Thomas Langmann

Thomas Langmann (born 24 May 1971) is a French film producer and actor, known for producing The Artist (2011), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Picture as producer in 2012.

Thomas Langmann
Thomas Langmann César 2012.jpg
Langmann at the César Awards 2012
Born (1971-05-24) 24 May 1971 (age 50)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm producer, actor, screenwriter, film director
Years active1980–present
Notable work
The Artist
Céline Bosquet
(m. 2013)
Parent(s)Claude Berri
Anne-Marie Rassam
RelativesJulien Rassam (brother)
Arlette Langmann (aunt)
Dimitri Rassam (cousin)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture


Langmann began his career as an actor in his father's films when he was a teenager, earning Cesar Award nominations for Most Promising Newcomer for Les années sandwiches in 1988 and Paris s'éveille in 1991, as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for Le nombril du monde. He became a film producer in the early 2000s. During the filming of Asterix at the Olympic Games, he was arrested for employing prostitutes and purchasing narcotics.[1][2] In 2011, Langmann produced the black and white, silent film The Artist with director Michel Hazanavicius. He was unable to attract investors to the risky project and self-financed the film. He won the Academy Award for the film at the 2012 Oscars[3] and won the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture.[4] He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Langmann was born in Paris, France, the son of Anne-Marie Rassam and film director Claude Berri. His uncle was the late producer Jean-Pierre Rassam and his brother was the late French actor Julien Rassam.[6] Both his mother and his brother committed suicide, in 1997[7] and in 2002, respectively, while his father died of a stroke in 2009.[8] He has a younger half-brother from his father's later relationship, Darius Langmann. His father Claude Berri was Jewish, and his mother Anne-Marie Rassam, who was born in Lebanon, was Lebanese Christian.[9][10][11]

In 2008, Langmann was sentenced to four months in prison for assaulting his long-term girlfriend Frédérique, with whom he had a daughter in 2002.[12] Langmann married French journalist Céline Bosquet on June 21, 2013.[13]


Langmann at the César Awards 2009.

As producerEdit

As actorEdit

  • 1980 Je vous aime
  • 1988 Les années sandwiches
  • 1989 Jour après jour
  • 1989 Bille en tête
  • 1990 Déminage (short)
  • 1990 Alberto Express
  • 1991 Night and Day
  • 1991 Paris s'éveille
  • 1992 Tous les garçons (short)
  • 1992 Les paroles invisibles (short)
  • 1992 Lover
  • 1994 Le nombril du monde
  • 1995 Court toujours: Joséphine et les gitans (short)
  • 1995 La musique de l'amour: Robert et Clara
  • 1997 Une femme très très très amoureuse
  • 1998 Foul Play
  • 2002 Dead Weight
  • 2006 Days of Glory

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1989 César Awards Best Promising Actor The Sandwich Years Nominated
1992 César Awards Best Promising Actor Paris s'éveille Nominated
1994 César Awards Best Supporting Actor Le nombril du monde Nominated
2009 César Awards Best Film Mesrine
Public Enemy #1
2010 Lumiere Awards Best Film The Artist Won
2011 Asheville Film Festival Best Feature Film Won
Austin Film Festival Out of Competition Feature Won
Chicago International Film Festival Founder's Award Won
European Film Awards Best Film Nominated
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Best Film Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Picture Won
Leeds International Film Festival Best Feature Won
Mill Valley Film Festival Favorite World Feature Won
St. Louis International Film Festival Best Dramatic Feature Won
2012 Academy Award Best Motion Picture of the Year Won
Australian Film Institute Best Film Won
BAFTA Awards Best Film Won
César Awards Best Film Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Film Won
PGA Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Won
Étoiles d'Or Best Film Won
Best Producer Won


  1. ^ "Procès de l'escort girl: le producteur d'Asterix devra-t-il comparaître? – (17:21)". Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  2. ^ (9 January 2009). "Le Figaro – Flash actu : Tournage Astérix: l'escort girl acquittée". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Winners for the 84th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Thomas Langmann: 'Crazy' risk pays off for 'The Artist' producer". Los Angeles Times. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Thomas Langmann – AlloCiné". Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Claude Berri : adieu, Monsieur Cinéma". Le Point. Paris. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Claude Berri : adieu, Monsieur Cinéma, actualité Cinéma : Le Point". Le Point (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  9. ^ Thomas Langmann, le nouveau nabab
  10. ^ Ronald Bergan (14 January 2009). "Obituary: Claude Berri | Film". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  11. ^ Film – British Federation of Film Societies, Federation of Film Societies (Great Britain) – Google Books. Retrieved 28 February 2012 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Thomas Langmann condamné à quatre mois de prison". Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Thomas Langmann et Céline Bosquet : Mariage cinq étoiles devant Marion Cotillard". Pure People. Paris. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.

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