More Marion Cotillard Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for A Good Year)Marion Cotillard made her American movie debut as Josephine in Tim Burton's Big Fish.
Cotillard is well-known in her native France for her performances in Luc Besson's Taxi (reprising her role in the equally successful sequels, Taxi 2 and Taxi 3), for which she collected her first Cesar nomination. She is equally recognized for her work in director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's romantic drama Un long dimanche de fiancailles (A Very Long Engagement), for which she won the Cesar in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress. She earned her second Cesar nomination in 2001 for Les Jolies choses (Pretty Things), under the direction of Gilles Pacquet-Brenner.
The daughter of working theatre actors (her mother runs acting workshops in Paris), Cotillard started her career at age sixteen, making her film debut in L'Histoire du garcon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed). She played the title role in the 2001 production, Lisa, and more recently starred in Une Affaire Privee (A Private Affair), Jeux d'enfants (Love Me If You Dare:), Ma vie en l'air (Love Is in the Air), Cavalcade and Sauf le respect que je vois dois. The busy actress also stars in the current and forthcoming releases Edy, La Boîte noire, Toi en moi, Fair Play and Abel Ferrara's Mary, which unspooled at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, walking off with the Special Jury Prize. She will next play Edith Piaf in La Vie en rose, and also has coming out in 2006 the features Le Concile de Pierre and Dikkenek.
Bio courtesy Fox for "A Good Year" (19-Nov-2006)