Olivier Dahan

Olivier Dahan (born 26 June 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. His third directed film, La Vie en rose, was one of the only French cinema films to win two Academy Awards,[citation needed] including the first acting Oscar in the French language.

Olivier Dahan
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Olivier Dahan in 2010
Born (1967-06-26) 26 June 1967 (age 54)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1994–present


Dahan was born in La Ciotat, France, to a father of Algerian-Jewish origin.[1] In 1991, Olivier Dahan received a diploma in art at the Art school of Marseille, then shot several short subjects and clips.

In the beginning of 2004, he decided to shoot a film on the life of the French singer Édith Piaf. The film was a success and the actress Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Upon accepting the award, she credited Olivier Dahan for changing her life in whole and as an actress.

In the afterwards of the Academy Award ceremony, Olivier Dahan started to work on an English-language road movie named My Own Love Song released on April 7, 2010.[2]

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  1. ^ "Môme pas peur" (in French). Libération.fr. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  2. ^ "'La Vie en Rose' director to shoot in US deep south". AFP. 2008-02-26. Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-03-16.

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