Friday, July 15, 2011

Gaspard Ulliel

Gaspard Ulliel

Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: [ɡaspaʁ yljɛl]; born 25 November 1984) is a French film actor. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the thriller Hannibal Rising.

Life and career

Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb in Paris) to a runway show producer mother and a stylist father He has a scar on his cheek as a result of a dog's scratch from when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six. He says it increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple. Ulliel attended the University of Saint-Denis, where he studied cinema. He began acting while he was still at school, appearing in Une Femme En Blanc, a film for French television. He also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by Les égarés director André Téchiné.
In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
Ulliel is the current face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss.
Ulliel was chosen as the face of Chanel for its new men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. The film for the campaign was directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and debuted in August 2010.


Ulliel was nominated for a César Award on the category Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he won that award for his role in A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou.



Year Film Role Other notes
1997 Mission protection rapprochée
TV film
1998 Bonnes vacances Joel TV film
1999 Alias Nicolas Trajet
La bascule Olivier Baron TV film
Juliette Nicolas Dastier TV film
2000 Julien l'apprenti 14-year-old Julien TV film
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Louis
L'oiseau rare Gaspard
2002 Summer Things Loïc
2003 Strayed Jean Delmas
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Leon
A Very Long Engagement Manech Langonnet
Le dernier jour Simon
2005 Nina's Home Izik
2006 Paris, je t'aime Gaspard
2007 Jacquou le Croquant Jacquou
Hannibal Rising Hannibal Lecter

2008 Third Part of the World François
Un barrage contre le Pacifique Joseph
2009 Le Premier Cercle Anton Malakian
Ultimatum Nathanaël
The Vintner's Luck Xas
2010 The Princess of Montpensier Henri de Guise
Year Television appearance Role Other notes
1999 Le refuge Quentin "La Finette"
2004 Navarro Thierry Morlaas "La Machination"


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