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Marion Cotillard

Birthday: 
Tuesday, September 30, 1975
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Birth Place: 
Paris, France
Height: 
5' 6½

Academy Award-winning French actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris to Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. While still a teenager, Cotillard made her cinema debut in the film L'histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (1994). Her first prominent screen role was as "Lilly Bertineau" in Taxi (1998/I), a role which she reprised in two sequels.

In 2007, Cotillard received international recognition for her iconic portrayal of legendary French singer Édith Piaf in La vie en rose (2007). The role won Cotillard the Academy Award for Best Actress along with a César (France's equivalent to the Oscar), a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe. That made her only the second actress to win an acting Oscar performing in a language other than English next to Sophia Loren (Two Women (1960)). Only two male performers (Roberto Benigni for Life Is Beautiful (1997) and Robert De Niro for The Godfather: Part II (1974)) have won an Oscar for solely non-English parts.

Cotillard has worked much more frequently in English-language movies following her Academy Award recognition. In 2009, she acted opposite Johnny Depp in Public Enemies (2009), and later that year had a role in musical Nine (2009). The following year, she took on the main antagonist role in Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010), and in 2011 she had memorable parts in Midnight in Paris (2011) and Contagion (2011). In 2012, Cotillard received wide-spread acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Rust and Bone (2012), and reteamed with Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). 

Awards and Nominations

2008 - Won - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (La vie end rose)

News

The Dark Knight Tumbler Tour comes to Atlanta and other major cities

In anticipation of Christoper Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy, fans will have the opportunity to see both the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod up close and personal when The Dark Knight Tumbler Tour comes to Atlanta on Saturday, June 23.... Read more
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Marion Cotillard 'in Discussions' to Join 'Dark Knight Rises'

Marion Cotillard may join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. A rep for the actress in Paris said that her involvement in the film is currently "in discussions, but nothing has been confirmed yet." WB France has yet to comment.... Read more
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Matt Damon Suffers Contagion

Looks like Michael Douglas will have to put the bouffant hairdo back in the cupboard for a few extra months: Steven Soderbergh has lined up yet another project, and it appears this will shoot before Liberace. This autumn, the prolific director will be working on Contagion.... Read more
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Reviews

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

The 2010 French film Little White Lies finally makes its way overseas for a U.S.... Read more
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The Dark Knight Rises

For the past seven years Christopher Nolan has given fans a much darker and realistic version of the Batman. In Batman Begins he introduced us to the hallucinogenic toxins of the Scarecrow and followed it up with the psychotic Joker in The Dark Knight.... Read more
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Contagion

The term "Masterpiece" was originally used to describe the work of a beginning artist hoping to one day become a master in his line of work. From there, it was coined as the greatest work of an artist's career.... Read more
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Inception

There's no question that Inception is one of the best movies to come out of 2010. Director Christopher Nolan puts together a spectacular psychological thriller that will both amaze and confuse you.... Read more
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Inception

When Inception's trailer first hit the theaters, people had no idea what it was about. It had something to do with your mind and dreams and that was about it. Regardless, it was Christopher Nolan's next project and after the success of The Dark Knight, people were starting to get excited.... Read more
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Videos

Two Days One Night (Trailer #1)

Two Days One Night (Trailer #1)

Two Days One Night starring Marion Cotillard ... Read more
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The Immigrant (Trailer #1)

The Immigrant (Trailer #1)

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Rust And Bone TRAILER

Rust And Bone TRAILER

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The Dark Knight Rises: Official Trailer

The Dark Knight Rises: Official Trailer

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Inception TRAILER

Inception TRAILER

A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind. ... Read more
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