Date of Birth: 09/30/1975
Place of Birth: Paris
Acting as the need
The Early Years
Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Her father - a well-known teacher, theater director and founder of the troupe `Kotiyyar`, mother - stage actress. Marion has two brothers. Guillaume - popular writer Quentin - painter and sculptor.
Childhood of the future actress was held in New Orleans, where she studied drama and took singing lessons. However, the singer she was not destined to become. With 6 years Marion began to play in the theater. Father set for her children`s plays, and his mother gave instructions about acting. Despite all the charm of a free creative life, little Cotillard felt miserable. The actress recalled that as a child was uncommunicative child, and often suffered from depression.
After high school, Marion began to appear on television. It first appeared on screen in 1994 in one of the series` episodes Gorets`. Then, the debut on the big screen: Cotillard played the role of Matilda in the film Philippe Harel `history of a boy who wanted his potselovali` (1995).
At some point, stagnation occurred in the life of a young actress. After the television series `Far predel` that made it popular among young people, offers from producers and directors received less and less. Marion sat for a year without a job, and she became depressed. To somehow distracted, an actress at the time, returned to the theater. And, as it turned out, not in vain. In 1997, for his role in the play `Discontinued delo` Cotillard won the prestigious award.
The lucky ticket for the actress became an adventure comedy `Taksi` Luc Besson (1998). Shot in the spirit of the best French comedy with an amazing ensemble cast, this picture has gained incredible popularity, becoming the most successful in the 90-ies. The role of the beloved protagonist brought Marion Award nomination `Sezar` and praise from critics. A few years later, the actress starred in the film two sequels - `Taxi 2` (2000) and `3` Taxi (2003).
After painting Besson Cotillard finally confirmed in French cinema. Offers poured in one after the other. In 2001, Marion starred in the melodrama `Darling shtuchki`, for which she was again nominated for` Sezar`. However, this time the award went to another actress.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, the quarry Marion went on a world level. She started acting in foreign projects, showing new facets of his talent every time. One of the most illustrative films of this period - a tragicomedy `Major ryba` (2003) directed by Tim Burton. It Cotillard acted as a daughter of the protagonist Josephine.
In 2004 there was a landmark for the film career of Marion `Long pomolvka` director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Inimitably playing prostitute Tina Lombardi, the actress finally awarded `Sezar`. Painting was a great international success and received numerous film awards, and Cotillard became almost the most discussed figure in film festivals.
After the triumph of the world `Long pomolvki` actress was incredibly popular. But the real glory was yet to come. In 2005, screens out 6 films with the participation of Marion, and a year later the premiere of the comedy `Good god` (2006), where she played in a pair with Russell Crowe.
The moment of truth for Cotillard began in 2007, when she appeared on the screen in the image of Edith Piaf in the drama `Life in pink tsvete`. Her sensual, soulful game impressed the audience and all the international film community. Marion seemed to relive the life of Piaf and gave everyone to feel the tragic fate of the great singer. Shaken jury unanimously awarded the Academy Awards `Oscar` Cotillard as best actress of the year.
In recent years, Marion actively removed in Hollywood and independent projects. The huge success of the films were `Johnny D.` (2009),` Nachalo` (2010), `uzy` Blood (2013) and others. Marion also played in the low-budget independent films `Midnight in Parizhe` (2011) and `Rust and kost` (2012). In 2015, with her participation is a film `Makbet`. From time to time Cotillard appears in the theater, delighting the audience with his play and theater critics.
In 2003, on the set from Cotillard became romantically involved with Guillaume Canet. The actor was married to Diane Kruger, so for a long time the pair met in secret. After 4 years, Guillaume has divorced his wife for the first time appeared in public with Cotillard. In 2011 they had a son Marcel.
Marion Cotillard - convinced defender of ecology. It consists in the organization `Grinpis` in which participates in various actions to protect the environment. In addition, the actress is interested in music and often acted in music videos. For example, his idol, Canadian rocker Houksli Workman or flamboyant David Bowie.
For Marion acting - it is a necessity rather than a vocation. So she said that she was unable to escape from the karma of the actress. However, if her life would have turned the other way, she would have gladly took up human rights activities. Its heroes and idols - Wangari Maathai, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. According Cotillard, these people have really changed the course of things, so worthy of great respect. And celebrities and actors just entertain the audience.
Author: Andrew Puminov