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Also Known As: Chritopher Guy Denis Lambert, Christophe Lambert Died:
Born: March 29, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, USA Profession: actor, stockbroker

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A handsome, steely leading man in American films as well as those of his native France, Christopher Lambert gained worldwide fame with his first starring role in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984) before becoming something of a pop culture icon through the "Highlander" (1986) franchise. Though the "Highlander" films, which cast him as an immortal Scottish swordsman, became objects of cult worship, they also typecast Lambert as a man of action in dozens of low-budget shoot 'em ups and historical adventures. If the marginalization bothered Lambert, he did not seem to show it, as he continued to work steadily into the 21st century, providing a touch of Continental charm to his soulful assassins and stalwart lawmen, which in turn endeared him to a vast audience of action fans.

A handsome, steely leading man in American films as well as those of his native France, Christopher Lambert gained worldwide fame with his first starring role in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes" (1984) before becoming something of a pop culture icon through the "Highlander" (1986) franchise. Though the "Highlander" films, which cast him as an immortal Scottish swordsman, became objects of cult worship, they also typecast Lambert as a man of action in dozens of low-budget shoot 'em ups and historical adventures. If the marginalization bothered Lambert, he did not seem to show it, as he continued to work steadily into the 21st century, providing a touch of Continental charm to his soulful assassins and stalwart lawmen, which in turn endeared him to a vast audience of action fans.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Percussions (2009)
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 Blood Shot (2009)
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 White Material (2009)
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 Metamorphosis (2007)
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 Trivial (2007)
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 Day of Wrath (2006)
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 Southland Tales (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

1957:
Born in New York while his father was a French diplomat at the United Nations
1959:
Moved to Geneva at the age of two
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Raised in France
1980:
Feature acting debut, "The Telephone Bar"
1984:
First English-language film in a lead role, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"
1986:
Starred in fantasy action film "Highlander" as main protagonist Connor MacLeod, also known as The Highlander
1990:
Co-founded Paris-based production company AFCL with his partner Anne Francois
1990:
First film produced by AFCL, "Great, My Parents Are Divorced"
1991:
Founded L.A.-based production company SSTM Corp.
1991:
Reprised titular role in "Highlander II: The Quickening"
1992:
First film as executive producer, "Knight Moves"; also starred
1992:
Guest starred as his character in the films on the pilot episode of the syndicated "Highlander: The Series"
1994:
Third feature as Connor MacLeod, "Highlander: The Final Dimension"
1995:
Cast as the thunder god Raiden in feature adaptation of the popular video game series "Mortal Kombat"
1999:
Played the title character in a post-apocalyptic set feature adaptation of "Beowulf"
2000:
Once again reprised role for the fourth film in the series, "Highlander: Endgame"
2002:
Executive produced and co-starred with Dennis Hopper in the crime thriller "The Piano Player"
2004:
Executive produced the drama thriller "The Good Shepherd," starring Christian Slater and Stephen Rea
2006:
Cast in the Richard Kelly directed ensemble drama "Southland Tales"
2009:
Starred in the French war drama "White Material"
2012:
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"
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Education

Paris Conservatoire: -
Ecole Florent: -

Notes

"I love to act because it allows me to be different people and to do things I wouldn't be able to do in real life. So obviously I lean toward the fantasy epics, since of course that gets me away from the reality of everyday life. But that doesn't mean one day I won't do a love story." --Christopher Lambert, quoted in SCI FI, April 1995

On acting school: "It was all too intellectual. They were asking too many questions like, how do you hold your glass when you're behind the bar? And I was thinking, this is stupid. In real life you don't ask questions like this. You just hold the glass." --Christopher Lambert, quoted in LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 26, 1993

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wife:
Diane Lane. Actor. Acted opposite Lambert in the films "Love Dream" (1988) and "Knight Moves" (1992); married in 1988; divorced in 1994.
companion:
Alba Perietti. Actor. Italian; together in 1996.
wife:
Jaimyse Haft. Married in February 1999.

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daughter:
Eleanor Jasmine Lambert. Born on September 5, 1993; mother, Diane Lane.

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