More Olivier Martinez Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Unfaithful)Olivier Martinez has been called one of the best kept Secrets in France. After schooling at France's Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique, Martinez leapt from theatre to television and then to films.
His first film role came in 1992 co-starring with Yves Montand in Jean Jacques Beineix' "IP5.' In 1994, Martinez won a Cesar Award for Most Promising Young Actor for his role in Bertrand Blier's 1993 drama 1,2,3 Soleil opposite Marcello Mastroianni.
Martinez first gained international notice with the 1995 film "Horseman on the Roof,' in which he played a dashing 19th Century Italian cavalry officer who falls in love with a married woman, played by Juliette Binoche.
Additional film credits include Bertrand Blier's Mon Homme, Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Mario Camus' La Ville des Prodiges, Eric Barbier's Toreros with Claude Brasseur, and Julian Schnabel's critically acclaimed Before Night Falls with Javier Bardem.
Martinez will also begin production on the Showtime original movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. He stars opposite Helen Mirren as an Italian gigolo, in a role originally created by Warren Beatty.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Unfaithful" (11-Aug-2002)