Marion Cotillard, the well-known for his roles in the films Taxi, Home, and The Dark Knight Rises is not only considered one of the most successful and talented French actresses, but also one of the most beautiful women in the world. I invite you to learn more about this wonderful actress.
Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Her mother - stage actress, his father, Jean-Claude - theater actor, director, founder of the theater group "Cotillard" and a teacher in a school of acting. Marion's childhood took place in the city of Orleans, Loiret department, where she studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art and attended courses singing. However, the profession of the parents played a role - in the age of six she began to appear on stage - or cued actress-mother, or shone in specially designed for her father, director of children's plays.
In 1994, she starred in one episode ("Nowhere to Run"), the American television series "Highlander". After this debut Cotillard began acting in films and on television. Her first role on the big screen was the role of Matilda in the film "The history of a boy who wanted to be kissed" Philippe Harel about the life of a young and lonely student Raul, who dreams of love and first kiss. In the same year Marion had a major role in the youth series "extreme limit", which tells about the life of students of French sport institute. In 1996, she played a supporting role in the drama of Arnaud Desplechin "As I discussed ... (my sex life)" and the sci-fi comedy Coline Serreau "Green Beauty". Despite these attempts to find its niche in the French cinema, the actress's career stagnated.
In 1997, for his role in a theatrical production of "discontinued business" Marion was awarded the prestigious theater awards. At the same time it adopted the role of Lily Bertino, the bride of the protagonist in the comedy thriller directed by Girard Pires "Taxi" written and produced by Luc Besson made famous. This tape with exciting adventures and races on the busy streets of Marseilles has become one of the most successful films in France of the 1990s and has received wide international acclaim, and Marion has now become a well-known French and foreign viewers, and was also nominated for his performance in the major film award of French cinema "Cesar" as the most promising actress. In 2000 and 2003, she again appeared on the screen in the same role in the two sequels of this film, "Taxi 2" and "Taxi 3", respectively.
After the "Taxi" Marion has established itself in the French cinema, and began to receive one proposal after another. Notable films with her participation: a historical love drama Francis Rёssersa "War of the mountains" and war drama Pierre Grimblata "Lisa." In 2000, she was a member of the jury at the festival of fantastic cinema in Gerardmer. In 2001, Cotillard played his first starring film role in the melodrama Gilles Paquet-Brenne "Lovely stuff", where she played two roles, twin sisters Mary and Lucy. Both roles demanded from Marion to sing in the film, for which it is further passed month courses of singing, having been behind a musical education. For this film Cotillard again nominated for "Cesar" as the most promising actress and again received the award.
Although Cotillard still better known in France, the painting with its participation began to bring her international fame. She starred in the thriller Guillaume Nicla "Private Investigation" and the romantic comedy of Yann Samuel's "Love Me If You Dare", which has demonstrated its ability to play a complex and touching romantic lead. For her performance, she was awarded Best Actress at the Film Festival in Newport Beach. In 2003, Marion starred in his first major foreign film, playing the role of Josephine, the pregnant daughter of the protagonist fantastic tragicomedy directed by Tim Burton's "Big Fish," which was about a very serious cast ensemble of Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny De Vito, Steve Buscemi and Jessica Lange.
Cooperation with the director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the apogee of his career of actress. In his drama about World War I, "A Very Long Engagement" in 2004 Wife tells the story of a young girl Matilda (it played Audrey Tautou), who is looking for her missing fiance who was sentenced to death along with four more soldiers for willful self-mutilation out of fear of the battle. Marion Cotillard starred Tina Lombardi, a former prostitute who is also looking for her lover. But he died in the war, and Tina takes out his anger on the accused of seeking revenge their deaths. This role is performed Marion is very vital and, as the director in his audikommentariyah the film, during the filming experience strong tension. For its admirable game Cotillard won the prize "Cesar" in the category "Best Actress».
After the international success of "A Very Long Engagement" Marion was one of the most popular actresses of French cinema. In 2005 came six films with her participation, and in November 2006 the premiere of the romantic comedy Ridley Scott's "A Good Year," in which Cotillard played a major role in a pair with Russell Crowe. In 2007, Marion appeared on the screen in the form of the famous French singer Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose." In this role, she was chosen from hundreds of actresses auditioned. For this film Cotillard won the "Golden Globe" in the category "Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)" and "Oscar" for "Best Actress».