Benoît Magimel is a French actor.
Date of birth
He was born on May 11, 1974.
Family and Early life
Benoît was born and bred in Paris. He is the eldest of three children who were born to a bank employee (father) and nurse (mother) whose marriage broke down during Benoît's childhood. With his father largely absent from the domestic home, Benoît shouldered responsibility for the family early and as a young working actor he supported his family financially. Benoît's mother is now an artist who exhibits under the name of Michèle Schmitz. More recently they discovered that her father, Benoît's maternal grandfather, was Hungarian and of Jewsih descent.
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Benoît has never married but famously was one of Juliette Binoche's lovers. They met on the set of Diane Kurys's Les Enfants du Siècle. They lived together and had a daughter, Hanna. After he and Juliette separated, Benoît met his long-time companion Nikita Lespinasses in 2003 while filming Les Rivières Pourpres 2 - Les Anges de l'apocalypse. Late in their relationship they had a daughter, Djinina before separating shortly thereafter. In 2016 Benoît had a new companion who joined him for the 2016 Césars, where he won for best supporting actor in La Tête Haute.
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Known for his work in French cinema, he appeared in over two dozen films between the late 1980s and the second decade of the 2000s. He is perhaps most famous for his performances in the 2005 thriller Duplicity and in the acclaimed 2001 movie The Piano Teacher.
He made his cinematic debut at the age of fourteen in the Etienne Chatiliez-directed feature La Vie est un Long Fleuve Tranquille (Life Is a Long Quiet River).
He was cast as Emile Bailleul in the World War II-themed film Strange Gardens (2003).
In 2001, he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher.
|1988||Life Is a Long Quiet River||Momo Groseille||Étienne Chatiliez|
|1995||A Single Girl||Rémi||Benoît Jacquot|
|La Haine||Benoît||Mathieu Kassovitz|
|1996||Thieves||Jimmy Fontana||André Téchiné||Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actor|
|1998||Déjà mort||David||Olivier Dahan|
|1999||Children of the Century||Alfred de Musset||Diane Kurys|
|2000||The Piano Teacher||Walter Klemmer||Michael Haneke||Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor|
|Le Roi danse||Louis XIV of France||Gérard Corbiau|
|To Matthieu||Matthieu||Xavier Beauvois|
|2002||The Nest||Santino||Florent-Emilio Siri|
|2003||The Flower of Evil||François Vasseur||Claude Chabrol|
|2004||Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse||Capitaine Reda||Olivier Dahan|
|The Bridesmaid||Philippe Tardieu||Claude Chabrol|
|2005||Sky Fighters||Capitaine Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli||Gérard Pirès|
|2006||Charlie Says||Pierre||Nicole Garcia|
|2007||A Girl Cut in Two||Paul André Claude Gaudens||Claude Chabrol||Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actor|
|Intimate Enemies||Lieutenant Terrien||Florent Emilio Siri|
|2008||The Possibility of an Island||Daniel||Michel Houellebecq|
|Inju: The Beast in the Shadow||Alex Fayard||Barbet Schroeder|
|2010||Sans laisser de traces||Étienne Meunier||Grégoire Vigneron|
|Little White Lies||Vincent Ribaud||Guillaume Canet|
|2011||Forces spéciales||Tic-Tac||Stéphane Rybojad|
|2012||My Way||Paul Lederman||Florent Emilio Siri||Nominated—César Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2013||Pour une femme||Michel||Diane Kurys|
|2014||La French||Le Fou||Cédric Jimenez|
|2015||La Tête haute||Yann||Emmanuelle Bercot||Cabourg Film Festival - Best Actor|
César Award for Best Supporting Actor
|2016||Marseille||Lucas Barrès||Florent Siri|
|2016||150 Milligrams||Antoine Le Bihan||Emmanuelle Bercot|
|Born||11th May, 1974|
|Home City||Paris, France|