Sunday, November 1, 2009

Introducing ... Marion Cotillard [1/8]

Marion Cotillard (born September 30,1975) is a French actress who has appeared in almost 40 film and television productions since 1993.

Born into an acting family, Cotillard started on the stage as a child and during her teens progressed from roles in television to cinema. By the end of the 1990s she had achieved notability as a French cinema actress in such films as Arnaud Desplechin's My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996) and Taxi (1998), and was seen by a wider audience in such films as Big Fish (2003), A Very Long Engagement (2004), for which she received a César Award for Best Supporting Actress, and A Good Year (2006).

Her portrayal of Édith Piaf in La Vie en rose (2007) brought international acclaim and multiple awards, including a BAFTA, a César Award, and a Golden Globe. With this film, she became the first actress to win an Academy Award for a French language performance.

Cotillard has expressed interest in environmental causes and has served as a spokesperson for Greenpeace. She lives with her companion, actor/director Guillaume Canet.

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