Marion Cotillard

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Marion Cotillard
Cotillard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 48)
Paris, France
Other namesSimone[1]
  • Actress
  • singer
  • film producer
  • environmentalist
Years active1993–present
Partner(s)Guillaume Canet (2007–present)
AwardsFull list
Cotillard in July 2009

Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is a French stage and movie actress, and singer.

Career[change | change source]

She made her career well known by roles in such movies as in La Vie en Rose, My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument, Taxi, Furia, Jeux d'enfants and A Very Long Engagement. She has also appeared in movies like Big Fish, A Good Year, Public Enemies, Nine, Inception, Midnight in Paris, Contagion, The Dark Knight Rises and Rust and Bone.

In 2007, Cotillard starred as a French singer in Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. For that role she won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the César Award, and the Golden Globe Award for best actress. She made movie history by becoming the first person to win an Academy Award for a French language performance. In 2010 she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the musical Nine.

Early Life and Family[change | change source]

Cotillard was born in Paris, France on September 30, 1975[2] to Jean Claude-Cotillard who is an actor, former mime, and a Molière Award-winning director. Cotillard's mother Monique (known as Niseema) Theillaud, is also an actress and a drama teacher. She has two younger twin brothers, Quentin and Guillaume. Guillaume is a screenwriter and director. She began acting during her childhood, appearing on stage for her father's plays.

Personal life[change | change source]

Cotillard currently lives with her partner Guillaume Canet. Many reports say the couple prefers to live a simple lifestyle, and they are often spotted in cafes and shopping together in Paris. Neither of the two discusses their relationship with the media, although photos of the couple regularly surface in the European tabloids. On May 20, 2011, the couple had their first child called Marcel.

Filmography[change | change source]

Feature films[change | change source]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes or original title
1994 The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed Mathilde L'Histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse
1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument Student Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle)
La Belle Verte Macha
1998 Taxi Lilly Bertineau
1999 War in the Highlands Julie Bonzon La Guerre dans le Haut Pays
Furia Élia
Blue Away to America Solange Du bleu jusqu'en Amérique
2000 Taxi 2 Lilly Bertineau
2001 Lisa Young Lisa
Pretty Things Marie / Lucie Les Jolies Choses
2002 A Private Affair Clarisse Entoven Une affaire privée
2003 Taxi 3 Lilly Bertineau
Love Me If You Dare Sophie Kowalsky Jeux d'enfants
Big Fish Joséphine Bloom First English-language film
2004 Innocence Mademoiselle Éva
A Very Long Engagement Tina Lombardi Un long dimanche de fiançailles
2005 Cavalcade Alizée
Love Is in the Air Alice Ma vie en l'air
Mary Gretchen Mol
Burnt Out Lisa Sauf le respect que je vous dois
The Black Box Isabelle Kruger / Alice La Boîte Noire
Edy Céline / La chanteuse du rêve
2006 Toi et moi Léna
Dikkenek Nadine
Fair Play Nicole
A Good Year Fanny Chenal
2007 La Vie en rose Édith Piaf La môme
2009 Public Enemies Billie Frechette
The Last Flight Marie Vallières de Beaumont Le dernier vol
Nine Luisa Contini
2010 Inception Mal
Little White Lies Marie Les petits mouchoirs
2011 Midnight in Paris Adriana
Contagion Dr. Leonora Orantes
2012 Rust and Bone Stéphanie De Rouille et D'os
The Dark Knight Rises Miranda Tate / Talia al Ghul
2013 The Immigrant Ewa Cybulska
Blood Ties Monica
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Co-host Cameo
2014 Two Days, One Night Sandra Bya Deux jours, une nuit
2015 The Little Prince The Rose Voice
Macbeth Lady Macbeth
2016 It's Only the End of the World Catherine Juste la fin du monde
From the Land of the Moon Gabrielle Mal de Pierres
Allied Marianne Beauséjour
Assassin's Creed Dr. Sofia Rikkin
2017 Rock'n Roll Marion Cotillard
Ismael's Ghosts Carlotta Les Fantômes d'Ismaël
2018 Angel Face Marlène Gueule d'ange
2019 Little White Lies 2 Marie Nous finirons ensemble
2020 Bigger Than Us Documentary; as producer
Dolittle Tutu Voice
2021 Annette Ann Defrasnoux
2022 Brother and Sister Alice Frère et Sœur
The Inventor Louise de Savoy Voice

Short films[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director
1995 Snuff Movie Olivier Van Hoofstadt
1996 Insalata Mista Juliette Emmanuel Hamon
1997 Affaire classée Nathalie Luc Gallissaires
La sentence Mauro Losa
1998 La surface de réparation Stella Valérie Müller
1999 L'appel de la cave Rachel Mathieu Mercier
2000 Quelques jours de trop Franck Guérin
Le marquis Gilles Paquet-Brenner
2001 Heureuse La virtuelle de 35 kg. Céline Nieszawer
Boomer Mme Boomer Karim Adda
2009 Lady Noire Affair Lady Noire Olivier Dahan
2010 Lady Rouge Lady Rouge Jonas Åkerlund
Lady Blue Shanghai Lady Blue David Lynch
Lady Grey London Lady Grey John Cameron Mitchell
2011 L.A.dy Dior Margaux John Cameron Mitchell

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Étude sur le Mouvement Fairy Segment: "Intériorité"
Highlander Lori Bellian Episodes: "Saving Grace" and "Nowhere to Run"
1994 Extrême Limite Sophie Colbert Episodes: "Père et fille" and "La pistonnée"
1996 Théo la tendresse Laura Episode: "La nouvelle de la semaine"
Chloé Chloé Television film
L'@mour est à réinventer Laurence Episode: "La mouette"
1998 Interdit de Vieillir Abigail Dougnac Television film
2001 Les Redoutables Gabby Episode: "Doggy dog"
Une femme piégée (aka Vertigo: A Woman in Danger) Florence Lacaze Television film
2005 Une américaine à Paris Herself Television film
2008 Génération duo Herself Television film
2013 Le Débarquement Nathalie the Bear 1 episode
2014 Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special Herself 1 episode
2015 Castings Herself Rap battle with Nekfeu and Orelsan (1 episode)
2021 La Vengeance au Triple Galop Kim Randall Television film
TBA Extrapolations Sylvie Bolo Upcoming series

Voice work[change | change source]

Cotillard has dubbed several films and documentaries in France and in the U.S., and also dubbed in French all of her roles in English-language films.[3][4]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Big Fish Joséphine Bloom French version
2004 Cinq Contes Musicaux Pour les Petits Narrator Children's audiobook (in French)
2005 Mary Gretchen Mol French version
2006 Happy Feet Gloria French version only
2009 Public Enemies Billie Frechette French version
Nine Luisa Contini French version
OceanWorld 3D Sea Turtle Documentary (French version)
2010 Inception Mal French version
2011 Midnight in Paris Adriana French version
Contagion Dr. Leonora Orantes French version
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Miranda Tate French version
2013 The Immigrant Ewa Cybulska French version
Blood Ties Monica French version
2014 Terre des Ours Narrator Documentary (French version)
The Amazon's Silent Crisis Narrator Short Film for Greenpeace (English version)
2015 Minions Scarlet Overkill French version only
April and the Extraordinary World Avril a.k.a. Avril et le Monde truqué, original French version
Unity Narrator Documentary (in English)
Home Narrator Short Film (French version)
2016 Allied Marianne Beausejour French version
Assassin's Creed Dr. Sofia Rikkin French version
2017 Assassin's Creed: Origins Cameo appearance
2021 Charlotte Charlotte Salomon French version; also executive producer

Music videos[change | change source]

List of music video appearances, showing year released, artist(s) and director(s)
Year Title Artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
1990 Petite fille Les Wampas Unknown [5]
2003 No Reason to Cry Out Your Eyes Hawksley Workman Unknown [6]
2004 Givin'Up Richard Archer and Tommy Hools Unknown
2009 Beds Are Burning TckTckTck – Time for Climate Justice Chic & Artistic [7]
2010 More Than Meets the Eye Yodelice Unknown [8]
Breathe In Yodelice Unknown
Take It All (from the film Nine) Marion Cotillard Rob Marshall [9]
The Eyes of Mars Marion Cotillard and Franz Ferdinand Jonas Åkerlund [10]
2012 Lily's Body Marion Cotillard Eliott Bliss [11]
2013 The Next Day David Bowie Floria Sigismondi [12]
2014 Snapshot in LA Marion Cotillard: Lady Dior – Enter the Game Eliott Bliss and Marion Cotillard [13]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rafanelli, Stephanie (2 August 2014). "Marion Cotillard: 'Before my family, everything was dedicated to the character'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 January 2022. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. Gilbey, Ryan (7 July 2007). "Marion has no regrets either". Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2007.
  3. "Marion Cotillard Voice Work". Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. de La Valette, Phalène (6 July 2015). ""Les Minions" : Marion Cotillard terrorisée par Monsieur Propre !". Le Point. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. "Les Wampas Petite fille – YouTube". YouTube. 21 June 2009. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  6. "Hawksley Workman – No Reason To Cry Out Your Eyes". YouTube. 20 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. "Beds Are Burning – 'TckTckTck – Time for Climate Justice – YouTube". YouTube. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. "Yodelice – More Than Meets The Eye – YouTube". YouTube. 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  9. "Marion Cotillard – Take It All". YouTube. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  10. "Eyes of Mars – Marion Cotillard & Franz Ferdinand". YouTube. 3 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  11. "Marion Cotillard – Lily's Body (Lady Dior Web Documentary)". YouTube. 26 September 2015. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  12. "David Bowie – The Next Day (Explicit)". YouTube. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  13. "Marion Cotillard – Enter The Game". YouTube. 19 November 2014. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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