Mathieu Amalric Biography
Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and filmmaker, born on October 25, 1965, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris. He comes from an artistic family and began his career as a theater actor before moving on to films.
Amalric first gained fame in the French film Ma Vie Sexuelle (My Sex Life…or How I Got Into an Argument), for which he won a César Award. He continued to appear in numerous French language films, including Favorites of the Moon, La Chasse aux papillons, and Lettre pour L… He also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and The French Dispatch.
In 2007, Mathieu Amalric starred in the critically acclaimed film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, portraying Jean-Dominique Bauby, a journalist who created his own system of communication after a stroke left him suffering from locked-in syndrome. His performance was universally acclaimed, and he won the Cesar Award for Best Actor.
Mathieu Amalric was then cast to play the James Bond villain Dominic Greene in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace opposite Daniel Craig, with whom he had previously starred in Munich. In 2010, he directed and starred in the film On Tour, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won him the Best Director Award.
In addition to his acting career, Mathieu Amalric has directed several films, including Marre de café, La Seule différence c’est que les cafés sont plus chers, and On Tour to name just a few.
Mathieu Amalric has also won several César Awards and the Lumières Award for his contributions to French cinema. His other notable films include A Christmas Tale, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, The Blue Room, and The French Dispatch.
Mathieu Amalric’s work as an actor and filmmaker continues to receive critical acclaim both in France and internationally.