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Anouk Aimée is a Actor French born on 27 april 1932 at Paris (France)

Anouk Aimée

Anouk Aimée
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Birth name Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus
Nationality France
Birth 27 april 1932 (92 years) at Paris (France)

Anouk Aimée ([anuk ɛme]; born 27 April 1932) is a French film actress, who has appeared in 70 films since 1947, having begun her film career at age 14. In her early years she studied acting and dance besides her regular education. Although most of her films were French, she also made a number of films in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Germany, along with some American productions.

Among her films are Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), after which she was considered a "rising star who exploded" onto the film world. She subsequently acted in Fellini's 8½ (1963), Jacques Demy’s Lola (1961), George Cukor’s Justine (1969), Bernardo Bertolucci’s Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981) and Robert Altman’s Prêt à Porter (1994). She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her acting in A Man and a Woman in (1966). The film "virtually reignited the lush on-screen romance in an era of skeptical modernism," and brought her international fame.

She won the Award for Best Actress at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. In 2002 she received an honorary César Award, France's national film award.

She was noted for her "striking features" and beauty, and considered "one of the hundred sexiest stars in film history," according to a 1995 poll conducted by Empire Magazine. Her acting style often portrays a femme fatale, with a melancholy aura. In the 1960s, Life magazine wrote that "after each picture her enigmatic beauty lingered" in the memories of her audience, and called her "the Left Bank's most beautiful resident."


Aimée has been married and divorced four times. First to Eduard Zimmermann (married February 1949, divorced October 1950), secondly to film director Nico Papatakis (married August 1951, divorced October 1955), thirdly to actor and musical producer Pierre Barouh (married April 1966, divorced March 1969) and lastly to actor Albert Finney (married August 1970, divorced June 1978). She had one child, Manuela Papatakis (born 1951), from her second marriage.

Best films

La Dolce Vita (1960)
A Man and a Woman (1966)
A Second Chance (1976)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
8½ (1963)
Tous les soleils (2011)

Usually with

Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(13 films)
Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(10 films)
Francis Lai
Francis Lai
(10 films)
Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anouk Aimée (83 films)

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Aznavour by Charles
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Romain Duris, Michel Klochendler, Charles Aznavour, Lino Ventura, Édith Piaf, Michèle Mercier
Roles Self - Actress (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.57363.57363.57363.57363.5736
Montage d'images réalisées par Charles Aznavour tout au long de sa vie, notamment lors de ses tournées, commenté par Romain Duris.
The Best Years of a Life, 1h28
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Souad Amidou, Marianne Denicourt, Monica Bellucci
Roles Anne Gauthier
Rating66% 3.3433253.3433253.3433253.3433253.343325
L'ancien séduisant pilote de course Jean-Louis Duroc vit dans une maison de retraite de Varengeville-sur-Mer en Normandie. Octogénaire au crépuscule de sa vie, il cultive les souvenirs nostalgiques et les rêves de sa plus belle histoire d'amour, avec Anne, rencontrée 52 ans plus tôt au pensionnat de leurs enfants respectifs Antoine et Françoise, à Deauville... Antoine leur organise alors des retrouvailles amoureuses, émouvantes et nostalgiques, sur fond de Normandie, de chabadabada, de télégramme amoureux, de numéro de téléphone "Montmartre 1540", de Ford Mustang 184 du Rallye de Monte-Carlo, d’hôtel Normandy Barrière et de plages des Planches de Deauville...
Big is Beautiful, 1h40
Directed by Charlotte de Turckheim
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about disabilities
Actors Victoria Abril, Lola Dewaere, Catherine Hosmalin, Grégory Fitoussi, Mehdi Nebbou, Julia Piaton
Roles La mère de Nina
Rating54% 2.7339152.7339152.7339152.7339152.733915
The young, round and lovely Nina is married to Gaspard, who, unfortunately, rather likes very thin women. The couple move to Paris and Nina is preparing to launch a sophisticated line of swimwear. Because of her love for her husband, Nina accepts his ambiguous gift: a slimming treatment at Brides-les-Bains, considered "the last hope of the fat". There, she makes two flamboyant friends. Sophie, a lawyer from Marseille who likes to control everything, including herself. Émilie is a caregiver whose weight has begun to affect her health and her love life yet her motto remains, "Big is beautiful".
Tous les soleils, 1h45
Directed by Philippe Claudel
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about computing, Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians
Actors Stefano Accorsi, Neri Marcorè, Clotilde Courau, Anouk Aimée, Lisa Cipriani, Xavier Boulanger
Roles Agathe
Rating68% 3.443873.443873.443873.443873.44387
Alessandro is an Italian teacher who is determined to be a good father for his teenage daughter Irina. This is impeded by Alessandro's brother Crampone who lives in the same household and who never ceased to foster revolutionary political ideas.
Paris Connections
Directed by Harley Cokeliss
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Nicole Steinwedell, Anthony Delon, Charles Dance, Hudson Leick, Trudie Styler, Anouk Aimée
Roles Agnès St. Clair
Rating55% 2.7743552.7743552.7743552.7743552.774355
At the beginning of Paris fashion week, a beautiful young model is brutally murdered. Investigative journalist Madison Castelli, certain that it is more than the "crime of passion" the French press says, comes to Paris to follow her story.
Two in the Wave, 1h31
Directed by Emmanuel Laurent
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Anna Karina, Antoine de Baecque, Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée
Rating66% 3.341483.341483.341483.341483.34148
The film depicts the friendship between French directors François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, the two shining figures of the French New Wave movement in the late '50s and early '60s.
What War May Bring, 2h
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Dominique Pinon, Samuel Labarthe, Jacky Ido, Anouk Aimée, Raphael, Audrey Dana
Roles Madame Blum
Rating64% 3.2445453.2445453.2445453.2445453.244545
Ilva is a woman who falls in love too quickly. Unaware and unconcerned about how her passion may be perceived, she finds herself having to live with the consequences of her actions. First, in the middle of the German occupation in Paris, she falls for a Nazi, which indirectly leads to the death of her father. For many, her relationship was interpreted as her collaboration with the Nazis. Her next love story, however, bring additional tragedy. During the liberation of France in '44, when she is violently summoned to answer for her relationship with the German, she is saved by two Americans GIs, one white and one black. She falls in love with both these men, at the same time. Her inability to choose between them, creates conflict, unhappiness and murder.
The one I love, 1h43
Directed by Élie Chouraqui
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Psychologie, Psychanalyse
Actors Barbara Schulz, Marc Lavoine, Gérard Darmon, Anton Balekdjian, Jean-Pierre Malo, Lannick Gautry
Roles La belle dame du café (jouant elle-même)
Rating47% 2.3801752.3801752.3801752.3801752.380175
Isabelle est divorcée. Elle vit avec son petit garçon comme en couple. Depuis un an déjà, mais très discrètement, elle voit un homme : Antoine. Lui aimerait vivre leur histoire au grand jour. Elle lui demande de patienter pour ne pas heurter Achille. Un matin, de très bonne heure, tandis qu'Isabelle pousse Antoine dehors pour qu'Achille ne le voit pas à son réveil, l'enfant surprend les deux amants. Serait-ce l'occasion d'être clair sur la situation ? Achille ne dit rien, Isabelle non plus. L'anecdote est classée.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Roles (segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage)
Rating67% 3.395573.395573.395573.395573.39557
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Marcello, una vita dolce, 1h38
Genres Documentary
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sergio Castellitto, Ursula Andress, Lina Wertmüller
Roles Self
Rating68% 3.4050253.4050253.4050253.4050253.405025
Une vie vécue avec douceur, ce doux regard et ce sourire narquois, cette légendaire paresse. Aujourd’hui encore, dire Mastroianni ou Marcello évoque une époque : un monde fait de bravoure, de beauté, de charme, de gentillesse. Au travers d’interviews de ses proches et de ses collaborateurs, d’extraits de films et d’images d’archives, ce documentaire narré par Sergio Castellitto veut raconter un homme qui a été le plus grand acteur italien et a vécu de façon extraordinaire avec le succès, en pensant souvent qu’il n’était peut-être qu’en train de rêver.
Happily Ever After, 1h50
Directed by Yvan Attal
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Alain Chabat, Emmanuelle Seigner, Johnny Depp, Alain Cohen
Roles la mère de Vincent
Rating63% 3.1962053.1962053.1962053.1962053.196205
Happily Ever After dissects the viability of fidelity via the story of three buddies and their tumultuous relationships with the opposite sex.
The Birch-Tree Meadow, 1h30
Directed by Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Anouk Aimée, August Diehl, Marilú Marini, Claire Maurier, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Nathalie Nerval
Roles Myriam
Rating64% 3.240853.240853.240853.240853.24085
Myriam, qui vit à New York depuis une cinquantaine d’années, revient en Europe pour la commémoration annuelle des anciens d'Auschwitz. Elle décide de retourner à Birkenau où elle a jadis vécu dans l’enfer des camps de concentration.
Victoire ou la Douleur des femmes
Directed by Nadine Trintignant
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Marie Trintignant, Marina Vlady, Sergio Castellitto, Christine Citti, Jean-Michel Fête, Sabine Haudepin
Roles son propre rôle
Rating70% 3.5397853.5397853.5397853.5397853.539785
Dans une petite ville de province, Arnaud et Victoire se fréquentent depuis l'enfance et sont épris l'un de l'autre. Lorsqu'en septembre 1939 Arnaud est appelé sous les drapeaux, Victoire se donne à lui pour la première fois et tombe enceinte. Apprenant la nouvelle, sa mère la conduit de force chez une faiseuse d'anges. L'avortement échoue. Traumatisée, Victoire décide de garder l'enfant et s'enfuit pour Paris…