Arnaud Valois (born 29 February 1984) is a French actor who was born in Lyon. He began his career in 2006. He played the protagonist Nathan, in the 2017 movie BPM (Beats per Minute) (120 battements par minute).
Valois studied acting at the Cours Florent drama school for two years. After a series of rejections as an actor, Valois left France and worked as a massage therapist in Thailand for six months. He returned to Paris to open a massage studio. He was invited to act in 120 BPM after Robin Campillo read his Facebook profile. Valois is openly gay.
|2004||Plutôt d'accord||Le jeune homme muet||Christophe Botti, Stephane Botti|
|2006||Selon Charlie||Adrien||Nicole Garcia|
|2008||A French Gigolo (Cliente)||Sylvain||Josiane Balasko|
|2009||La fille du RER||Gaby||André Téchiné|
|2011||Eyes find Eyes||Thomas||Jean-Manuel Fernandez & Sean Price Williams|
|2017||120 BPM (Beats per Minute)||Nathan||Robin Campillo||Lumières Award for Best Actor|
|2018||Mon bébé||Mehdi||Lisa Azuelos|
- "120 battements par minute domine les nominations des Prix Lumières 2017 » Le Blog d'Ecran Noir". ecrannoir.fr.
With 6 nominations, 120 beats per minute dominates the 23rd International Press Awards
- John-Paul Pryor (19 October 2017). "Interview: Arnaud Valois; Port meets the reluctant actor whose understated talent owes as much to a passion for holistic therapy as it does to stage school". Port Magazine.
- Tom Ellen. "Meet Arnaud Valois, the 120 Beats per Minute star who was discovered over Facebook". The Standard.
- Ethan Sapienza (20 October 2017). "Arnaud Valois went from masseuse to star of French AIDS drama BPM". Interview Magazine.
- Matthew Schneier (26 June 2017). "He Wanted to Give Massages, but the Movies Called Him Back". New York Times.
- "120 BPM". DazedDigital.
Valois is switching it up, taking a role in French director Lisa Azuelos’ new comedy Mon Bébé, in which he plays the lover to a mother-of-three. Quite different, then. “Yes,” he laughs. “No one cries!”
- Robin Campillo's 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Sweeps Lumieres Awards, Variety, 5 February 2018,
"BPM," a bold group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists at ACT UP in the early 1990s, won including [...] male newcomer (Arnaud Valois)
- Peralta, Paulo. "CinEuphoria: CinEuphoria Prémios 2018: os vencedores".
- 'BPM (Beats Per Minute),' 'Au Revoir La-Haut' Lead Cesar Nominations, Variety, 31 January 2018