Marion Cotillard (En.) life and biography

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Marion Cotillard (En.) biography

Date of birth : 1975-09-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Paris, France
Nationality : French
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-23
Credited as : Actress, La Môme (La Vie En Rose), Public Enemies

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French actress Marion Cotillard won a 2008 Oscar as best actress for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in the movie La Vie En Rose (2007, original title La Môme).

Cotillard grew up in and around Paris in a family of stage actors and began her professional career in her teens. Her breakthrough in France came with the comedy Taxi and its sequels (1998-2003), and she was introduced to American audiences in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003, starring Ewan McGregor). She received rave reviews for her roles in Les Jolies Choses (2001, also called Pretty Things) and A Very Long Engagement (2004, starring Audrey Tautou), but her appearance in the Ridley Scott flop A Good Year (2006, starring Russell Crowe) went largely unnoticed. Despite a roster of European films and years of steady employment, Cotillard was treated like a new star in 2007 and 2008, thanks to her stirring performance of the tortured artist Piaf. She played Billie Frechette, the moll of gangster John Dillinger, in the 2009 film Public Enemies (with Johnny Depp as Dillinger).

Chronology:

* 1998 Cast in the Luc Besson production, Taxi as Lili Bertineau
* 2000 Reprised role of Lili in Taxi 2
* 2001 Earned rave reviews for her portrayal of twins in Les Jolies Choses ; also co-wrote and performed the song La Fille De Joie
* 2003 Introduced to English-speaking audiences in Tim Burton s film Big Fish, as Billy Crudup s wife
* 2003 Once again returned to play Lili for Taxi 3
* 2003 Played Sophie Kowalski in Yann Samuell s Jeux d enfants
* 2004 Appeared in the drama mystery Innocence
* 2004 Portrayed the murderous Tina Lombardi in A Very Long Engagement
* 2007 Cast as a love interest to Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott s A Good Year
* 2007 Won several awards for her portrayal of iconic French chanteuse Édith Piaf in Olivier Dahan s biopic La Vie En Rose ; earned a SAG nomination for Best Actress
* 2009 Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ( Nine )
* 2009 Played American bank robber John Dillinger s (played by Johnny Depp) girlfriend in Michael Mann s 1930s gangland flick Public Enemies
* 2009 Played Daniel Day-Lewis s wife in the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Nine ; directed by Rob Marshall; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
* 2010 Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi thriller Inception
* At 16, moved to Paris and began her acting career
* Began appearing on stage with her father a young child


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