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Leslie Caron is a Actor French born on 1 july 1931 at Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron
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Birth name Leslie Claire Margaret Caron
Nationality France
Birth 1 july 1931 (92 years) at Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Leslie Claire Margaret Caron ([lɛsli kaʁɔ̃]; born 1 July 1931) is a Franco-American film actress and dancer who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Her autobiography, Thank Heaven, was published in 2010 in the UK and US, and in 2011 in a French version.

Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the nonmusical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father Goose (1964). She received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. In 2006, her performance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit won her an Emmy for guest actress in a drama series. She speaks French, English, and Italian. She is one of the few dancers or actresses who have danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev.


In September 1951, Caron married George Hormel III, a grandson of the founder of Hormel (a meat-packing company). They divorced in 1954. Her second husband was British theatre director Peter Hall. They married in 1956 and had two children: Christopher John Hall (TV producer) in 1957 and Jennifer Caron Hall, a writer, painter, and actress, in 1958. Caron had an affair with Warren Beatty (1961). When Hall and she divorced in 1965, Beatty was named as a co-respondent and was ordered by the London court to pay "the costs of the case." In 1969, Caron married Michael Laughlin, best known as producer of the film Two-Lane Blacktop; they divorced in 1980. Her son-in-law is Glenn Wilhide, the producer and screen writer.

Caron was also romantically linked to Dutch television actor Robert Wolders from 1994 to 1995.

From June 1993 until September 2009, Caron owned and operated the hotel and restaurant Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes (The Owls' Nest), located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, located about 130 km (81 mi) south of Paris.

In her autobiography, Thank Heaven, she states that she became an American citizen—evidently based on her mother having been born in the United States—in time to vote for Barack Obama for president.

Best films

Chocolat (2000)
Gigi (1958)
Father Goose (1964)
An American in Paris (1951)
Lili (1953)
Is Paris Burning? (1966)

Usually with

Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(5 films)
Arthur Freed
Arthur Freed
(5 films)
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leslie Caron (53 films)

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Marlene Dietrich, Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas
Roles Fanny (archive footage)
Rating76% 3.8325753.8325753.8325753.8325753.832575
En 2001, Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) est devenu le premier directeur de la photographie de l'histoire des Oscars à recevoir un Oscar d'honneur. Mais la première fois qu'il a serré la célèbre statuette dans sa main, c'était un demi-siècle plus tôt, lorsque son travail de caméra en Technicolor avait été récompensé pour le Narcisse noir de Powell et Pressburger. Au-delà de The African Queen de John Huston et de War and Peace de King Vidor, les films du duo créatif britannico-hongrois (The Red Shoes et A Matter of Life and Death également) garantissent l'immortalité au célèbre caméraman dont la carrière s'étend sur soixante-dix ans.
Chris & Don: A Love Story, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Boorman, Leslie Caron, Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Gloria Stuart, Christopher Murray
Rating77% 3.879993.879993.879993.879993.87999
Chris & Don tells the story of a romance that began on the beaches of Santa Monica in the 1950s, when Christopher Isherwood at age 48 met Don Bachardy who then was eighteen years old. Isherwood, an established author with works such as The Berlin Stories, which helped inspire much of Cabaret, helped Bachardy discover and develop his affinity for drawing and painting as he became a renowned portrait painter during the second half of the 20th century to the present. The documentary includes insight from friends, including Liza Minnelli and John Boorman, who tell of the countless struggles the two faced as one of the first openly gay couples in Hollywood. Despite the age difference, the couple endured until Isherwood succumbed to prostate cancer in 1986.
Le Divorce
Le Divorce (2003)
, 1h57
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Thierry Lhermitte, Catherine Samie, Melvil Poupaud
Roles Suzanne de Persand
Rating49% 2.450932.450932.450932.450932.45093
Isabel (Hudson) Walker travels to Paris to visit her sister, poet Roxy (Watts), who lives with her husband, Frenchman Charles-Henri, and her young daughter, Gennie. Roxy is pregnant, but her husband has just walked out on her without explanation. Isabel discovers that he has a married Russian lover, Magda Tellman, whom he intends to marry after securing a divorce from Roxy. Roxy refuses to divorce him.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h40
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter, Leslie Caron, Amira Casar, Tasha de Vasconcelos, David Hunt
Roles Miss Alvarado
Rating51% 2.571522.571522.571522.571522.57152
Né en Belgique à une date indéterminée, de religion catholique romaine, Hercule Poirot est retraité de la police belge, où il a occupé les fonctions de chef de la Sûreté à Bruxelles. Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, son pays est occupé par les Allemands ; blessé à une jambe, il est évacué avec d'autres réfugiés dans la petite ville anglaise de Styles St Mary, où il résout la première énigme connue du grand public (il en avait résolu d'autres auparavant mais non retranscrites par Agatha Christie) : La Mystérieuse Affaire de Styles. Il s'installe ensuite dans différents appartements à Londres et devient détective privé1.
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, 1h24
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Cleo Laine, June Whitfield, Leslie Caron, Joan Sims
Roles Madeleine
Rating70% 3.5441253.5441253.5441253.5441253.544125
After her husband's death, Elizabeth decides to return to her musical roots and begins busking with young guitarist Paul in a plaza overlooking a London ice rink, much to the dismay of her daughter Patricia and son Edward. One day she is spotted by Patrick, who attempted to avoid enlistment during World War II by dressing as a woman and playing drums with the Blonde Bombshells, a supposedly all-female band with which Elizabeth performed when she was only fifteen years old.
Chocolat (2000)
, 2h1
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp
Roles Mrs. Audel
Rating72% 3.6476153.6476153.6476153.6476153.647615
Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), an expert chocolatier, drifts across Europe with her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol), following the north wind. In the beginning of the Lenten season in 1959, "fifteen years after the War," they travel to a quiet French village that closely adheres to tradition, as led by the village mayor, the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina). Just as the villagers begin observing the forty days of Lent, Vianne opens a chocolate shop, much to Reynaud's displeasure.
Passion's Way, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton, Alicia Witt, Jamie Glover, Cynthia Harris, Leslie Caron
Roles Regine De Chantelle
Rating53% 2.6691952.6691952.6691952.6691952.669195
The film is set in early 20th century, in France. A young widow renews her love with a man until she discovers that he had a past relationship with one of her new employees, who is a nanny. This makes the two women accuse each other for particular reasons until the end of the movie.
The Ring
The Ring (1996)
, 3h
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Michael York, Rupert Penry-Jones, Carsten Norgaard, Tim DeKay, Jon Tenney
Roles Madame de Saint Marne
Rating71% 3.5872553.5872553.5872553.5872553.587255
During World War II, a young German woman is separated from her family and imprisoned by the Nazis. After being freed she falls in love with a German officer and they get married. When Berlin falls to the Russians, and her husband is killed, she flees to the United States, carrying her unborn child. All the while, she does not giving up hope that she will find her family, tied together by her mother's ring. At the end, the paint and ring of her mother lead the two siblings met again.
Funny Bones, 2h8
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Richard Griffiths, Sadie Corré
Roles Katie Parker
Rating66% 3.347493.347493.347493.347493.34749
Tommy Fawkes is the son of comedy legend George Fawkes. After his own Las Vegas comedy act flops with his beloved father in the audience, Tommy returns to Blackpool, England, where he spent the summers of his childhood.
Let It Be Me
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Patrick Stewart, Yancy Butler, Tasha Smith, Leslie Caron
Roles Marguerite
Rating56% 2.804162.804162.804162.804162.80416
Après s'être fiancé à Emily, Gabe se retrouve à regarder une gracieuse paire de danseurs dans la fenêtre d'un studio de danse. Espérant apprendre à danser pour son prochain mariage, Gabe entre en studio pour prendre des cours. Tout en s'intéressant à son professeur de danse, il constate qu'il attend toujours son mariage avec impatience, mais les choses changent quand il fait venir Emily pour ses cours.
That's Entertainment! III, 1h53
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams
Roles (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.738783.738783.738783.738783.73878
Troisième volet de "Il était une fois Hollywood", "That's Entertainment III" nous propose un nouveau panorama de l'age d'or de la MGM mais aussi des chutes rarissimes, des séquences coupées lors de la sortie des films et des essais d'autres stars que celles qui furent finalement choisies.
Damage (1992)
, 1h51
Directed by Louis Malle
Origin France
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Ian Bannen, Peter Stormare
Roles Elizabeth Prideaux
Rating66% 3.34873.34873.34873.34873.3487
Dr. Stephen Fleming, MP (Irons), a physician, British Member of Parliament, and his government's Minister of the Environment, lives a pleasant life in London with his wife Ingrid (Richardson) and young daughter Sally (Gemma Clarke). Their adult son, Martyn (Graves), a rising young journalist, lives elsewhere in London. At a diplomatic reception, Stephen meets a young woman named Anna Barton (Binoche), the daughter of a British diplomat and Elizabeth Prideaux (Leslie Caron), her four-times married French mother who "lives in Palm Springs". Anna, who works in the arts and antiques department at Sotheby's auction house, introduces herself as a close friend of Martyn's but it is apparent that Stephen and Anna are instantly attracted to each other.
Warriors and Prisoners, 1h39
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure, Western
Actors Dominique Sanda, Leslie Caron, China Zorrilla, Federico Luppi, Duilio Marzio
Roles Madame Yvonne
Rating67% 3.354953.354953.354953.354953.35495
En Patagonie, les années 1880 voient les derniers affrontements entre Indiens et colons. Le colonel Garay, commandant de l'avant-poste fortifié d'un village, ambitionne de faire de l'Argentine un grand pays moderne et, pour s'y établir, accueille sa jeune femme Marguerite venue de Paris. Garay prépare l'arrivée de la voie ferrée et cette nouvelle infrastructure attire autant d'émigrants comme l'institutrice, que la convoitise d'autochtones comme Maître Pacheco qui rêve d'accaparer le plus de terre possible. Madame Yvonne, patronne de la maison close locale va l'y aider moyennant des compensations. Pendant que Marguerite, désorientée dans ce Nouveau Monde, s'attache à civiliser une jeune Indienne captive, la garnison prépare une fête pour l'arrivée du train et l'on commence à attribuer les lopins de terre aux soldats les plus valeureux. Les Indiens profitent de ces moments de relâche de surveillance pour passer à l'attaque. Garay y laisse sa vie, ce qui incite Marguerite à demeurer en Argentine.
Lenin: The Train, 3h18
Directed by Damiano Damiani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Dominique Sanda, Leslie Caron, Jason Connery, Timothy West, Günther Maria Halmer
Roles Nedeshda Krupskaja
Rating68% 3.4338553.4338553.4338553.4338553.433855
En 1917, Lénine, réfugié en Suisse près de Genève avec sa femme Nadedja Kroupskaïa, est approché par des intermédiaires de l'Allemagne pour rentrer en Russie, alors gouvernée par Kerenski.
Courage Mountain, 1h38
Directed by Christopher Leitch
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Political films, Children's films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Urbano Barberini, Nicola Stapleton, Yorgo Voyagis, Jan Rubes, Leslie Caron
Roles Jane Hilary
Rating57% 2.8541052.8541052.8541052.8541052.854105
In 1915, during World War I, Heidi, now 15 years old, still lives on the Swiss Alps with her grandfather. She receives an invitation from Madame Jane Hillary, the headmistress of Brookings School for Girls in Italy, to join her school. Heidi has the means to go, as she has just received an inheritance from her friend Klara's grandmother. Grandfather wants Heidi to make the most of the opportunity so she will be able to take care of herself when he is gone. Though initially reluctant, when she learns that her sweetheart Peter has joined the army, she accepts the invitation. Heidi is at first unable to adapt to modern life at the school, often clashing with her more sophisticated classmate Ursula. Heidi's only friend is Ilsa, though she has the kind support of Madame Hillary.