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Born: October 25, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: actor, writer, director

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Magnetic, intense French actor Mathieu Amalric made his film debut in the 1980s, but achieved greater fame almost a decade later with appearances in features by Steven Spielberg, Julien Temple and Sofia Coppola. In his native country, Amalric was best known for his three collaborations with director Arnaud Desplechin, who gave him his first notable role in 1997's "Ma Vie Sexuelle." The acclaim surrounding Amalric's work with Desplechin led to other notable performances in European films, as well as a second career as a film director. Amalric's profile rose to global proportions after his moving turn as a paraplegic in Temple's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). His decision to play the villain in "Quantum of Solace" (2008), the second James Bond picture with Daniel Craig, raised eyebrows among his arthouse following, but he soon laid their fears to rest by reuniting with Desplechin for "A Christmas Tale" (2008). The dichotomy of the two projects proved that Amalric was a performer whose passion lay less with stardom than with the quality of the project at hand.

Magnetic, intense French actor Mathieu Amalric made his film debut in the 1980s, but achieved greater fame almost a decade later with appearances in features by Steven Spielberg, Julien Temple and Sofia Coppola. In his native country, Amalric was best known for his three collaborations with director Arnaud Desplechin, who gave him his first notable role in 1997's "Ma Vie Sexuelle." The acclaim surrounding Amalric's work with Desplechin led to other notable performances in European films, as well as a second career as a film director. Amalric's profile rose to global proportions after his moving turn as a paraplegic in Temple's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007). His decision to play the villain in "Quantum of Solace" (2008), the second James Bond picture with Daniel Craig, raised eyebrows among his arthouse following, but he soon laid their fears to rest by reuniting with Desplechin for "A Christmas Tale" (2008). The dichotomy of the two projects proved that Amalric was a performer whose passion lay less with stardom than with the quality of the project at hand.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Tournee (2010)
2.
  Stade de Wimbledon, Le (2002) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bird People (2014)
2.
 Venus in Fur (2014)
4.
 Jimmy Picard (2013)
6.
 Camille Redouble (2012)
7.
 Sinkholes, The (2012)
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10.
 Bancs publics (2011)
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Started in movies when he was 17 as a trainee [assistant director] and an assistant editor
1984:
First acting role was a small part in the French drama "Favourites of the Moon"
1990:
Directed first short film, "Sans rires"
1996:
First substantive role was as a notorious lothario in "Diary of a Seducer"
1996:
First gained fame in the film "Ma Vie Sexuelle (My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument)"
1998:
Starred in the French film "Late August, Early September" directed by Olivier Assayas
1998:
Appeared opposite Juliette Binoche in the art-house hit "Alice and Martin"
2001:
Directed debut feature, "Wimbledon Stage"
2003:
Wrote and directed "La Chose publique (Public Affairs)"
2004:
Offered an award-winning turn in the critically acclaimed drama "Kings & Queen"
2005:
Cast by director Steven Spielberg in the thriller "Munich" opposite Eric Bana and Daniel Craig
2007:
Helmed the documentary short "Let Them Grow Up Here"
2007:
Garnered international recognition as paralyzed fashion editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in the Oscar-nominated "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
2008:
Cast as the villain in the Marc Forster directed James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace"; starring Daniel Craig as Bond
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