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David Belle is a Actor and Choreographer French born on 29 april 1973 at Fécamp (France)

David Belle

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Nationality France
Birth 29 april 1973 (46 years) at Fécamp (France)

David Belle (born 29 April 1973) is a French actor, film choreographer and stunt coordinator. He is deemed the founder or leading pioneer of the physical discipline parkour, coining it based on his training and the teachings from his father Raymond Belle.
Belle came to fame via his parkour videos and film appearances, such as District 13, District 13: Ultimatum, which were written and produced by Luc Besson, and the American remake Brick Mansions. Belle has also consulted on the making of Babylon A.D., Prince of Persia, Colombiana and The Family.

Biography

Depuis tout jeune, David Belle fit preuve d'un certain goût pour l'action et le déplacement rapide. Il excellait dans les épreuves d'athlétisme, d'escalade, de gymnastique et d'arts martiaux.

En 1988, âgé de 15 ans, Belle quitta l'école, emménagea à Paris et entra dans le service national. À cette époque, il reçut son brevet des premiers secours et un diplôme de l'UFOLEP en gymnastique. Il se fit des amis proches tel que Mathieu Jecko dans un groupe d'adolescents qui partageaient sa passion sportive. Ce groupe devint plus tard les Yamakasi (Yann Hnautra, Frédéric Hnautra, David Balgogne, Sébastien Foucan et Kazuma, puis, Châu Belle, Williams Belle, Charles Perrière, Malik Diouf, Guylain Boyeke, Laurent Piemontesi et Clarence Mayer).

Il rejoignit les Pompiers de Paris, ayant l'aspiration de suivre les pas de son père et de son grand-père. Il fut temporairement suspendu à cause d'une blessure, mais finalement il ne reprit pas le service, pour raisons personnelles.

Par la suite, il intégra les Troupes de marine à Vannes, où il reçut une promotion, un diplôme d'honneur pour son agilité et fut enregistré comme champion du régiment pour l'escalade à la corde (comme son père avant lui), puis pour la course d'obstacles de l'Essonne. Il exprima cependant que son goût et son amour de l'aventure et la liberté ne s'alliaient pas très bien avec la vie de caserne d'un militaire.

Après avoir fini son service national, il fit divers métiers : ouvrier d'entrepôt, gardien de sécurité et vendeur de meubles. Il s'envola ensuite pour l'Inde et obtint là-bas une ceinture noire de Kung Fu. Après son retour en France, il commença à faire campagne pour sa discipline en enregistrant des vidéos qui montraient ses aptitudes. En 1997, l'équipe de Stade 2 (Francis Maroto, Pierre Sled et Pierre Salviac) en visionna une et ils décidèrent de réaliser un documentaire sur David Belle et le parkour. On l'y voyait collaborer, notamment, avec les « traceurs ». C'est depuis ce film que le nom de « traceur » est utilisé pour qualifier celui qui pratique la discipline du parkour. Le Parkour cache une véritable pensée et un mode de vie proche des arts martiaux.

David est discret et réservé, il n'aime pas avoir à s'expliquer sur ce qu'il fait et ce qu'il recherche, « c'est un travail intérieur qu'il s'impose au quotidien », tout comme son père lui a appris. Des jeunes du monde entier découvrent ce nouveau moyen d'expression urbain et découvrent leur propre capacités et limites.

Belle entra dans la carrière cinématographique grâce à sa rencontre avec Hubert Koundé (La Haine), pour amener le parkour sur le grand écran. Il développa son jeu d'acteur au studio Pygmalion et eut un certain succès en jouant quelques rôles, la plupart dans des films français et des publicités (notamment dans des vidéos promotionnelles pour Tina Turner et IAM. Il participa à l'épisode Les gens du voyage de la série télévisée Louis Page, aux films Un monde meilleur, L'Engrenage, Femme Fatale et Les Rivières pourpres 2 : les Anges de l'Apocalypse, avec Jean Réno.

Après avoir tourné dans plusieurs publicités pour la BBC, Nissan et Nike, Belle fut contacté par Luc Besson pour partager la vedette avec Cyril Raffaelli dans le film Banlieue 13.

En 2008, il a participé à la coordination des scènes de parkour du film Babylon A.D.. Il a travaillé sur les cascades du tournage du film Prince of Persia : Les Sables du temps sorti le 26 mai 2010 au cinéma.

En 2014, il participe au développement du jeu Dying Light, jeu de Techland, reprenant les codes de Dead Island en les mêlant au jeu Mirror's Edge d'EA pour obtenir un astucieux système de déplacement dans un monde apocalyptique

Best films

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
(Choreographer)
The Family (2013)
(Stunt Coordinator)
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
(Actor)
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
(Stunts)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Belle (9 films)

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Actor

Brick Mansions, 1h30
Directed by Camille Delamarre
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Carlo Rota, Bruce Ramsay, Ayisha Issa
Roles Lino
Rating57% 2.8526452.8526452.8526452.8526452.852645
In 2018, in a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police have constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker), every day is a battle against corruption. For ex-convict Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts Lino's help and together they struggle to stop a sinister plot that involves a stolen bomb set to destroy the entire city.
The Family
The Family (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Dominic Chianese
Roles Mezzo
Rating62% 3.149143.149143.149143.149143.14914
Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro), who has somehow offended Don Luchese (Stan Carp), a rival mafia boss, survives an attempted hit on him and his family at a barbecue. He snitches on Luchese, which sends Luchese to prison; Manzoni and his family enter an FBI witness protection program under the supervision of Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), and are relocated to a small town in Normandy.
District 13: Ultimatum, 1h41
Directed by Patrick Alessandrin
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes La banlieue française, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Dystopian films
Actors David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval, La Fouine, Élodie Yung
Roles Leïto
Rating64% 3.246983.246983.246983.246983.24698
Three years after the events of the original film, the authorities are attempting to return law and order to ravaged District 13. However, their efforts so far have failed to do so. The death of gang overlord Taha Ben Mahmoud has left a power vacuum, and total control of the area is now being fought over by five rival territorial gang lords who want to step into Taha's position. Leïto tries demolishing the walls surrounding the district on a daily basis, but is told to stop by African gang lord Molko, who sees the walls as protection from outside the district.
Babylon A.D., 1h41
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Vin Diesel, Mélanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Kid with Tattoos
Rating55% 2.79942.79942.79942.79942.7994
In the near future, a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a contract from a Russian mobster, Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. In order to reach this goal, Gorsky gives Toorop a variety of weapons as well as a UN passport that has to be injected under the skin of the neck. Toorop, along with the girl and her guardian nun Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), travels from the Noelite Convent in Mongolia to reach New York via Russia.
District B13, 1h25
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes La banlieue française, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire
Actors David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Dany Verissimo-Petit, Tony D'Amario, Larbi Naceri, Samir Guesmi
Roles Leïto
Rating71% 3.595033.595033.595033.595033.59503
In 2010, social problems have overrun the poorer suburbs of Paris; especially Banlieue 13, commonly referred to as B13: a ghetto with a population of some two million. Unable to control B13, the authorities construct a high wall topped by barbed tape around the entire area, forcing the inhabitants within to survive without education, proper utilities or police protection behind the containment wall. Police checkpoints stop anybody going in or out. Three years later, the district has become overrun with gangs. Leïto (David Belle) is a fighter of such gangs. The beginning of the film depicts Leïto washing a case full of drugs down the drain, then escaping the gang who has come to collect the drugs. The gang's leader, Taha, kidnaps Leïto's sister Lola in retaliation; Leïto is able to rescue her and take Taha to the police station, but the police arrest Leïto and let Taha leave with Lola, stating that they're leaving the district.
Femme Fatale, 1h54
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney, Édouard Montoute, Rie Rasmussen
Roles un policier français
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Mercenary thief Laure Ash (Rebecca Romijn) participates in a diamond heist in Cannes. The plan is for Laure to steal valuable diamonds from the ensemble of a female attendant named Veronica (Rie Rasmussen) while in the middle of seducing her, during which her accomplices "Black Tie" (Eriq Ebouaney) and Racine (Édouard Montrouge) provide various support. However, Laure instead double-crosses her accomplices and escapes to Paris with the diamonds. In Paris, a series of events causes Laure to be mistaken for her own doppelgänger, a missing Parisian woman named "Lily" (also portrayed by Romijn) who had recently disappeared. While Laure luxuriates in a tub in Lily's home, the real Lily returns and commits suicide while Laure secretly watches, providing Laure the opportunity to take her identity for good, and she leaves the country for America.
Divine Intervention, 1h32
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Michel Piccoli, David Belle
Rating65% 3.2982453.2982453.2982453.2982453.298245
In Nazareth, Santa Claus runs away from children as gifts fall from his basket. He's been stabbed and leans against a tree.

Team

The Family
The Family (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Dominic Chianese
Roles Stunt Coordinator
Rating62% 3.149143.149143.149143.149143.14914
Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro), who has somehow offended Don Luchese (Stan Carp), a rival mafia boss, survives an attempted hit on him and his family at a barbecue. He snitches on Luchese, which sends Luchese to prison; Manzoni and his family enter an FBI witness protection program under the supervision of Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), and are relocated to a small town in Normandy.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 1h56
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Time travel films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle
Roles Choreographer
Rating65% 3.296573.296573.296573.296573.29657
In the royal city of Nasaf, the king Sharaman rules the nation of Persia with the help of his brother Nizam. The king goes on to have two sons named Tus and Garsiv. One day in the marketplace, an orphan boy named Dastan protects his friend, Bis, from being executed by Persian soldiers. The king sees Dastan's bravery and adopts him, making him a prince of Persia. Years later, Dastan is a grown man and is still up to his rebellious ways. However, he remains faithful to the empire. When Nizam receives proof that the city of Alamut is supplying weapons to Persian enemies, he and Tus plan to attack with Garsiv leading the siege. Ignoring Tus’ command, Dastan and Bis breech Alamut on their own, and destroy most of the city. Meanwhile, the princess of Alamut, Tamina, orders her servant Asoka to take a special dagger out of the city and protect it at all costs. During the battle, Dastan and Asoka cross paths and fight; Dastan ultimately wins. He then finds the dagger and keeps it.
Babylon A.D., 1h41
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Vin Diesel, Mélanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Choreographer
Rating55% 2.79942.79942.79942.79942.7994
In the near future, a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a contract from a Russian mobster, Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. In order to reach this goal, Gorsky gives Toorop a variety of weapons as well as a UN passport that has to be injected under the skin of the neck. Toorop, along with the girl and her guardian nun Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), travels from the Noelite Convent in Mongolia to reach New York via Russia.
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, 1h40
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Johnny Hallyday, Camille Natta, Serge Riaboukine
Roles Stunts
Rating60% 3.000123.000123.000123.000123.00012
After a body is found in the walls of a French monastery, Commissioner Niemans, played by Jean Reno, teams up with Detective Reda, played by Benoit Magimel, who is already investigating a murder of his own. As with the first movie, the pair's investigations intertwine and soon they are looking at a giant conspiracy involving a secretive group of monks on amphetamines led by Heinrich von Garten, played by Christopher Lee, searching for a treasure hidden by King Lothair II somewhere near the Maginot Line. Reno and Magimel are joined by a religious specialist called Marie, played by Camille Natta.