Benoît Magimel

Benoît Magimel (French pronunciation: [bənwa maʒimɛl]; born 11 May 1974) is a French actor. A prolific actor who was 14 when he appeared in his first film, Magimel has starred in a variety of roles in French cinema. At age 16, Magimel left school to pursue acting as a career. In 2001, he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher.[1][2]

Benoît Magimel
Magimel at the 2016 César Awards ceremony
Born11 May 1974 (1974-05-11) (age 45)
Years active1988-present
Partner(s)Juliette Binoche (1998—2003)
Nikita Lespinasse (?-2015)

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Life Is a Long Quiet River Momo Groseille
1995 A Single Girl Rémi
La Haine Benoît
1996 Thieves Jimmy Fontana Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor
1998 Déjà mort David
1999 Children of the Century Alfred de Musset
2000 The Piano Teacher Walter Klemmer Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor
Le Roi danse Louis XIV of France
To Matthieu Matthieu
2002 The Nest Santino
2003 The Flower of Evil François Vasseur
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Capitaine Reda
The Bridesmaid Philippe Tardieu
2005 Sky Fighters Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli
2006 Charlie Says Pierre
2007 A Girl Cut in Two Paul André Claude Gaudens Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actor
Intimate Enemies Lieutenant Terrien
Paris Lockdown
2008 The Possibility of an Island Daniel
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow Alex Fayard
2010 Sans laisser de traces Étienne Meunier
Little White Lies Vincent Ribaud
2011 Forces spéciales Tic-Tac
2012 My Way Paul Lederman Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actor
2013 For a Woman Michel
2014 The Connection Le Fou
2015 Standing Tall Yann Cabourg Film Festival - Best Actor
César Award for Best Supporting Actor
2016 Marseille Lucas Barrès
150 Milligrams Antoine Le Bihan
2017 Money Vincent
Carbone Antoine Roca
Memoir of War Pierre Rabier
2019 Nous finirons ensemble Vincent
Lola vers la mer
An Easy Girl Philippe
TBA On a Half Clear Morning Filming


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