: City of Angels
  • Ashe
1996
65% Beyond the Clouds
  • The Boy
1995
80% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)
  • La Mole
1994
No Score Yet Fanfan
  • Alexandre
1993
No Score Yet American Ninja V
  • Ninja 2
1993
71% Indochine
  • Jean-Baptiste
1992
No Score Yet Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa (The Voyage of Captain Fracassa)
  • Actor
1990
100% Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Christian de Neuvillette
1990
No Score Yet Guardian of the Night
  • Armand
1986

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