Martinez created a stir as Diane Lane's lover in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful with Richard Gere. He was most recently seen in S.W.A.T., the summer blockbuster directed by Clark Johnson. Alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez, Martinez portrays Alex, an international criminal who offers $100 million to anyone who can arrange his escape.
Most recently, Martinez co-starred in Robert Allan Ackerman's retelling of The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone for Showtime. In a role originally created by Warren Beatty, Martinez played the Italian gigolo Paolo opposite Anne Bancroft and Helen Mirren.
Martinez first gained international attention for his performance as a dashing 19th century Italian cavalry officer who falls in love with a married woman (Juliette Binoche) in Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Horseman on the Roof. His credits also include Julian Schnabel's critically acclaimed Before Night Falls with Javier Bardem, Bertrand Blier?s Mon Hom, Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Mario Camus' La Ville des Prodiges and Eric Barbiers Toreros, with Claude Brasseur.
Martinez made his motion picture debut in Jean Jacques Beineix's IP5 (1992), co-starring Yves Montand. In 1994, he received the Cesar Award for Most Promising Young Actor for his work in Bertrand Blier's drama 1, 2, 3 Soleil, starring Marcello Mastroianni.
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Olivier Martinez Facts
|Birthday||January 12, 1966 (51)|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Olivier Martinez compared to you?|
|The Horseman on the Roof|
|Before Night Falls|