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Mélanie Laurent is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 21 february 1983 at Paris (France)

Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent
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Nationality France
Birth 21 february 1983 (37 years) at Paris (France)
Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‎

Mélanie Laurent (born 21 February 1983) is a French actress, model, director, singer and writer. She initially rose to prominence for her performance in the 2006 French drama film Don't Worry, I'm Fine for which she later won the César Award for Most Promising Actress and the Prix Romy Schneider as well. Laurent further became known to international audiences for her starring role as Shoshanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which she won Best Actress from the Online Film Critics Society and the Austin Film Critics Association and then also starred in one of 2013's top-grossing Hollywood films, Now You See Me.

Laurent's other notable works include Dikkenek (2006), a Franco-Belgian comedy film for which she won Étoiles d'Or for Best Female Newcomer, French war film Days of Glory (2006), Cédric Klapisch's Paris (2008) with an ensemble cast, The Round Up (2010), a French movie depicting the true story of a Jewish boy amidst the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, Mike Mills' comedy drama Beginners (2011) for which was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, comedy drama Et soudain, tout le monde me manque (2011) for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival , French-American nature documentary Wings of Life (2011) serving as narrator, Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Canadian-Spanish psycho thriller Enemy (2013) an adaptation of José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double, and drama film Aloft (2014). In addition she has acted in a number of French movies receiving numerous accolades including the Étoiles d'or du cinéma français (Gold Star of French Cinema).

In her first theater appearance Laurent teamed up with French theatre director Nicolas Bedos and shared the stage with actor Jérôme Kircher in 2010 for Promenade de santé. Apart from her acting career, she has also directed French movies such X Femmes, a short-film series, and Respire, an adaptation of Anne-Sophie Brasme's novel of the same name that screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. She made her singing debut with a studio album En t'attendant in May 2011, the album contains twelve songs, five of which are co-written and co-produced by Irish folk musician Damien Rice. The album peaked at no. 22 and no. 35 at the Belgian Albums Charts and French Albums Charts respectively.

Biography

Laurent was in a long-term relationship with fellow French actor Julien Boisselier which ended in 2009. She describes recording artist Damien Rice and filmographer Quentin Tarantino as two "masters" in terms of their art. With Rice, she recorded her first album, living between Woodstock, New York and his home in Ireland. Spending time in his home in Ireland inspired her to maintain a compost heap and eat organic food.

Her first child by her companion, a son named Léo, was born in September 2013.

Laurent has visited a Climate Defenders Camp in the peatlands of the Indonesian Rainforest with Greenpeace activists. She is one of the Climate Ambassadors for Kofi Annan's Global Humanitarian Forum "Tck Tck Tck" Campaign. Laurent has also joined the campaign against overfishing on the invitation of the Blue Marine Foundation, and was cast for the voice-over of documentary The End of the Line. She was one of the leading celebrities of the campaign Fish Fight France, which aimed (and succeeded) at citizens asking for a new European law lowering the level of fish discards in European seas.

Laurent explained in 2009 that she doesn’t have ambitions to be a crossover actress. She loves France, her street, her café, and not having to use a car. Rather than go on to work on a big budget American movie after Inglourious Basterds, her next role was in a small theater piece in France.

Laurent has written and directed movies and in an interview with Indiewire admitted she loves writing: “[Writing is] especially super exciting because you have everything to do and most of your ideas come from that first part… you just imagine things, and you imagine actors.” She described the shooting process as “the fun part” because of “working with people I love—it’s always a great human moment because we’re sharing things and it’s good to see people who are here for you and your story, to tell your story. It’s really beautiful, it’s why I love making movies.” She also mentioned that as a writer-director she enjoys that “you don’t wait for the desire of someone else”.

Best films

Now You See Me (2013)
(Actress)
The Concert (2009)
(Actress)
The Round Up (2010)
(Actress)
Paris (2008)
(Actress)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
(Actress)
Beginners (2011)
(Actress)

Usually with

Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2 films)
Cyril Dion
Cyril Dion
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mélanie Laurent (45 films)

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Actress

6 Underground, 2h8
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins
Roles Two
Rating61% 3.0518253.0518253.0518253.0518253.051825
Un mystérieux milliardaire est à la tête d'une unité d'élite secrète composée de lui-même et de cinq autres personnes ayant toutes simulé leur propre mort. Ces « fantômes » ont pour mission d'éliminer les plus puissants criminels et dictateurs dans le monde.
Return of the Hero, 1h30
Directed by Laurent Tirard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Historical
Themes Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films
Actors Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Fabienne Galula, Féodor Atkine, Christian Bujeau
Roles Elisabeth Beaugrand
Rating64% 3.2334753.2334753.2334753.2334753.233475
En 1809, pendant la période du Premier Empire. Le capitaine Charles-Grégoire Neuville, fringant hussard, demande la main de Pauline Beaugrand, une jeune fille de bonne famille habitant un château dans une petite ville de Bourgogne, et reçoit un accord enthousiaste des parents. Mais alors que tout le monde se réjouit, il reçoit soudain l'ordre de partir immédiatement au combat, l'offensive contre les Autrichiens a commencé. Sur le point de partir, du haut de son cheval, il promet à Pauline de lui écrire une lettre tous les jours.
Operation Finale, 2h2
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Actors Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Simon Russell Beale, Lior Raz
Roles Hanna Elian
Rating66% 3.300643.300643.300643.300643.30064
Quinze ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en 1960, une équipe d'agents secrets israéliens traque le nazi Adolf Eichmann, haut fonctionnaire du Troisième Reich, logisticien de la Shoah, en cavale, en Argentine où il se cache sous la fausse identité de Ricardo Klement. Ils parviennent à le capturer puis à l'exfiltrer dans des conditions rocambolesques pour l'emmener en Israël où il est jugé au cours d"un retentissant procès tenu à Jérusalem en avril 1961.
Mia and the White Lion, 1h37
Origin France
Genres Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about lions, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Brandon Auret
Roles Alice Owen
Rating66% 3.300543.300543.300543.300543.30054
Mia a 11 ans quand elle noue une relation hors du commun avec Charlie, un lionceau blanc né dans la ferme d'élevage de félins de ses parents en Afrique du Sud.
Paris Prestige, 1h45
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Reda Kateb, Slimane Dazi, Mélanie Laurent, Yassine Azzouz, Lola Dewaere
Roles Margot
Rating58% 2.9224052.9224052.9224052.9224052.922405
Un ex-détenu souhaite revenir « aux affaires » dans son quartier...
My Son
My Son (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Antoine Hamel, Christophe Rossignon
Roles Marie Blanchard
Rating58% 2.9124652.9124652.9124652.9124652.912465
Lors d'une escale en France, Julien découvre sur son répondeur un message de son ex femme en larmes : leur petit garçon de sept ans a disparu lors d'un bivouac en montagne pendant une classe verte. Julien se précipite à sa recherche et rien ne pourra l'arrêter.
Eternity
Eternity (2016)

Directed by Trần Anh Hùng
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Audrey Tautou, Mélanie Laurent, Bérénice Bejo, Jérémie Rénier, Pierre Deladonchamps, Irène Jacob
Roles Mathilde
Rating56% 2.8109152.8109152.8109152.8109152.810915
Quand Valentine se marie à 20 ans avec Jules, nous sommes à la fin du 19 siècle. À la fin du siècle suivant, une jeune Parisienne, l’arrière-petite-fille de Valentine, court sur un pont et termine sa course dans les bras de l’homme qu’elle aime. Entre ces deux moments, des hommes et des femmes se rencontrent, s’aiment, s’étreignent durant un siècle, accomplissant ainsi les destinées amoureuses et établissant une généalogie… Une éternité…
Boomerang
Boomerang (2015)
, 1h41
Directed by François Favrat
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Laurent Lafitte, Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Dana, Vladimir Yordanoff, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Stan DuPac
Roles Agathe Rey
Rating64% 3.237783.237783.237783.237783.23778
Soutenu par sa sœur et sa nouvelle compagne, un homme presque quadragénaire s’interroge sur les circonstances de la mort de sa mère, et mène son enquête.
By the Sea
By the Sea (2015)

Directed by Angelina Jolie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud, Mélanie Laurent, Richard Bohringer
Roles Lea
Rating53% 2.6515752.6515752.6515752.6515752.651575
Dans les années 1970, Vanessa et Roland parcourent la France. Vanessa est une ancienne danseuse ; Roland, américain, est écrivain. Leur mariage fragilisé va connaître de nouveaux développements dans la petite ville de bord de mer où ils s'installent.
Riley's First Date?, 4minutes
Directed by Pete Docter, Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Pete Docter, Phyllis Smith
Roles Dégoût
Rating74% 3.7412653.7412653.7412653.7412653.741265
Riley, maintenant âgée de 12 ans, est installée avec sa famille à San Francisco et commence à être attirée par les garçons. Mais quand Jordan, un jeune homme, lui propose d'aller à la patinoire avec lui, ce ne sont pas ses propres émotions qui sont bouleversées mais celles de ses parents à l'idée qu'elle ait un petit-ami à cet âge-ci ! La mère de cette dernière essaye de communiquer avec sa fille en lui demandant s'il s'agit d'un premier rendez-vous mais s'y prend plutôt mal… Comment la famille Andersen va-t-elle s'y prendre ?
Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Roles Dégoût
Rating80% 4.047454.047454.047454.047454.04745
A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota, and within her mind, five personifications of her core emotions—Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and Anger—come to life. The emotions live in Headquarters, Riley's conscious mind, where they influence Riley's actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into storage at the end of every waking period. The most important or "core" memories are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five "islands", each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley's personality. Joy acts as the dominant emotion to keep Riley in a happy state, but she and the others do not understand Sadness's purpose, other than making Riley cry.
Tomorrow
Tomorrow (2015)

Directed by Mélanie Laurent, Cyril Dion
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, La mondialisation, Documentaire sur l'altermondialisme, Documentary films about environmental issues
Actors Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent
Rating79% 3.994673.994673.994673.994673.99467
En 2012, dans la revue Nature, Anthony Barnosky, Elizabeth Hadly et 20 autres scientifiques annoncent qu'une partie de l'humanité pourrait disparaître avant 2100, du fait de l'impact de l'espèce humaine sur les écosystèmes, entraînant la fin des conditions de vie stables sur Terre. La surpopulation, le manque d'eau, le manque d'énergies fossiles, le dérèglement climatique vont lancer des millions de pauvres désespérés à l'assaut des pays nantis.
Aloft
Aloft (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Claudia Llosa
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, Cillian Murphy, Oona Chaplin, William Shimell, Ian Tracey
Roles Jannia Ressmore
Rating53% 2.6560152.6560152.6560152.6560152.656015
Nana Kunning (Jennifer Connelly), a struggling mother of two young sons, takes her children out into an isolated location. She, along with other parents and children, have come there in order to be seen by the Architect, a faith healer who heals by constructing small delicate structures out of branches and then bringing patients inside them. The Architect works by lottery and Nana's son Gully, who has an inoperable brain tumour, is not chosen to be saved. Nana and the rest of the crowd stay to watch the healing happen, however before the Architect can touch the patient, Nana's son Ivan's hawk crashes into the structure. Nana goes inside to try and lead the hawk outside but the Architect stops her and allows the hawk to break out on its own which destroys the structure. The crowd is furious at Nana and her sons for ruining the healing and refuse to give her a ride unless they abandon the animal. When Ivan finally releases the hawk one of the men shoots it down in front of him.
Enemy
Enemy (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, Joshua Peace
Roles Mary
Rating68% 3.4499553.4499553.4499553.4499553.449955
A man attends an erotic show at an underground club that culminates with a naked woman on the verge of crushing a live tarantula spider under her patent leather, high-heeled platform shoe. Elsewhere, a pregnant young woman sits on a bed, alone.
Night Train to Lisbon, 1h51
Directed by Bille August
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Jeremy Irons, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, Jack Huston
Roles Young Estefania
Rating67% 3.3982853.3982853.3982853.3982853.398285
Walking over a bridge in Bern, Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of ancient languages, notices a young woman in a red coat standing on the railing, about to leap. Dropping his briefcase, he runs and pulls her down. She helps him gather the papers that have spilled from his briefcase and accompanies him to the school where he teaches. But instead of waiting to talk, she leaves during the middle of his class, without her coat.