Louis Garrel

Active - 2001 - Present  |   Born - Jun 14, 1983 in París  |   Genres - Drama

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Primarily known in the U.S. for his memorable performance in director Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial 2003 drama The Dreamers, Paris-born actor Louis Garrel made his first onscreen appearance in the 1989 film Les Baisers de Secours (Emergency Kisses). While it was over a decade until Garrel would appear onscreen again, his comeback role in Rodolphe Marconi's 2001 Ceci Est Mon Corps (This Is My Body) marked the beginning of a spectacular run that would find him working with some of the biggest directors on the international film scene and winning his very first César Award (for the 2005 film Les Amants Réguilers [Regular Lovers]). Shortly after portraying the male half of a cinema-obsessed pair of siblings in Bertolucci's The Dreamers, Garrel stunned viewers with his performance as a young man who loses his father and subsequently follows his amoral mother on a hedonistic journey of depravity in Christophe Honoré's adaptation of the notorious Georges Bataille novel Ma Mère. On the heels of his critically acclaimed performance in Les Amants Réguilers, Garrel again teamed with Honoré for Dans Paris in 2006 and Les Chansons d'Amour in 2007.

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  • A los 6 años apareció por primera vez en la pantalla bajo la dirección de su padre, el director Philippe Garrel, en Les baisers de secours. El joven Louis juega junto a su madre, Brigitte Sy, y su abuelo, Maurice Garrel.
  • En 2001 hizo su verdadero debut en el cine en Ceci est mon corps de Rodolphe Marconi.
  • Conoció a su compañera Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi en 2006 durante el rodaje de Actrices.
  • Actor fetiche de Christophe Honoré, ha colaborado en 5 obras del director.
  • En 2008 realizó su primer cortometraje, Mes copains.
  • Rostro del cine de autor, hizo una aparición en Les amours imaginaires del quebequense Xavier Dolan, bajo la dirección de quien rodará también Laurence Anyways (2012).
  • En 2013 graba su primer largometraje, Les deux amis, que coescribe con Christophe Honoré.