Daniel Auteuil (French pronunciation: [danjɛl otœj]; born 24 January 1950) is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. In 1996 he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival together with Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne. He is also the winner of two César Awards for Best Actor, one in 1987 as Ugolin Soubeyran in Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources and one for his role in Girl on the Bridge. For his role in Jean de Florette he also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Auteuil is considered one of France's most respected actors.
Daniel Auteuil in 2011
|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter|
|Children||3; including Aurore Auteuil|
Life and careerEdit
Daniel Auteuil was born on 24 January 1950 in Algiers, French Algeria, the son of opera singers. He grew up in Avignon and Nancy, France. He began his acting career in musical comedy and made his film debut in 1972.
Auteuil's starring role in the historical drama film Jean de Florette (1986) and its sequel Manon des Sources (1986) brought him international recognition. Auteuil has since become one of the best-known, best-paid and most popular actors in France. Through his appearances in films including the swashbuckler Le bossu (1997), the comedy The Closet (2001), the romantic comedy After You... (2003), the thriller Caché (2005) and the comedy My Best Friend (2006), he has since gained greater international recognition.
Auteuil has two daughters: Aurore Auteuil with his former partner, Anne Jousset, and Nelly from a ten-year relationship with actress Emmanuelle Béart, his co-star in the films A Heart in Winter and Manon des Sources (1986). He married Aude Ambroggi, a Corsican sculptor, on 22 July 2006 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica.
At age 16, thanks to André Benedetto, who led a company in Avignon, Auteuil began stage acting in Chekhov's La Demande en mariage. To please his parents he began studies in topography, and he worked in a nightclub cloakroom on Saturday nights to earn money.
In 1969, after attending high school in Avignon, he went to Paris with his friend Roger Miremont. He enrolled in a theater course taught by Cours Florent. Despite several attempts, he was never accepted to compete in the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique.
In 1970, he made his debut in théâtre national populaire in Early Morning. In 1972 and 1973 he appeared in the American musical Godspell. Partnered with Edwige Feuillère's theater (La folle de Chaillot) and Maria Pacôme's theater (Apprends-moi, Céline), he co-starred with François Périer in Coup de chapeau, which earned him the 1979 Gérard-Philipe prize for the best young actor of the year. He then appeared in Le Garçon d'appartement, which Gérard Lauzier adapted for the cinema in 1982 as T'empêches tout le monde de dormir.
In 1974, Auteuil made his debut on television under the direction of Marcel Jullian in the series Les Fargeot before continuing next to Rellys, Jackie Sardou and Fernand Sardou in Adieu Amélie by Jean-Paul Carrère. In 1977, he played the detective Camaret in the six-episode series Rendez-vous en noir, based on the novel by William Irish.
|2011||The Well-Digger's Daughter||Yes||Yes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1987||César Awards||Best Actor||Jean de Florette||Won|
|1987||BAFTA Award||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Jean de Florette||Won|
|1988||Molière Awards||Best Actor||Double Inconstancy (La Double Inconstance)||Nominated|
|1989||César Awards||Best Actor||Quelques jours avec moi||Nominated|
|1991||César Awards||Best Actor||Lacenaire||Nominated|
|1991||Molière Awards||Best Actor||Les Fourberies de Scapin||Nominated|
|1993||César Awards||Best Actor||A Heart in Winter (Un cœur en hiver)||Nominated|
|1993||European Film Award||Best Actor||A Heart in Winter||Won|
|1994||César Awards||Best Actor||My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée)||Nominated|
|1995||César Awards||Best Actor||La Séparation||Nominated|
|1997||César Awards||Best Actor||The Eighth Day (Le huitième jour)||Nominated|
|1998||César Awards||Best Actor||Le Bossu||Nominated|
|2000||César Awards||Best Actor||Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le pont)||Won|
|2001||Lumières Awards||Best Actor||Sade||Won|
|2003||César Awards||Best Actor||The Adversary (L'Adversaire)||Nominated|
|2004||César Awards||Best Actor||After You... (Après vous...)||Nominated|
|2005||César Awards||Best Actor||Department 36 (36, quai des Orfèvres)||Nominated|
|2005||European Film Award||Best Actor||Caché||Won|
- Marx, Rebecca Flint. "Daniel Auteuil Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Marx, Rebecca Flint. "Daniel Auteuil Awards". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Marx, Rebecca Flint. "Daniel Auteuil". AllMovie. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Saperstein, Pat (23 April 2013). "Nicole Kidman, Christopher Waltz, Ang Lee Among Cannes Jury Members". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- Boyé, Bernard (2010). Les légendes du cinéma français : Daniel Auteuil. Éditions Autres Temps. p. 12..
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