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|Born: || August 3, 1967
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|| Paris, FR
director, actor, screenwriter, editor
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CAST: (feature film)
(2002) Riccardo Fontana
(2001) Nino Quicampoix
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Feature film debut, "Au bout du bout du banc"; co-starring Jane Birkin and directed by his father, Peter Kassovitz
Was the second assistant director to Paul Boujnah on "Moitie-Moitie"
First short film, "Fierrot le Pou"
Directed the short "Cauchemar blanc"
Helmed third short, "Assassins"; also appeared in film
Feature directorial debut "Metisse/Cafe au Lait"; also acted in the film
Acted opposite Jean-Louis Trintignant in "Regarde les hommes tomber"
Breakthrough feature as writer/director, the controversial french film, "La Haine"
Had featured role in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element"
Appeared in "Jakob the Liar"; directed by his father, Peter Kassovitz
Directed "Les Rivières Pourpres," a police detective thriller starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel
With Luc Besson and Jan Kounen, established 1B2K, a production company with offices in Paris and Los Angeles
Cast in the role of Nino Quincampoix in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's critically-acclaimed French film "Amélie"
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in "Birthday Girl"; screened at Venice and Toronto (released theatrically in 2002)
Starred in the Costa-Gavras directed film "Eyewitness"
Directed Halle Berry in the psychological thriller, "Gothika"
Played one of the lead roles in Costa-Gavras' "Amen"
Portrayed a conflicted Belgian explosives expert in Steven Spielberg's controversial film "Munich"
Directed the science fiction film "Babylon A.D.," based on the novel <i>Babylon Babies</i> by Maurice Georges Dantec
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Is it hard for him to play a romantic lead? "Yes. It's difficult for me because that's not really in my nature. It's hard for me to be a romantic on camera without giving the impression that I'm a bit of a jerk, you know - stupid." --From an interview of Matthieu Kassovitz by Stuart Jeffries in The Guardian, August 6, 2001.
."You know, in my wildest dreams I would love to direct a film with Edward Norton, Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando. I'd give everything to say to Brando: "Hey Marlon, when you reply to Robert..." I've worked with some of the greatest French actors - Michel Serrault, Vincent Cassel, Jean Reno - but that doesn't mean I only want to work with them." --Kassovitz to Stuart Jeffries in The Guardian, August 6, 2001.
Julie Mauduech. Actor. Together in the early 1990s; acted in Kassovitz's "Metisse/Cafe-au-lait" (1993); separated shortly after for seven years; reunited c. 2000.
Peter Kassovitz. Director.